My local has stuck a bunch of tables and chairs outside. If they are open tomorrow afternoon or Saturday I'll buy a lunchtime pint but I won't be hanging around for a session.
I still cannot figure out how social distancing and drinking at a pub is going to work out TBH. By the time half the punters have had a skinful they went even know their own names let alone what 2 metres is!!The 13th by the look of it, but only beer gardens and social distancing making it as fin as the Labour Party conference
That's because OSH is now owned by Greene King who in the past few years have been trying to market their ale to youngsters. They used to be a good brewery (Abbott Ale) but now are just a corporate giant, buying up a lot of indepenedent brewery's and selling their beer like alcopops.Bottle says "Enjoy chilled"
I haven't been there for many years, but I remember it as a nice old boozer. I think it's a Fuller's house... or it used to be.Red Lion. Been drinking there for around Forty years although I have cut back significantly in the last couple of years.
If I’m out though, that’s where I’ll be!
I think it was a bit of a bad move to open the pubs for the first time in three months on a Saturday! Good luck to any publicans who do that - it's not compulsory of course but I guess they fear competition if they don't.I'll give it a couple of days and let the kids get overexcited. I'll then hit it on a weekday afternoon next week when I hope the crowds will have thinned out.
Drinking a six pack of cider at home each night makes one a sad, lonely alcoholic. Drinking 6 pints down the local while engaging in casual racist, sexist and homophobic banter makes one a convivial, clubbable sort of chap.I don’t see it TBH. It’s not as if regular drinkers have been teetotal for three months. If I’m anything to go by, alcohol consumption has increased slightly, what with supermarket cider being cheaper than the pub.