Off Down the Pub on Saturday Night?

It will make a bloody good Sky One Booze Britain episode. But where to go with the camera crew to get the most depressingly seedy footage? Do they go Geordie slappers, Scouse skank, or plastic cockernee Essex boys?
Booze Britain was on the Bravo channel. There were 3 episodes filmed in Newcastle. I know one lass who was filmed in the background of the Attic Bar.
 
Praying for good weather so he can exploit the outdoor seating in the beer garden, because he doesn’t really have a wet weather plan B, as the pub is tiny.
Plan B:

Used back to front and lowered, this would be an ideal indoor social bubble.
 
Much easier to just meet your mates at their place, having acquired cheaper beverages at your local supermarket

No annoying Sky Sports on or shite music that way
Morning @lokiuk,
I may be wrong but that(cheap beer at supermarkets), amongst other things and the smoking ban was why the great British local began it's swift decline.
I don't know the statistics but stupid amounts of pubs closed/closing and probably more to follow. Worst luck!

Eta: I usually ask for 'Al Jazeera' or extreme sports if available and my pen drive in the sound system.
 

Mufulira

Old-Salt
They have probably had their time, Tinder, online gambling, cheap alcohol in supermarkets, social media, smoking ban, drink driving penalties, violence, etc have all played a part.
There isnt much point in pubs any more.
Truly a sad occasion to see a good pub close -- when a few years back in a NI village that had 4 pubs of varying excellence there was one that was firmly shuttered and seemingly never to reopen. When querying the shuttered pub, our best barmaid said that it was frequented mainly by ROI chaps who were always quarrelsome and continually mumbled into their armpits, "Come the Revolution" etc etc etc and had a snarky Shinner as a backdrop to curse we, expats. Our Corporate Policy was to frequent each pub day by day and not to favour one over the other. Expats are a very thirsty bunch, money was liberally dispensed and so many fond memories of what might have been.
 

Dr Death

War Hero
There is nothing to stop you giving a false name and the address of a semi-derelict property. It's not like they are gonna check.
They know me very well in the red lion, so saying i'm lord lucan of 22 acacia avenue will not work!
 
Out in the sticks, a village pub is still relevant. Our village pub is hanging on and the landlord has used the lockdown period to give his premises a much needed spruce up ready for re-opening next Friday. He has provided a much needed take away service throughout lockdown, in a small village where there are no shops or takeaways.
I wouldn’t go near a pub or restaurant in a town or city at the moment, but our village landlord deserves our support and we’ll be there next week. Praying for good weather so he can exploit the outdoor seating in the beer garden, because he doesn’t really have a wet weather plan B, as the pub is tiny.
Wishing him well.
If he's surviving on flogging food then he's gone from a pub to a restaurant. A real pub serves crisps, scratchings and peanuts.
 
They know me very well in the red lion, so saying i'm lord lucan of 22 acacia avenue will not work!
Say hi to Charlotte of 22 Acacia Avenue, she gets around allegedly
 
If he's surviving on flogging food then he's gone from a pub to a restaurant. A real pub serves crisps, scratchings and peanuts.
He served all of that - and pickled eggs and onions! It’s a traditional pub - no TVs, no blaring music and no large numbers of screeching teenagers (although the lasses from the nearby Equestrian Centre are a welcome distraction!). The carry out was his only option once lockdown was imposed. Before that, it had a hard core of regulars who were only in there for the beers. It is passing motorists and those staying overnight in the nearby Youth Hostel who are after the food, which, incidentally, is good quality.
 

philc

LE
Not dashing out Sat but will venture out during week.

Landlord will be behind the bar, "Usual, not seen you for a while, what you been up to"

Me "not much"

Landlord, "Know the feeling"

With that I will sit down with my Old Rosie and rustle the paper.

Pete the Millionaire (He won a million scratch card, you would not know, flat cap and same clothes from the 50s) will then come in and have 2/3s of a pint of John Smith, no idea why, think he likes head. He has two of these whilst he reads the Daily Express and chooses his bets for the afternoon. He will sit opposite the table I am at, next door to the ladies loos, saves him walking around to the other side. We will be two meters away and discuss Brexit and the weather.

