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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Only been out twice but the second time I went local and asked for a space in the garden under the shelter ,standing up as I like a fag Nae problem until we had a thunderstorm and the people who had tables with no umbrellas decided to invade our space.Fucking chaos.
    I saw something similar a couple of weeks back - can't remember where, the drinkers were on the pavement. There was a downpour and they weren't allowed back in due to the lack of space!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    I saw something similar a couple of weeks back - can't remember where, the drinkers were on the pavement. There was a downpour and they weren't allowed back in due to the lack of space!
    Southern softies, they won't melt and skin is waterproof, the only problems might be dilution of beer (drink faster!) and getting a refill (next pub!).
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    and we’ll drink more beer wherever we may be,
    and we’ll meet you all in a pub said he.

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    So, just over month in and it's been strange. Annoying mostly, but strange. My head is starting to spin. Cash only in one pub, card only in another, both accepted in here, table service only, order at the bar, sign in, sign out, sign on, dont bother signing at all, book a time, use sanitizer, dont use sanitizer, sticky hands cos of sanitizer, walk in if u like, sit outside only, sit inside, stay 2 metres apart, social distancing? Who gives a fuck?, stand next to that tramp, stand there only, sit there only, stand at the bar, 2 only in the bog, 8 only in the bog, how much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Bundy View Post
    So, just over month in and it's been strange. Annoying mostly, but strange. My head is starting to spin. Cash only in one pub, card only in another, both accepted in here, table service only, order at the bar, sign in, sign out, sign on, dont bother signing at all, book a time, use sanitizer, dont use sanitizer, sticky hands cos of sanitizer, walk in if u like, sit outside only, sit inside, stay 2 metres apart, social distancing? Who gives a fuck?, stand next to that tramp, stand there only, sit there only, stand at the bar, 2 only in the bog, 8 only in the bog, how much?
    Sounds like a routine visit to my in-laws.
    'Beer is for all day, not just for breakfast'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Bundy View Post
    So, just over month in and it's been strange. Annoying mostly, but strange. My head is starting to spin. Cash only in one pub, card only in another, both accepted in here, table service only, order at the bar, sign in, sign out, sign on, dont bother signing at all, book a time, use sanitizer, dont use sanitizer, sticky hands cos of sanitizer, walk in if u like, sit outside only, sit inside, stay 2 metres apart, social distancing? Who gives a fuck?, stand next to that tramp, stand there only, sit there only, stand at the bar, 2 only in the bog, 8 only in the bog, how much?
    ...and this is why I've only been to three pubs between 4th and 6th July:

    The Pineapple x1
    The Dartmouth Arms x2
    Lady Hamilton x3

    Next week I'm going to experiment with the Booked Crawl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    ...and this is why I've only been to three pubs between 4th and 6th July:

    The Pineapple x1
    The Dartmouth Arms x2
    Lady Hamilton x3

    Next week I'm going to experiment with the Booked Crawl.
    Thing is, it is what it is, been to around 25 or so pubs now in the new age with no disasters or major disappointments, but forward planning is everything.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."
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    I've made my first visit to a 'proper' pub since 10th March today (I visited a couple of keg-only industrial estate brewery taps last week which didn't really satisfy). I've had to hold off due to a trip to visit family in the Netherlands, which I didn't want track and trace to jeopardise.

    I had some reservations about taking my first pint of cask ale, assuming low turnover and the recent hot weather might result in a disappointment, but it turned out well and subsequent pints have also been good - after so long on bottles and cans, it has been a great relief to get back to cask - I feel like I'm discovering it all over again!

    I've been asked for contact details in all pubs visited so far, but turnout has been low everywhere, so bookng in advance has not been necessary, which was my main concern. The only real problem I've had is figuring out in advance whether pubs have reopened yet - I was initially going to do a crawl around Horsham today but research suggested around 60% of my intended targets may not be open yet. I've ended up in Reigate instead and haven't seen a closed pub as yet.

    Great to be back - hope we can sort out a PuG crawl before the year is out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pubsignman View Post
    I've had to hold off due to a trip to visit family in the Netherlands...
    Were you a part of the mass exodus, leaving Dunkirk-like to avoid having to quarantine for 14 days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Were you a part of the mass exodus, leaving Dunkirk-like to avoid having to quarantine for 14 days?
    No, thankfully not - we arrived home on the 5th Aug after a fortnight in Holland and Belgium, which was early enough to avoid the stampede and all the quarantine malarkey.

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    To use my local with QR code to order beer from the table has resulted in an additional cost of 1.5% on top of the price of drinks 7p extra on a pint 13p on 2 etc etc. I'm choosing another pub to drink in as I don't agree with being charged extra to put money in their tills when they need us to keep them in business. They don't even open on Monday and Tuesday now to try and take advantage of cheap food August. The receipt numbers between my old local and new local are worlds apart. They really aren't doing themselves any favours with this approach. Whether it's EI lead or their idea of how to be "new normal", bloody hate these shite words/terms in unknown times.

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