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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    Has anyone plucked up the courage to send a pint back yet?
    If only I'd had a pint to send back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    Has anyone plucked up the courage to send a pint back yet?
    I did ask for a top up - I'm not saying which pub - it was our fifth round of drinks, and maybe the lass thought we were past caring, but it was seriously short. Actually, it wasn't even my drink, but it was my shout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    Has anyone plucked up the courage to send a pint back yet?
    1/ One pub (garden) I was in, the server took one look at the pint she was about to present to me and said "that's not good enough" and took it back in for a top up without being prompted.

    2/ Meanwhile in Yorkshire, our two pints of Boltmaker were one ok (by local, not southern standards) and one hiding under an inch or so of froth, but I needed the beer more than I needed a top-up with a further wait for the trek to the bar and back, so accepted it. A local couple opposite had something similar but very forthrightly sent the second one back.
    On leaving the bar, I felt a strong blow to the back of my head. Turning round, I discovered it was the pavement

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    Walked past The Cock Tavern which has reopened. Peered in the window only to see that the magnificent inline 16-pump beer engine didn't have a single clip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Walked past The Cock Tavern which has reopened. Peered in the window only to see that the magnificent inline 16-pump beer engine didn't have a single clip.
    Never realised they had a garden or outside drinking space? The absence of pump clips doesn't necessarily mean no cask, if punters aren't in the pub they're not needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Never realised they had a garden or outside drinking space? The absence of pump clips doesn't necessarily mean no cask, if punters aren't in the pub they're not needed.
    Yes, there's a tiny patio out back with some - possibly new - pavement seating. There's certainly keg of some sort, even if it's just fizz, but I think that not a single active pump is a bit lame for a specialist ale house - Tapping the Admiral had about 5/10 pumps in operation yesterday, perhaps things will change a week from now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Never realised they had a garden or outside drinking space? The absence of pump clips doesn't necessarily mean no cask, if punters aren't in the pub they're not needed.
    Called in at a small village pub on my walk yesterday and spotted the pair of handpumps without clips through the front door as I was signing in. Fearing the worst, although thirsty enough to drink something else anyway, but the landlady confirmed she had two real ales on (with the clips to be added next week once the punters can get back inside).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Never realised they had a garden or outside drinking space? The absence of pump clips doesn't necessarily mean no cask, if punters aren't in the pub they're not needed.
    I'd love to see a Wetherspoons work like that. Usually, the bar staff have to crane their necks round to the front to see which clip is which. Despite having used the same signal box for five hours solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    I'd love to see a Wetherspoons work like that. Usually, the bar staff have to crane their necks round to the front to see which clip is which. Despite having used the same signal box for five hours solid.
    Just one of many, many things that used to annoy me about Wetherspoons. Since I stopped using them, not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Never realised they had a garden or outside drinking space? The absence of pump clips doesn't necessarily mean no cask, if punters aren't in the pub they're not needed.
    Passed again last night and a new note in the window states that it's not fully opening until 12th, so perhaps normality will return and I can go and surf the pumps, then perhaps check out the just opened Hackney Tap.

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