Another will come in, either the bloke who likes wedding cake, been married 4 times or the bloke who likes his woman with the bad back, hence being on the social for years. They sit in the booth around the large table and talk will expand to all local things, crime, fights, who is shagging who and what film to watch.

All ways some crap B&W film on the TV, no sound, its just on, its always a guessing game name and who is in it.

Maybe another one or two will pop in, no outsiders, no woman just the locals. Landlord will grumble about making no money, state of the country and his health.

Pints will be pulled, glasses will be dirty, peanuts out of date, just like the old days.

It will be like nothing has happened and nothing has changed.
 
They know me very well in the red lion, so saying i'm lord lucan of 22 acacia avenue will not work!
You could always tell them that you're self-identifying as Eddy Grant of Electric Avenue. If they won't accept that, they must be some sort of -ist.
 

Mufulira

Old-Salt
You could always tell them that you're self-identifying as Eddy Grant of Electric Avenue. If they won't accept that, they must be some sort of -ist.
Recently a US strip joint that had a passable kitchen decided to offer take-out to be delivered right to your door by one of the strippers -- the basics, burger and fries and of course some arousing deliveries by the stable of maidens --- who said 'Commerce is Dead" --- in sanctimonious Ontario the Gov't allowed bars, restos the chance to supply take-out grub with one excellent addition you could order beer or wine with the menu. IIRC a 6" personal pizza and 12 beers was fine snack lunch....
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
Morning @lokiuk,
I may be wrong but that(cheap beer at supermarkets), amongst other things and the smoking ban was why the great British local began it's swift decline.
I don't know the statistics but stupid amounts of pubs closed/closing and probably more to follow. Worst luck!
No, I won't...but we do have a market place gig on Sunday ! :-D

12 a day at one point.

Update: Britain had a total of 116,203 licensed premises in December 2019 compared to 118,374 in December 2018 – representing an average net closure rate of six sites a day over the past year.

SOURCE


As discussed elesewhere, Cambridge Council got fed up of seeing the town's historic boozers shutting up shop. Planning restrictions have been in force there since 2013 at least.
Prevents Tesco Metro, Spar etc re-branding pubs as minimarts.
@old_fat_and_hairy may have some collateral?

It seems to have worked there....Should be made a national template.
 

Wordsmith

LE
Book Reviewer
I personally think opening the pubs is a stroke of genius.

Assuming Covid 19 is still active, it's a once in a generation chance to remove stupidity from the UK gene pool.

Wordsmith :twisted:
 

Joker62

ADC
Book Reviewer
If he's surviving on flogging food then he's gone from a pub to a restaurant. A real pub serves crisps, scratchings and peanuts.
And sweaty ham and cheese rolls from under a glass cover that have been in the sun all day.
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
I personally think opening the pubs is a stroke of genius.

Assuming Covid 19 is still active, it's a once in a generation chance to remove stupidity from the UK gene pool.

Wordsmith :twisted:
If there's anything worse than a teetotaller - and I should know I was married to one for 33 years - it's a sanctimonious,tree-hugging,VEGAN teetotaller. Hitler was one.

Now sit quiet and drink your Vimto...and here's some health-giving pork scratchings to go with ! :)

bloke up there said:
I wouldn’t go near a pub or restaurant in a town or city at the moment, but our village landlord deserves our support and we’ll be there next week. Praying for good weather so he can exploit the outdoor seating in the beer garden, because he doesn’t really have a wet weather plan B, as the pub is tiny.
Wishing him well.
Dead on hey?

It's simples gentlemen.....use the penis principle - for pubs in this country it is absolutely:

' USE IT - OR LOSE IT ...'
 
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There is nothing to stop you giving a false name and the address of a semi-derelict property. It's not like they are gonna check.
We can't all be Bugsy of Nottingham.
 

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