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Good beer/Bad beer - Good pubs/Bad pubs.

Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by Mudgie, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. Mudgie

    Mudgie Well-Known Forumite

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    Mark,
    Which "mass produced" drinks would you describe as "rubbish"?





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  3. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I'm not a huge beer connoisseur, but I once inherited a free pint of Carling.

    I would start the list with that?
     
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    Mudgie Well-Known Forumite

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    I understand that, although many people seem quite content drinking it.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Maybe they need to raise their sights, just a tad.
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    They do, but that doesn't mean it's good. With food people eat crap because of price, sure you'd like a decent burger but you still eat at mcdonalds because it's less than half the price of something good. With drinks that is less so, because most of what we pay is tax. For 50p more than a strongbow you could have a real cider, in some places like the floodgate it was cheaper than strongbow in many pubs anyway!

    I have no idea what makes a beer 9 quid, but as I regularly pay more than double for better food I can understand doing so for better beer too. You just do it less frequently.
     
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    Mudgie Well-Known Forumite

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    It's probably "good" for those not wanting an 'interesting' or challenging drink.
    And, whether for drink or food, price isn't always proportionate to quality.
     
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    markpa12003 Well-Known Forumite

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    The list is endless. A few for starters that you will see at most pubs.

    Carling
    Budweiser
    Fosters
    Carlsberg
    Worthingtons
    Strongbow
     
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    markpa12003 Well-Known Forumite

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    Yes they do, but I like to drink quality beer. Hence, why I drink at Candid and real ale pubs rather than weatherspoons etc.
     
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    basil don't mention the blinds

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    and Bass, Fred never liked Bass it didn't agree with him.....
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Anything from Banks' Brewery is pretty awful.
     
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    40 years ago Bonks's mild was a bostin' pint.
     
  13. Mudgie

    Mudgie Well-Known Forumite

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    Having never drunk "low/zero stuff in a pub" I wouldn't know the usual price - but for £4.40 I would expect to get more than a pint, maybe even two pints, of proper beer in a pub locally.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Nice pint of Double Diamond.

    Works wonders.
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I Take Courage from your advice.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Are you taking the pilsner?
     
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    2 pints for £4.40! Really?!
     
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    Yes, two pints of Wadworths 6X for 40p less than £4.40 in the Coach and Horses earlier this year.
    And similar prices in the Yard, Hogarths and Wetherspoons.
     
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    Very welcoming atmosphere in all of those pubs too...
     
  20. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Then tbh you're probably better served by those establishments.
     
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    Have we changed from naming crap beers to naming crap pubs now or have I missed something?
     
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