Pubs deluged with beer garden bookings
05/03/2021 | news | business | 1,283
Pubs in England report high demand bookings from the 12 April opening date for beer gardens.
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06/03/2021 12:23:01 25 35
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Great news! End lockdown now!
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06/03/2021 12:28:12 4 9
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you have a road map!
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06/03/2021 12:29:59 16 15
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Why on earth would 9 people down vote you ? Do these mugs enjoy being stuck indoors with their liberties taken away from them ?
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06/03/2021 13:30:18 1 1
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“Great news! End lockdown now!”

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You can’t really describe what we’re doing as “lockdown”.

A true lockdown in Nov/Dec would have dealt with the surge a lot quicker and we’d all be back to greater normality by now (other than for overseas travel).
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06/03/2021 12:24:47 63 8
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Let’s hope these bookings will be fulfilled and not end up with empty pubs if it’s April showers.
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06/03/2021 13:02:52 10 18
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Looks like everyone wants that well extra aged, vintage March 2020 , lockdown 1.0, lockdown 2.0 etc steak and pint so everything is already booked out.
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06/03/2021 12:26:15 109 18
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Hopefully, this pent up demand is a sign that the economy will quickly bounce back once it is safe to lift the restrictions.
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06/03/2021 13:08:20 17 4
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I went to my local store and they have several items in the reduced aisle that were in short supply or impossible to find in the first wave, mostly hand sanitizer at half price! And I see several places that are not open, but there are clearly people inside preparing to open next month.
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06/03/2021 13:13:51 2 6
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or is it fake news
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06/03/2021 13:28:49 5 16
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This blind loyalty to "the economy" is very strange. Who cares, look after yourself and let the government worry about printing more money if they need to.
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06/03/2021 13:28:59 8 23
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It is safe to lift restrictions. In fact they were never actually needed. We’ve all been conned (well I haven’t, I just have to put up with it)
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06/03/2021 14:13:45 1 9
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Doubtful. This thing is exhibiting convergent mutation so what is happening in Brazil will come here no matter if you close the borders or not.
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07/03/2021 13:02:50 0 0
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“Pent up demand” is economic none-sense, it’s akin with the word ‘variants’ being added to the government vocab for diseases.
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06/03/2021 12:26:01 12 12
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Do Spoons have beer gardens? not sure many do Tim will be annoyed
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06/03/2021 12:30:04 6 4
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Our local one has a couple of beer seats mostly taken by smokers??
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Joe
06/03/2021 12:35:33 6 1
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Chepstow's does, although it can't be a proper Spoons as the loos are within walking distance and not over the old Severn Bridge
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06/03/2021 12:39:06 0 1
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Just be contented in your blissful ignorance.

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06/03/2021 12:40:22 1 1
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Depends where they are.
Lord Moon of the Mall in London has none. Royal Victoria Pavilion in Ramsgate has a large beer garden.
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06/03/2021 14:12:19 0 1
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I know a WS pub which has a cracking garden down by a river. Not telling though in case it gets overrun!
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06/03/2021 12:28:06 64 15
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Honestly, who books up sitting in a pub garden over a month in advance. This is just a 'make me feel good activity' as its all we can book at the moment. Let's hope it does not rain on the day of the booking.
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06/03/2021 13:05:09 20 11
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It's actually a form of queue jumping.
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06/03/2021 14:19:13 7 2
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Why nephew has booked us a table for 5, his fiancée has been undergoing treatment for blood cancer during the pandemic so they have seen no one keeping her safe and following the rules. We cannot wait to see them again, it's not just a feel good activity its seeing people we love and care for again in some return to 'normality'
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06/03/2021 14:40:39 3 4
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It’s a public house! You don’t need to book as it’s open to the public.
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06/03/2021 12:23:01 25 35
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Great news! End lockdown now!
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06/03/2021 12:28:12 4 9
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you have a road map!
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06/03/2021 12:28:19 48 5
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Frankly I don’t believe it.

And I do love going to the pub.
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06/03/2021 12:56:46 18 20
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Sure your name is not really Victor Meldrew!!
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06/03/2021 13:09:18 5 3
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If everything is going to reopen in June then why have they extended the furlough scheme until September?

I dont believe it either!!
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06/03/2021 13:35:36 5 2
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I love to meet friends in pubs, enjoy real ale and traditional pubs.

But it’s now a year since I was last in a pub - and I’m in no rush, even though I’ve had one dose of a vaccine.
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06/03/2021 15:36:09 1 0
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I Just prefer FRANK to be Frank.

https://www.talktofrank.com/
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06/03/2021 12:28:46 52 10
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Lets hope the weather improves too so we can all enjoy the beer garden properly
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06/03/2021 14:16:21 5 11
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Our pub beer garden employs an impoverished woman who was born in the early 1950s, to keep the annoying insect life at bay.

