Author Topic: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening  (Read 42616 times)

Blue Jam

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Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #840 on: October 18, 2020, 03:36:34 PM »
dogs

Yeah, well I've made a new fren now. She's an absolutely beautiful but somewhat daft Golden Retriever. When I enter the pub she runs up to me for hugs and if I stop paying attention to her she does a pathetic little whine. I like to boop her snoot, she's the goodest doggo.

I bet you're the owner of a stonky cade, aren't you?



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Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #841 on: October 18, 2020, 03:47:47 PM »
One of my mates used to have a beautiful Belgian Shepard (kind of like an Alsatian but with a fluffier coat) who was a right madam, if you started petting her she'd slap you with her massive paws when you stopped.

Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #842 on: October 18, 2020, 03:48:40 PM »
Edit: ^ a guy comes in with a pair of whippets, one of them is like that.  Hops up onto the seat beside you and will NOT let you stop petting her.  Just looks up at you and nudges your hand with her snoot until you continue. Bloody slave driver :)

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Spoons has great bogs. Proper dividing walls between the urinals which is great for me as I have shy bladder syndrome and this saves me either using a cubicle or standing there for 10 minutes trying to have a piss.

Awww *hugs*. My favourite pub's doggo died during lockdown. She was a Cavalier King Charles spangle, one of the black and tan ones with ginger eyebrows that make them look really sassy. She was an absolute legend, very very affectionate but you wouldn't dare nick her seat. She was nicknamed "Her Majesty" for good reason.

Another pub doggo from the same pub died a couple of weeks back. He was a Heinz 57 and a lovely gentle giant but also black and tan with ginger eyebrows, very expressive face.

We've lost both of the eyebrow doggos :'(

Aww bless them and their brows. *return hug*
Most animals have such short lives but some hecking character.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #843 on: October 18, 2020, 04:43:11 PM »
Yeah, well I've made a new fren now. She's an absolutely beautiful but somewhat daft Golden Retriever. When I enter the pub she runs up to me for hugs and if I stop paying attention to her she does a pathetic little whine. I like to boop her snoot, she's the goodest doggo.

I bet you're the owner of a stonky cade, aren't you?



;)

Are you now touching dogs again?

RIP Covid dogs.

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Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #844 on: October 18, 2020, 08:49:40 PM »
Aww, sorry to hear about the spaniel, Blue Jam - glad you've made a new "fren" though!

Norton Canes

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Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #845 on: October 22, 2020, 09:41:53 AM »
So I guess there's a lot of this sort of thing going on:




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bgmnts

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Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #846 on: October 22, 2020, 09:43:02 AM »
Quote from: Churchill
Never waste a good crisis.

Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #847 on: October 22, 2020, 09:54:10 AM »
I've heard it's still permitted to mix with other households in pubs & restaurants if it's for business rather than pleasure - some  London restaurants are advertising this: have your "working lunch" with us.

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Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #848 on: October 22, 2020, 10:01:49 AM »
Is the thinking behind pubs only being able to serve alcohol if they are serving a meal to reduce the chance of people getting drunk and not social distancing?

Fr.Bigley

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Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #849 on: October 22, 2020, 11:04:05 AM »
Is the thinking behind pubs only being able to serve alcohol if they are serving a meal to reduce the chance of people getting drunk and not social distancing?

Most probably because the margins for booze are so small that food is the only viable way of making anything.

Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #850 on: October 22, 2020, 11:15:35 AM »
One of my favourite ever birthday presents was from an ex-girlfriend who nicked the disabled toilet key from our local 'spoons which grants me access to all disabled toilets in the country.

You can just buy them over the internet. They're like £5. Google 'buy radar key for disabled toilets UK'. They don't even ask if you're disabled.

Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #851 on: October 22, 2020, 12:04:46 PM »
Is the thinking behind pubs only being able to serve alcohol if they are serving a meal to reduce the chance of people getting drunk and not social distancing?

It's difficult not to suspect the thinking behind it is nothing more complicated than Tim Martin wanted a loophole.

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Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #852 on: October 22, 2020, 12:23:15 PM »
This was the rule in Ireland during the first lockdown for a whike, I believe they even had a minimum spend on food as a way of ensuring it was substantial.

Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #853 on: October 22, 2020, 12:24:11 PM »
One of my closest friends is a wheelchair user and can you please not abuse the radar key system.  His life is hard enough as it is, and it's enough of a pain already when the disabled loo turns out to have been turned into a makeshift store cupboard, never mind when someone who doesn't need it has decided they fancy using it.  Some disabilities come with very little warning when the loo is needed.  Yes I'm white knighting a bit, but muggins here has to push.  Ta.

Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #854 on: October 22, 2020, 12:26:39 PM »
This was the rule in Ireland during the first lockdown for a whike, I believe they even had a minimum spend on food as a way of ensuring it was substantial.

