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    Tell us, now, how and when
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    Those that drink beer are the best

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    Been in a couple of cashless railway arches to date, but not yet a proper pub.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."
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    Was in a cashless bar in Ealing 2 years ago. Got my drink for free as I ordered it and they wouldn't take cash.

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    I've lost count of the amount of places I've been to (primarily Central London, but creeping out to the suburbs and Home Counties) where I've ordered a drink and the server has immediately gone to fetch the card terminal. I always say with a smile "No, I'm doing it the old-fashioned way" whilst proffering coins or a note - they either return the smile or look at me as if I've just dropped out of an elephant's arse...
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    Went to our local ploughing match at the weekend.My son bought me a beer in the beertent, and paid cashless.The barman took it in his stride, but in the time it took to whip out a smart phone, a mound of wire and a card reader I could have paid in proper money,drunk my beer and ordered the next one...
    Any way,I don't want the bankmanager to know what I spend on beer.
    "At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer" Marquess Curzon of Kedlestone, Viceroy of India.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    Went to our local ploughing match at the weekend.My son bought me a beer in the beertent, and paid cashless.The barman took it in his stride, but in the time it took to whip out a smart phone, a mound of wire and a card reader I could have paid in proper money,drunk my beer and ordered the next one...
    Well, if that was in a field between Headcorn and Hawkenbury, steam is still a new technology!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    Any way,I don't want the bank manager to know what I spend on beer.
    Good point! I shop mainly in Tesco as it's the easiest one to get to and always pay with cash, nor do I have a Club Card. The idea of sticking two fingers up at their marketing department is worth the paltry saving of having a Club Card!
    I don't have a smart phone and have no intention of getting one. They are turning the human race into zombies.
    I can't see card only pubs becoming widespread in the immediate future. Maybe the more trendy ones will but I couldn't care less what they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Well, if that was in a field between Headcorn and Hawkenbury, steam is still a new technology!
    Yep! I was surprised they found a signal.Perhaps the steam ploughing rig generated its own wifi. Decent beer to be had, though.
    "At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer" Marquess Curzon of Kedlestone, Viceroy of India.

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