We call her the Waspy Woman.
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06/03/2021 12:29:29 30 13
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"...industry group UK Hospitality has said..."
It's not like they have any interest in promoting their own story, is it?
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06/03/2021 12:29:48 63 31
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So boring having table service. I won't be returning until the pubs are pubs again. Fine let people who enjoy a table service, app scanning, putting your hand up to ask to go to the toilet evening out, as they are helping pubs in need but just not my bag sorry.
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06/03/2021 13:14:16 55 2
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Although I agree with you the two local pubs where I live are in desperate need of some income as they really can't continue as-is for much longer. So although I would rather be inside enjoying a nice beer with good company as I please, I will make do with what we get to help my landlord buddies.
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06/03/2021 13:15:26 13 6
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Absolutely.....booking, social distancing, face nappies, apps.....all totally opposite to what pubs are.
They are relaxed, spur of the moment, social, convivial places where none of this nonsense fits.
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06/03/2021 13:26:30 5 10
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If you go to most countries, this is how all places selling drinks are already. The UK will be just coming into line with other countries at last and pubs will be far better places for doing so. No more having to stand next to a smelly bloke sitting next to the bar to order a drink.
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06/03/2021 13:39:24 6 2
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The House of Commons Bars will be open no doubt.
They'll say they had to because they haven't got a garden.
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06/03/2021 14:26:30 0 2
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I like it, means I don't have to sit or stand near riff-raff, don't be sorry.
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06/03/2021 14:45:37 6 1
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It's not the table service that is boring you, it is life! Europe manages (in normal times) to have a healthy mix of table service and bar service (all for drinks) so why can't we. It's much more civilised to be able to order your drinks from the table and have them brought to you than to crush at a bar full of loud mouthed drunks pushing and screaming to be served. Or to you shout loudly?
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06/03/2021 12:23:01 25 35
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Great news! End lockdown now!
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06/03/2021 12:29:59 16 15
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Why on earth would 9 people down vote you ? Do these mugs enjoy being stuck indoors with their liberties taken away from them ?
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06/03/2021 12:33:39 6 13
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Brainwashed SHEEP......
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06/03/2021 12:33:57 14 8
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No.. they just think about others, rather than just themselves.
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06/03/2021 12:35:03 13 5
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No, they accept there is a published road map and to demand "now!" is risking lives and a fourth peak
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06/03/2021 12:26:01 12 12
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Do Spoons have beer gardens? not sure many do Tim will be annoyed
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06/03/2021 12:30:04 6 4
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Our local one has a couple of beer seats mostly taken by smokers??
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06/03/2021 12:30:23 38 5
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"From 21 June, all restrictions could be lifted."

That pretty much guarantees a hail storm! Around that time last year there were several.
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06/03/2021 12:56:32 45 13
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By that time everyone bar a small number of looney refuseniks will have been vaccinated.
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06/03/2021 19:43:39 0 2
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Also guarantees they’ll be back on by the 21st July.
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06/03/2021 12:33:12 16 29
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Absolutely irresponsible of pub goers landlords and government! The world is still in a dangerous situation and they're taking bookings! People, humans are selfish anyway but this pandemic has proved people are so inconsiderate more than ever imagined.
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06/03/2021 12:41:33 11 6
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The world has been no more dangerous this year than any other

If your 85 and on deaths door you’re basically at heightened risk of dying because you’ve lived a decent life expectancy
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06/03/2021 12:44:39 6 2
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Dorothy, I think you are the selfish one!
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06/03/2021 12:51:03 5 2
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Click your heels together and repeat after me "There's No Place Like Home"
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06/03/2021 12:57:08 2 2
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Unpopular opinion:

Covid-19 isn't deadly and the response has been to severe.
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06/03/2021 13:09:22 1 1
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I presume you are a recluse. After all there is flu, other viruses and road accidents out there which are just as risky. The only way to avoid them is stay at home.....but wait, what about household accidents?
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06/03/2021 13:16:04 2 1
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I suppose you don't go shopping or even risk leaving the safety of your house then? Well, enjoy your super life and stay locked away for your own safety.
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06/03/2021 13:22:29 2 1
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oh go and cower behind your sofa!
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06/03/2021 12:33:13 37 36
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Why is this country full of lemmings who just "have" to get to the pub so they can stick pics on social media, of them "having a great time"? Gonna look really good in the pub garden in the cold, pouring rain of April....