Who decides if it's substantial in England? More than a packet of crisps, I assume, but what about a packet of crisps and a sandwich? Is it just up to the discretion of the individual pubs?

Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #855 on: October 22, 2020, 02:17:50 PM »
Spoons has great bogs. Proper dividing walls between the urinals which is great for me as I have shy bladder syndrome and this saves me either using a cubicle or standing there for 10 minutes trying to have a piss.

Don't understand why urinal dividers aren't standard.  We have the advantage of being able to direct our streams outward but apparently this comes at the cost of having to do it in front of each other?

Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #856 on: October 22, 2020, 02:27:47 PM »
Don't understand why urinal dividers aren't standard.  We have the advantage of being able to direct our streams outward but apparently this comes at the cost of having to do it in front of each other?

The patriarchy hurts men, too. Maybe nobody wants to be the first person to say "I don't feel comfortable pissing in front of other men."

It used to be a real issue for me back in the day. I think I've got past it a little bit.

There was an episode of Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe about this issue and iirc it's how he started a relationship with Konnie Huq.

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #857 on: October 22, 2020, 03:25:16 PM »
Dividers don't really bother me, but those portable festival jobs that they align back to back so you're eye-to-eye with someone else can be challenging.

I can see urinals slowly becoming a thing of the past what with modern disabled/gender neutral friendly ways being for the toilets to be a door that opens into a hallway with individual cubicles, often with inbuilt sinks.

Although they'll perhaps provide a pissroom with urinals at high traffic areas just for expediency.

Blue Jam

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Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #858 on: October 22, 2020, 03:34:42 PM »
The female urinal never took off despite many attempts to make it work. Maybe people realised that the answer to urinary equality isn't more urinals, it's more cubicles.

One of my little pleasures in life was going to a pub at the weekend and sitting with a pint and all the newspaper supplements. Pubs aren't going to be doing newspapers again anytime soon are they? The Guardian and The Times will be fucked.

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #859 on: October 22, 2020, 07:49:30 PM »
The female urinal never took off despite many attempts to make it work. Maybe people realised that the answer to urinary equality isn't more urinals, it's more cubicles.

There isn't usually unlimited space. I was at a festival once that had a shitload of portaloos and a towable portakabin with about 20 urinals that occupied the space of about 4 portaloos. This meant the men reduced congestion on the bogs the women were queuing for and as they take less time also had a faster moving queue themselves.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #860 on: October 22, 2020, 07:55:44 PM »
There isn't usually unlimited space. I was at a festival once that had a shitload of portaloos and a towable portakabin with about 20 urinals that occupied the space of about 4 portaloos. This meant the men reduced congestion on the bogs the women were queuing for and as they take less time also had a faster moving queue themselves.


Sebastian Cobb

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Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #861 on: October 22, 2020, 08:53:13 PM »
Some of the ones in Bestival were like that. You were to take in a shovel of bark to cover the tods up.

Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #862 on: October 24, 2020, 01:06:02 PM »
Is the thinking behind pubs only being able to serve alcohol if they are serving a meal to reduce the chance of people getting drunk and not social distancing?
I think some of the reason might be that, if you want to close pubs but not restaurants, you run into a lack of a clear divide between a pub that serves food and a restaurant that serves drinks,

Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #863 on: October 24, 2020, 06:39:25 PM »
I think some of the reason might be that, if you want to close pubs but not restaurants, you run into a lack of a clear divide between a pub that serves food and a restaurant that serves drinks,

So you solve that by introducing a requirement that the food served must be "substantial" - a word considerably open to interpretation - and thus replacing a lack of clear divide when categorising establishments with a lack of clear divide when categorising every single meal ordered at those establishments?

Blue Jam

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Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #864 on: October 24, 2020, 07:27:56 PM »
I really want to go to the pub now :(

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Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #865 on: October 25, 2020, 06:43:46 PM »
I really want to go to the pub now :(

Was in the pub yesterday, frankly brilliant tbh, beer was tapped from kegs and brought to you, was warm and had cosy seats, other people were around and you could talk to them or just settle into the background hubbub. Will definitely be back to a pub again soon, cheers.

BlodwynPig

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Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #866 on: October 25, 2020, 07:03:10 PM »
Was in the pub yesterday, frankly brilliant tbh, beer was tapped from kegs and brought to you, was warm and had cosy seats, other people were around and you could talk to them or just settle into the background hubbub. Will definitely be back to a pub again soon, cheers.

Carry on.

Blue Jam

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Re: Pubs seem to think they're re-opening
« Reply #867 on: October 25, 2020, 07:06:44 PM »
Was in the pub yesterday, frankly brilliant tbh, beer was tapped from kegs and brought to you, was warm and had cosy seats, other people were around and you could talk to them or just settle into the background hubbub.

Any cute doggos in?

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