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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:25 pm 
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Wife's birthday today. Daughter took her (and me) and one of our grandchildren out to lunch, nothing pretentious just a local pub/restaurant (Northey Arms, Box Wilts). Ordered some drinks at the bar.

1 x Medium Pinot
1 x Small Pinot
1 pint San Miguel
Double Gin and Tonic

£26+!! Daughter did not turn a hair. I must be so out of touch.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:35 pm 
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I'd be thinking £14-£15...

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Prices in Pubs etc are daft.
Even dividing that by four it's £6.50 each.
Pubs having contactless payment too :lol:
You'd empty your bank account without realising.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:23 pm 
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one of the grandkids didn't have a softdrink as well did they? That combo would'nt even be £20 inside the M25 unless the gin was something crappy and called 'artisan'...

sometimes I ask why when I can pay less than £3 for a large bottle of Leffe Brune at Morrison's and a 1 litre bottle of diet cola isn't much less....


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:16 pm 
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be about 8€ here :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:50 am 
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In Hampshire we get robbed because some idiots think the
more they pay the posher it is :!: and a lot of pubs do their best to
accommodate this.
1 x Medium Pinot £5
1 x Small Pinot £4
1 pint San Miguel £3.75
Double Gin and Tonic £7

So around £20 should be max.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:01 am 
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Ian78 wrote:
Leffe Brune is alright but don't like the Blonde.


and did you know that the 75cl bottles are no longer corked?? :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:00 am 
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saab9002 wrote:
In Hampshire we get robbed because some idiots think the
more they pay the posher it is :!: and a lot of pubs do their best to
accommodate this.
1 x Medium Pinot £5
1 x Small Pinot £4
1 pint San Miguel £3.75
Double Gin and Tonic £7

So around £20 should be max.


You get robbed?
All sounds pretty reasonable to me. I don't buy those drinks but in my local a pint of bitter is £4.30, tonic water £1.80. Now try London pubs.....lucky to get a pint under a fiver.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:20 pm 
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welshwizard wrote:
Ian78 wrote:
Leffe Brune is alright but don't like the Blonde.


and did you know that the 75cl bottles are no longer corked?? :shock:



corking is a pain in the ass for the bottling lines and offers no real advantage over a cap

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:21 pm 
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jasovanooo wrote:
welshwizard wrote:
Ian78 wrote:
Leffe Brune is alright but don't like the Blonde.


and did you know that the 75cl bottles are no longer corked?? :shock:



corking is a pain in the ass for the bottling lines and offers no real advantage over a cap


except with Leffe you could take the cork off with your hand (no corkscrew necessary), but a lot of the bottle cap openers aren't big enough to remove the cap off a 75cl bottle...


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welshwizard wrote:
Ian78 wrote:
Leffe Brune is alright but don't like the Blonde.


and did you know that the 75cl bottles are no longer corked?? :shock:


No I didn't.
Had a couple a month or so ago and they had the cork.
Yes, the cork comes out by hand easily.

Don't drink a lot of Wine at all unless it's a special occasion and have some Prosecco.
All Wine used to be corked didn't it.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:00 pm 
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so wifeys getting a still for her next birthday then
get her a how to work a still book for chrimbo so shes up to speed

pub prices are mental and most pubs act like they dont give a carp

if the pubs clean nice and everyones nice and friendly it still hurts pricewise eh

my pet hate is a hospitality place with not very hospitable owners workers and theres millions of them round here

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I paid £23 for a double vodka line and lemonade and a double g&t a few weeks back in Chester


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TWSaab wrote:
saab9002 wrote:
In Hampshire we get robbed because some idiots think the
more they pay the posher it is :!: and a lot of pubs do their best to
accommodate this.
1 x Medium Pinot £5
1 x Small Pinot £4
1 pint San Miguel £3.75
Double Gin and Tonic £7

So around £20 should be max.


You get robbed?
All sounds pretty reasonable to me. I don't buy those drinks but in my local a pint of bitter is £4.30, tonic water £1.80. Now try London pubs.....lucky to get a pint under a fiver.

Sorry didn’t explain myself, the prices I quoted were in my opinion a fair average, some of the pubs round here charge like you said £4.50 to £5/pt and £8 a glass of very average wine and I have been charged £7 for a pt of Prava locally.

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Living in a tourist area has it's down sides..local pub...pint of Guinness and a 125ml white wine (no brand Pinot)...£10.90.
If we are talking silly...my ex boss (land surveyor) did a bit of work in Dagestan on behalf of the countries government so all expenses paid. He had to sign the bills and they were covered. The flight there took him into Russia and he was guided to the VIP lounge. A 330ml bottle of Budweiser ordered and signed for. The bill equated t £65. :loco:

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Here a medium wine is 3.60 and a pint of bitter 3.20 - 3.40
Friends went to the new forest and didn't get much change from £15 for a pint of Peroni and large glass of wine. I expect pub overheads must be a lot more around there...


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I went to Swansea yesterday. Two pints (lager n bitter) in the city centre (Griffin) cost ....

Have a guess!

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Saabotage wrote:
I went to Swansea yesterday. Two pints (lager n bitter) in the city centre (Griffin) cost ....

Have a guess!


I don't know £7.90?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:43 pm 
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I went to Swansea yesterday. Two pints (lager n bitter) in the city centre (Griffin) cost ....

Have a guess!


3 leaks, 2 pieces of coal and a daffodil?

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My niece and her husband are in Las Vegas on holiday. The beer is expensive as it is, but the special green beer for St Patrick's Day is so eye-wateringly high, that she says that anyone buying it could fill the glass with tears!! :)

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