What EXACTLY is the rush to get back to one?.....
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Joe
06/03/2021 12:37:09 18 10
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It's the 'something has re-opened/newly opened' mentality that you see everywhere and that's something I've noticed long before Covid
I'd much rather let the hype die down before doing that myself
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06/03/2021 12:37:42 6 3
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You sound like a really positive guy!
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06/03/2021 12:40:03 8 4
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It’s called socialising with friends and having a laugh - you wouldn’t understand
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06/03/2021 12:42:11 6 3
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You might as well have written
"Im grump and I have no friends"
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06/03/2021 12:42:24 8 3
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It's called being free to live your life. Don't do it if you don't want to but why criticise anyone else ?
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06/03/2021 12:43:58 6 3
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Let me guess - you don't go to the pub in normal times, so you can't understand why others do ?
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06/03/2021 12:44:17 4 3
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There's easier ways to admit you've no mates.
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06/03/2021 12:45:33 4 3
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How revealing that the only reason you can see for going to the pub is to post images on social media.
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06/03/2021 12:45:45 3 2
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The same reason the leader of the 1953 successful Everest expedition claimed for wanting to climb it. "Because it's there"
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06/03/2021 12:50:06 5 2
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"having a great time"
You can just stay at home and be miserable.
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06/03/2021 12:59:06 2 2
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Because they like it and it will be perfectly safe? Why are you so concerned with safe things that other people like?
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06/03/2021 13:02:06 0 2
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You do what you want and leave others to do what they want!
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06/03/2021 13:03:57 2 2
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What's the rush? I'm gagging for a proper pint having been stuck at home for the long dark covid winter, I'm looking forward to seeing real people, in person instead of on a bloody zoom chat. I'm also looking forward to going to the gym and getting a haircut. Social media is nothing to do with it.
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06/03/2021 12:33:23 16 10
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I'll have 2 pints of lager and a packet of cisps please,
I'll have 2 pints of lager and a packet of cisps please!
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06/03/2021 12:50:51 12 3
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Are cisps the opposite of transps?
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06/03/2021 12:52:34 6 3
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Looks like you had 4 pints before posting!!
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06/03/2021 12:53:45 4 2
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I'll have a nice real ale, I like crisps but they are too expensive in pubs, I buy a multipack from Lidl and they work out at about12.5p per small bag.
Bottled beer is not the same as drought beer served in a good pub and I'm happy to pay more for that.
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06/03/2021 13:11:35 6 3
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People don't get that you're citing the 1980 song by Splodgenessabounds . . .
I assume?
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06/03/2021 13:18:04 2 3
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"'ll have 2 pints of lager and a packet of cisps please,"

Have you developed a lisp? Or maybe just drunk on those two pints?
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06/03/2021 12:33:37 7 15
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Most staff havnt got a clue on table service compared to other countries. Just roll their eyes, or ignore you?
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06/03/2021 12:49:22 1 1
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That depends on their training and how good the management is.
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06/03/2021 12:29:59 16 15
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Why on earth would 9 people down vote you ? Do these mugs enjoy being stuck indoors with their liberties taken away from them ?
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06/03/2021 12:33:39 6 13
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Brainwashed SHEEP......
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06/03/2021 12:29:59 16 15
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Why on earth would 9 people down vote you ? Do these mugs enjoy being stuck indoors with their liberties taken away from them ?
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06/03/2021 12:33:57 14 8
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No.. they just think about others, rather than just themselves.
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06/03/2021 13:02:05 2 2
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You mean giving trade to businesses that are on the verge of collapse? Guessing that you’ve had a profitable pandemic..
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06/03/2021 13:09:49 3 2
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Well they can self isolate for the rest of their boring lives if thats what they really want. I am just pleased that there appear to be many people who want to start reclaiming their liberties and freedoms.

