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    A pal just emailed me news that Tim Martin is said to be setting his sights on motorway service stations for new openings.
    Somewhat frightening...

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    Story here . It is from the Daily Wail though .


    If true the neo-pros and their chums will have a field day attacking this so it's not likely to happen.
    There are many diseases,
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    It comes from the East
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    So the Chinese must take half the blame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Story here . It is from the Daily Wail though .

    If true the neo-pros and their chums will have a field day attacking this so it's not likely to happen.
    If it ever does happen then given price difference between motorway petrol & food to bog standard outlets a pint will be around a fiver or more, and no doubt plod will be at exit slip road with a breathalyser for easy arrest results in crime prevention figures

    As OB says, not likely to happen, all pie in sky
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    Just imagine a motorway spoons full of screaming kids running around out of all control whilst there drunk chave parents sit there necking cheap wine shouting in there mobile phones whilst at the same time pigging there fat guts on a big fry up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alesonly View Post
    Just imagine a motorway spoons full of screaming kids running around out of all control whilst there drunk chav parents sit there necking cheap wine shouting in there mobile phones whilst at the same time pigging there fat guts on a big fry up.
    I just have, no no no no.

    It is bad enough in the cafe areas, chuck booze into the mix is a step too far
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    Saw a sign in JDW Leeds showing a massive 40p a pint increase in guest ales applicable from the start of next months beer festival. Never ever seen such a large increase equal to 19% ... £2.09 to £2.49 per pint. Will loyal customers stay loyal ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pintplease View Post
    Saw a sign in JDW Leeds showing a massive 40p a pint increase in guest ales applicable from the start of next months beer festival. Never ever seen such a large increase equal to 19% ... £2.09 to £2.49 per pint. Will loyal customers stay loyal ?
    I'm not really surprised by this. At the start of last summer they knocked the price of what is now a £2.09 pint down to £1.99 from I think it was around £2.25. At the end of the summer they put the £1.99 price up to £2.09. I've no doubt that this price rise is also pre-empting the inevitable duty increase in next week's budget.

    What really annoys me is how some Spoons are more expensive than the norm for no obvious reason. The £2.09 pint at Victoria Station is £3.30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    What really annoys me is how some Spoons are more expensive than the norm for no obvious reason. The £2.09 pint at Victoria Station is £3.30.
    That's just because it's on the station. Captive audience. Their airside bars are similarly dear. They'll naturally claim huge rents and facility fees charged by Network Rail/BAA etc but you can take that with a little paper sachet of low-sodium salt style condiment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    That's just because it's on the station. Captive audience.
    But it is still better, and cheaper, than the Iron Duke, Sloe Bar and Sports Bar & Grill...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    That's just because it's on the station. Captive audience. Their airside bars are similarly dear. They'll naturally claim huge rents and facility fees charged by Network Rail/BAA etc but you can take that with a little paper sachet of low-sodium salt style condiment.
    How about the Half Moon in Mile End (adjacent to Stepney Green Underground). On my visit earlier in the year it was more expensive than the opulent Ledger Building in the middle of Docklands. They did seem to have a captive audience of impoverished students rather than the usual collection of old soaks.

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