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Eat Out To Help Out

Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by Carole, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    I did check and the Urban dictionary was the only definition I could find so it must be right.

    As a matter of interest is there an equivalent pubewoman, pubeperson, pubeteenageer, etc? If so how are they defined?
     
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    Maybe only men are allowed to visit pubs?
     
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    We had a meal booked for six people at 7.30 one evening, we arrived on time, got drinks and our table was pointed out to us. It had a reserved card with our name on it. We waited and waited and waited. Several groups who came in after us were given menus and even served. We at times ordered more drinks and enquired about service, were promised a waitress would arrive - they didn't. After about an hour we buttonholed a waitress and asked for menus which we were then given, and then after some time an order was taken. Food didn't appear for some time so we complained at the bar. After some wait the person who runs the pub turned up and said we hadn't booked so as "walk-ins" we should expect to wait until booked customers had been served. We pointed out the Reserved card with our name on it and the grunted, walked over to the bar and picked up the list of bookings then hurried to the kitchen. After a short time he returned and said that our booking had come in after the chef had checked the bookings for the evening so we should have booked earlier (still our fault!) We got our meals an hour and threequarters after the time of our bookings. When we were leaving the person had the gall to offer us a bottle of his cheap house red as compensation.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    I'm surprised at such unsatisfactory service.
    Businesses can't really afford to lose customers and such incidents are likely to be very rare given how busy the Swan invariably is for such a remote pub.
    Where do you go instead now ?
     
  6. littleme

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    Yes, only men are allowed, women can only go in the snug (lounge) #livinginthe70's
     
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    For some reason we haven't eaten out for several months. Red Lion at Bradley is one we've been to on quite a number of occasions. The Seven Stars at Brocton was fine on the one occasion we've been there since its new guise, we sometimes get dragged into the Chetwynd by a couple whose only consideration is the low cost, I wouldn't chose it for either beer or food personally. Sometimes make it as far as the Greyhound at Burston. Both the Saracens Head & Woolpack at Weston are fine. George & Dragon at Meaford was fine the last time we were in there but that was some time ago. Fox & Anchor at Coven seemed ok when we were taken there just before Christmas. Clifford Arms is fine whenever we go there, more for lunch that an evening meal. Don't think I want to mention some of the places the kids drag us to at times and it has been quite a while since we've been to other pubs.
     
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    You forgot that they can't go into the pub unless they are in the company of a man, can only drink halves not pints and have to have a "lady's glass"
     
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    What about the pool table? The pool table in the bar? Am I allowed to play pool in there, in my very short skirt? Oh apparently I am.... 1986.....true story.
     
  10. Mudgie

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    I remember the Royal Oak at Rising Brook as being the last pub locally to have a "Men Only" bar and I don't know of anyone that would want the 1975 Sex Discrimination Act repealed.
     
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    Used to go there a lot when Norman (Snowy) kept it. Great steaks.
     
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    A pint for you sir, and a fruit based drink for the lady?
     
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    That's right.
     
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    Coincidently we haven't eaten out since early March.
    For what it's worth ;
    I find the Red Lion at Bradley - and other Lewis Partnership pubs - and Seven Stars at Brocton - and other Oakhouse Inns - expensive and not worth the extra cost.
    I recently agreed with a "food was decent enough at the price" comment about the Greyhound at Burston adding that when twelve of us had a meal there at the end of February and "the food took nearly an hour to arrive", not that that was enough for any of us to call the management "arseholes"!.
    I think Marstons offer decent quality at a fair price. It's a couple of years since I've been to the Chetwynd Arms but we've used the Woolpack nearly as often as the Swan at Whiston and I occasionally get in the Knot and Plough.
    So often disappointed with Punch pubs I've not been in the Saracens Head or Clifford Arms for years, chatting with you having a coffee being my most recent time in the latter.
    I've not been in the George and Dragon at Meaford for ages, nor the Fox & Anchor at Coven although a friend of mine has worked there on or off since the mid 1970s.
    It's a long way but we've often been to the Bhurtpore at Aston, equally good for food and beer.
     
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    Babycham ?
    Snowball ?
    Cherry B ?
     
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    Pony!
     
  17. Thehooperman

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    Well the Oak has always been a bit of toilet so the sign seems about right to me.
     
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    On our jaunts to Cheltenham we like The Old Courthouse (Brunning & Price).
    If we're stopping over we'll sometimes have a light lunch there and PDD's in the evening.
    A lovely relaxed vibe there and Dunkertons cider.
     
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    But would you have been allowed to play if your skirt was longer?
     
  20. Mudgie

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    Neither men nor women should use a pool table in other than a very large bar.
    Too often my pub visit has been marred by a leaning over pool player's backside not a yard beyond my pint.
    Bar billiards, which takes up far less space, is a more civilised game - as with beer Belgians tend to do things better than Americans.
     
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