Feel free to vote me down for wanting to LIVE my life though.
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06/03/2021 12:33:57 110 17
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Great news for the UK economy and all those struggling businesses - I really hope this isn’t a false dawn!
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06/03/2021 12:54:02 41 72
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It’s “irreversible” which means we go back to normal before any more destruction of our living standards
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06/03/2021 13:12:18 16 14
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Not good news.....the vast majority of pubs are not sustainable on a few tables in the garden, especially with the English weather. It will cost them more than they make.
Another cynical bone thrown to keep the masses quiet.
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06/03/2021 13:19:07 8 19
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Not so great news for our NHS heroes, hey?
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06/03/2021 13:44:38 6 5
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While your out and about follow the guidelines and we should be ok
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06/03/2021 14:01:13 4 7
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I would be nice to be able to go out to a nice country pub for some lunch but only when it is safe to do so..
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06/03/2021 14:15:24 1 6
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I'm Not sure opening pub gardens so morons can get bladdered will help the UK economy? Magistrates courts maybe!
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06/03/2021 14:28:30 1 4
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“Struggling” CAPITALIST businesses relying on SOCIALISM to survive.
You couldn’t make it up ??????????????
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Joe
06/03/2021 12:34:33 85 27
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Unfortunately that mentality would happen even without Covid. Personally I always find it best to leave going in somewhere that either has reopened or is newly opened until at least a month afterwards as by then the hype has usually died down
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06/03/2021 14:33:54 27 64
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Luckily everyone isn't as selfish as you and some of us a willing to accept a small risk to our health in order to benefit the wider economy.
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Hex
06/03/2021 12:35:00 154 42
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Need a haircut not a visit to a beer garden!
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06/03/2021 12:41:09 158 15
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Get a hair cut then reward yourself with a beer
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06/03/2021 12:41:58 30 4
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Any entrepreneur hairdressers out there, willing to give haircuts in beer gardens? You'd do a roaring trade.
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06/03/2021 13:07:47 9 14
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Cut it yourself. Or grow it long then it is very easy to snip the long end once a year yourself.
Not paid that trade in decades.
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06/03/2021 13:21:54 3 10
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It's all right the risk of sitting in a hairdressers for an hour is the same as popping into Clinton's for a card according to the govt.
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06/03/2021 13:23:59 7 3
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Get bladdered then if it’s a 5h1t job you won’t be arsed ??
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06/03/2021 13:25:48 12 2
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I'd wait a few weeks mate bet some hairdressers skills gonna be a bit rusty. Go for a beer.
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06/03/2021 13:37:23 11 16
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Perhaps we should instead have a HYS on the disgrace on our Nation for what the nurses so called pay "rise" offer is ??
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06/03/2021 13:56:13 2 1
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Me too. Last time my hair was this long was in my weekend Hippy days many years ago.
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06/03/2021 13:56:41 1 9
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People are pathetic.

Buy some clippers.

Or stick a bowl on your head it's not hard.
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06/03/2021 17:22:18 1 0
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You are in luck. Hair dressers and barbers open the same day as pub gardens. Suggest you book same as the pub though.
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07/03/2021 07:30:55 0 1
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Victor - go and get your hair cut then . No one cares .
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06/03/2021 12:29:59 16 15
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Why on earth would 9 people down vote you ? Do these mugs enjoy being stuck indoors with their liberties taken away from them ?
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06/03/2021 12:35:03 13 5
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No, they accept there is a published road map and to demand "now!" is risking lives and a fourth peak
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06/03/2021 12:41:01 8 2
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How come. Have 20 million + not just been vaccinated? Was that all for nothing then?
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06/03/2021 13:10:23 1 2
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And your evidence for such a sentimental ridiculous comment is ...?
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06/03/2021 12:26:01 12 12
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Do Spoons have beer gardens? not sure many do Tim will be annoyed
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Joe
06/03/2021 12:35:33 6 1
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Chepstow's does, although it can't be a proper Spoons as the loos are within walking distance and not over the old Severn Bridge
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06/03/2021 12:36:18 16 16
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I don't think a free-for-all is going to be good for us in the longer term. Feels like the relaxations last July 4th all over again. We can only hope that it doesn't all back-fire again. Please "police" it properly to curb the excesses.
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06/03/2021 12:47:42 15 6
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Last Summer the pubs were perfectly safe they were run properly, separate tables with plastic screens separating them and table service only.
I can't see how they were spreading Covid and I don't know why they are blamed when the blame clearly lies elsewhere.
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06/03/2021 12:36:58 39 45
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why is this country so obsessed with drinking and getting p*ssed? grow up for crying out loud.
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06/03/2021 12:38:53 49 17
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Why are people in this country so obsessed with judging others? Grow up for crying out loud and concentrate on yourself more.
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Joe
06/03/2021 12:40:45 3 11
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Because it's a football mentality, all you need now is them being arrested
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06/03/2021 12:47:50 4 1
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It’s not, but the media likes to dramatise things.
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06/03/2021 12:48:15 19 3
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Who said anything about getting drunk?
I want to cycle to the pub with my friends, sit in the sunshine with half a cider listening to other human beings chatting around me, and not a mask in sight.

