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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    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.
    The Hackney Tap is on my hit list but will probably wait till late June when things are hopefully even more normal and rid of this accursed table service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    The Hackney Tap is on my hit list but will probably wait till late June when things are hopefully even more normal and rid of this accursed table service.
    I have to say when it's done right table service is fine and mercifully avoids the bar blockers and other low life, however it does require sufficient on the ball staff (at extra cost) and adequate signage or beer menus.

    When it was the norm' in saloon or lounge bars of course there were bell pushes to summon a waiter/ess, as we can still see in many old pubs, but I guess taking your own bell nowadays would be regarded as the action of a "dick" in spite of the shortcomings of the staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    ...when things are hopefully even more normal and rid of this accursed table service.
    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    I have to say when it's done right table service is fine, however it does require sufficient on the ball staff (at extra cost) and adequate signage or beer menus.
    Most of my pub visits so far have been to pubs where I am familiar with the beers that are likely to be available. Partly this is because the pubs have anticipated low demand and stuck to a core range of beers, and partly because a lot of the best pubs around here are owned or part-owned by breweries: Neepsend (Wellington, Blake Hotel), Kelham Island (Fat Cat), Loxley (Raven Inn), Stancill (Closed Shop), Tapped (Sheffield Tap), Chantry (Cutlers Arms), Abbeydale (Rising Sun) - so I know what they've got and I know what I like (or don't like). Once the likes of Shakespeare's and Crow Inn emerge from hibernation I'm going to want to get a glimpse of the pump clips again.
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    People may like table service but it's slow and rubbish and IMHO will equate to a round less while visiting for a few hours. So additional costs to implement table service means you are losing money as a landlord and passing costs on to the customer who are actually keeping your business alive.

    At current times we will order next round when 1/3rd of a pint generally remaining. Not a great experience in my eyes and certainly nothing to bother going out of my way for a new visit or even a revisit if this is how a visit to a pub becomes. Boris just needs to say pubs can become pubs again and not a minefield of online bookings, QR codes or apps to get a drink and I can just order it by standing at the bar.

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    Some table service works reasonably well in the right pub, in others it's poor but I don't like any off it, It's the restriction of freedom of movement thats the real pain and as for pubs that require pre-booking, well I haven't done it or intend to. Hopefully these requirements will all cease over the next couple of months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Most of my pub visits so far have been to pubs where I am familiar with the beers that are likely to be available. Partly this is because the pubs have anticipated low demand and stuck to a core range of beers, and partly because a lot of the best pubs around here are owned or part-owned by breweries: Neepsend (Wellington, Blake Hotel), Kelham Island (Fat Cat).
    Not sure if it has been pointed out already but there is a photo circulating on other beer blogger sites of some dodgy bloke spotted in the Fat Cat sporting some manicured chin growth. Strangely he won this month’s best dressed pub ticker award as well….
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gann View Post
    Not sure if it has been pointed out already but there is a photo circulating on other beer blogger sites of some dodgy bloke spotted in the Fat Cat sporting some manicured chin growth. Strangely he won this month’s best dressed pub ticker award as well….
    I see him most mornings, when he stares back at me from the bathroom mirror with a puzzled look on his face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    The Hackney Tap is on my hit list but will probably wait till late June when things are hopefully even more normal and rid of this accursed table service.
    It looks attractive, certainly from the outside and would probably make for a good triple-header with The Pembury Tavern.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    When it was the norm' in saloon or lounge bars of course there were bell pushes to summon a waiter/ess, as we can still see in many old pubs, but I guess taking your own bell nowadays would be regarded as the action of a "dick" in spite of the shortcomings of the staff.
    Flight Club has push button service, but that's where the old 'norm' comes to an abrupt end.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Hopefully these requirements will all cease over the next couple of months.
    I think that's the idea come the 21st - hopefully masks too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gann View Post
    Not sure if it has been pointed out already but there is a photo circulating on other beer blogger sites of some dodgy bloke spotted in the Fat Cat sporting some manicured chin growth. Strangely he won this month’s best dressed pub ticker award as well….
    Obviously some sort of hipster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    Most of my pub visits so far have been to pubs where I am familiar with the beers that are likely to be available. Partly this is because the pubs have anticipated low demand and stuck to a core range of beers, and partly because a lot of the best pubs around here are owned or part-owned by breweries: Neepsend (Wellington, Blake Hotel), Kelham Island (Fat Cat), Loxley (Raven Inn), Stancill (Closed Shop), Tapped (Sheffield Tap), Chantry (Cutlers Arms), Abbeydale (Rising Sun) - so I know what they've got and I know what I like (or don't like). Once the likes of Shakespeare's and Crow Inn emerge from hibernation I'm going to want to get a glimpse of the pump clips again.
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