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Coronavirus - return to the pub

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Noah, Jun 24, 2020.

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Will you be going to a pub on the 4th July

  1. No

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  2. Definitely

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  3. Probably

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  4. Maybe

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  1. Noah

    Noah Well-Known Forumite

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    (Some) Pubs will be opening on 4th July, although with all sorts of strange restrictions. Will you be racing off to the pub when the day arrives, or will you wait & see?
     
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  3. Lucy

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    I don't think many of those racing on opening night will be doing a lot of social distancing unfortunately.
     
  4. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Not a chance.
     
  5. cj1

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    4th of July no, but I can see myself returning. it's all about the spectrum of risk and the level your willing to live at.
     
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    I noticed a few pubs have already announced they won't be opening straight away.

    Social clubs are probably the best places to go drinking, most are just big square rooms.
     
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  7. staffordjas

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    We will be leaving it a few months yet. Hubby's birthday is end of August, so possibility around then. But only if things are going the right way.

    Noticed there was quite a bit of work being done at The Wildwood today. Outside table area being given a good clean as I walked past.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    First time for everything then.
     
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    They may have only keg beers, many breweries havent been brewing and can you get draught real ale delivered and conditioned in time
     
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    We'll probably nip to the local for a pint!

    We're not in any high risk category and don't have any contact with anyone who is so I don't see any issue!
     
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    Bearing in mind it's a Saturday after three months of no socialising coupled with the lesser concern or respect of social distancing I shan't be rushing into any pubs next weekend.

    The virus is still there albeit the risk level appears to be lower at the moment but I don't think I would feel comfortable regardless of how much I want to meet up with friends again.

    I may try going into a pub during the week when it should hopefully be quieter.
     
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    Yeah the only reason I voted 'probably' was because it was a Saturday. Much prefer to go in the week.
     
  13. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Saturday, no way, especially if good weather! They will be rammed, or at least as rammed as you can be with 1m spacing, and people that haven't drank in ages will act like idiots. Let them be for a bit, revisit when calmer. I do miss the pub but at the same time I've realised how much I spend there and it's quite scary, enough to almost balance out the wages I lost to furlough :|
     
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    Got to feel sorry for the bar staff - group of 10 at a table - how do they check that they are only from 2 households and kick them out if not?
     
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  15. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    My general policy with UK pubs is not to venture into one on a Friday or Saturday night anyway, unless there is some compelling reason.
     
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    Seeing and hearing the people I saw today , I definitely don't trust some customers to stick to the rules in the pubs.
    ( Driving back home from my Tesco Click & Collect today, was observing people especially whilst sitting at traffic lights. Not much social distancing going on at all , including a couple of old ladies I saw whilst sat at St Leondards lights, talking only inches from each other faces,discussing how many friends they had met during lockdown . Seemed a bit pointless one of them wearing one plastic glove and carrying the other..)

    I shall also choose our pubs carefully when we do venture on a night out.

    I'd trust pubs more like the micro pub by the Grapes (Can't remember the name) , which had amazingly spotless and well equiped toilets each time we went in before, rather ones like my local whose toilets are in a disgusting state normally .
     
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  17. tek-monkey

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    As far as social distancing goes, I went to Formby yesterday. Around the 'main' area not only was social distancing missing, but a fair few women looked like they were wearing less than a facemask in total. I nearly crashed the car :lorks:

    Much quieter to the south, and the police were out in force ticketing cars abandoned on double yellows (there were hundrends!)
     
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    As much as I miss the pub, I miss the people more in said pub I go to often, but I'm not going to bother for a while, it'll be a mad rush, and noone will stick to any kind of rules, let's face it, table sitting? you're having a laugh. once you open up the pubs it's all going to be a free for all (after a week tops)

    It won't be the same anyway, I'll give it a miss for a while if anything lockdown has helped me realise I don't need to go, and to be happy in my own company and do my own thing.
     
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    I went a week after lock down I took the last official space at 10:50 am. People then started making there own spaces with one fiat 500 paying the ultimate price having its rear bumper ripped off the driver that ripped it off didn't even stop to retrieve there hub cap. Back then people were making the effort to keep there distance.

    National trust are asking people not to visit due to limited spaces and traffic disruption to Formby which apparently has been the worst ever.
     
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    Reckon I'll be giving it a miss for at least a couple of extra weeks probably longer.
     
  21. littleme

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    Apart from going for family meals, the last time I went to the pub for a drink, was at @Gramaisc birthday party!.... And that was HOW many years ago?

    :toot:
     
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