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    Quote Originally Posted by Brainypool View Post
    Some of the braindead idiots that frequent pubs in Wigan are a far bigger threat to human life than nicotine.
    Not just the pubs, here it's more often the braindead idiots who make actually getting to the pub a threat to life and limb.

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    Croydon and Sutton closures

    https://insidecroydon.com/2021/06/07...ail-to-reopen/

    Looks like they're after local knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    Croydon and Sutton closures

    https://insidecroydon.com/2021/06/07...ail-to-reopen/

    Looks like they're after local knowledge.
    I wonder if this is part of the reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    https://insidecroydon.com/2021/06/07...ail-to-reopen/

    Looks like they're after local knowledge.
    But it looks like they're only asking one person: "they are asking for assistance from Inside Croydon’s loyal reader for more and better details".
    Come On You Hatters!

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    We need to wait till after the restrictions are lifted to get a true figure of what pubs are going to stay closed.

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    Default Covid: Pubs and restaurants ask for deposits to avoid 'no-shows'.

    I know this prickly subject has been touched upon, before. However, it seems to be gaining momentum. Personally, I won't be giving my card details, or paying a deposit to drink in a pub. Plus, I think it's rather presumptuous of Charlie Rogers to say £5 is just over the price of a pint and it also knocks on the head the idea of 'cherry picking' on a pub crawl. Sometimes, if there's nothing I fancy on a pub's pumps, I'll do an about turn and move on.


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-57384595
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    I know this prickly subject has been touched upon, before. However, it seems to be gaining momentum. Personally, I won't be giving my card details, or paying a deposit to drink in a pub. Plus, I think it's rather presumptuous of Charlie Rogers to say £5 is just over the price of a pint and it also knocks on the head the idea of 'cherry picking' on a pub crawl. Sometimes, if there's nothing I fancy on a pub's pumps, I'll do an about turn and move on.


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-57384595
    In general I agree with you.

    However, on the other side of the coin, the other Friday I called in one of my locals, The Flying Horse, Of the 5 tables in the room I was sitting in 4 were no-shows and they'd only managed to fill 2 of them from walk-ins.

    Some people are just arseholes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aleandhearty View Post
    Personally, I won't be giving my card details, or paying a deposit to drink in a pub. Sometimes, if there's nothing I fancy on a pub's pumps, I'll do an about turn and move on.
    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    In general I agree with you. However, on the other side of the coin, the other Friday I called in one of my locals, The Flying Horse, Of the 5 tables in the room I was sitting in 4 were no-shows and they'd only managed to fill 2 of them from walk-ins.
    I think there's a distinction to be made between pubs and restaurants. Most of the people interviewed in the article were restaurateurs, not publicans. I wouldn't pay a deposit to have a beer, and as Andy says, what if they don't have anything you fancy?

    I have only booked a pub once so far, because it was a micro in a popular area, and I was meeting my daughter and her partner. But in fact having been told our preferred time was unavailable and booked the preceeding two hour slot, we then found ourselves the only customers!

    This weekend I have booked a table for lunch at a pub in Hathersage, which is a bit of a long way to go only to find the place full up! I wouldn't have minded paying a deposit if they had asked, but we're planning on eating rather than just having a few beers, so it would have been reasonable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    However, on the other side of the coin, the other Friday I called in one of my locals, The Flying Horse, Of the 5 tables in the room I was sitting in 4 were no-shows and they'd only managed to fill 2 of them from walk-ins.
    That's awful and I really sympathise, but I won't be changing my stance.
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