As an ambition, it's pretty mild. Why do you have to be so negative?
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06/03/2021 12:44:30 9 1
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Because they, like you, are free to pick and choose (within the law) how to spend their leisure time however they may choose. And you dont need to get p*ssed to enjoy a pub. Now you may not, or agree with it - but you can be guaranteed we'll all be reliant on the tax revenue it yields
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06/03/2021 12:56:02 6 3
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I think you're the odd one out here haha
Getting pissed is a global past time.
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06/03/2021 12:58:40 7 1
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It isn't just the drink, it is the fact that deep down we are social animals - by nature we don't cope well being isolated with no other human contact. Drink just helps us to be social and interact with others.
I would normally be out drinking most weekends but due to this pandemic I haven't had a drop of alcohol for over a year. Sitting at home drinking alone just seems pointless.
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06/03/2021 13:04:01 11 1
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It's about people feeling that life is getting back normal and it isn't about you!
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06/03/2021 13:42:06 2 1
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Pubs are public houses.

It’s about getting together and being social rather than just simply drinking.
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06/03/2021 12:33:13 37 36
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Why is this country full of lemmings who just "have" to get to the pub so they can stick pics on social media, of them "having a great time"? Gonna look really good in the pub garden in the cold, pouring rain of April....

What EXACTLY is the rush to get back to one?.....
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Joe
06/03/2021 12:37:09 18 10
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It's the 'something has re-opened/newly opened' mentality that you see everywhere and that's something I've noticed long before Covid
I'd much rather let the hype die down before doing that myself
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06/03/2021 13:29:13 0 1
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By the time you get served the hype would be well and truly died down...
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06/03/2021 12:33:13 37 36
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Why is this country full of lemmings who just "have" to get to the pub so they can stick pics on social media, of them "having a great time"? Gonna look really good in the pub garden in the cold, pouring rain of April....

What EXACTLY is the rush to get back to one?.....
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06/03/2021 12:37:42 6 3
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You sound like a really positive guy!
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06/03/2021 12:49:48 2 3
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Precisely. I guess SAGE and all the killjoys will be out soon predicting another lockdown.
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06/03/2021 12:37:50 42 46
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Can think of a far better, exciting and healthier way to spend my time than sit in a beer garden inhaling other peoples' cigarette smoke.

This will all end in tears again because Covid-19 has shown that there are amazing people out there but sadly, outnumbered by a selfish 'me, me, me' society who only consider themselves and have no respect for others. Some really horrible people around sadly.
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AJ
06/03/2021 12:42:37 26 3
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Weirdly, I don't drink, I don't like beer and I don't smoke. I go to a pub once every couple of years or so if there's a family. But the thought of sitting in a pub garden with a pint of lager is hugely appealing!
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06/03/2021 12:43:03 11 7
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Please stay indoors for the rest of your life then, but don’t expect people to deliver food to your house.
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06/03/2021 12:52:59 0 6
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Yes lockdown zealots in with their pensions, public sector jobs constantly demanding restrictions that will lead to job losses, 1% pay rises for the NHS and eventual early deaths sure are selfish
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06/03/2021 12:53:04 3 2
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Great you go off and do it. But don't berate other people who are perfectly entitled to go out and live their lives.
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06/03/2021 12:53:45 6 3
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Luckily, we’ve got you as the nation’s moral compass.
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06/03/2021 12:58:18 2 3
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Nobody's forcing you to go. Nothing unsafe about sitting outside with people you know. Far riskier doing the weekly supermarket shop with people clueless about social distancing or treating it like a family day out despite guidance it should be one person, one trolley.
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06/03/2021 13:05:10 2 2
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Please stay indoors and enjoy whatever pleasures it is you like doing solo. The rest of us will start enjoying life even more without the likes of you in it.
Then stay at home cowering and let the rest of us live our lives you bedwetter. Removed
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06/03/2021 14:09:26 1 1
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Happy Harry not!
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06/03/2021 12:36:58 39 45
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why is this country so obsessed with drinking and getting p*ssed? grow up for crying out loud.
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06/03/2021 12:38:53 49 17
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Why are people in this country so obsessed with judging others? Grow up for crying out loud and concentrate on yourself more.
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06/03/2021 12:26:01 12 12
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Do Spoons have beer gardens? not sure many do Tim will be annoyed
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06/03/2021 12:39:06 0 1
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Just be contented in your blissful ignorance.

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06/03/2021 12:33:13 37 36
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Why is this country full of lemmings who just "have" to get to the pub so they can stick pics on social media, of them "having a great time"? Gonna look really good in the pub garden in the cold, pouring rain of April....

What EXACTLY is the rush to get back to one?.....
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06/03/2021 12:40:03 8 4
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It’s called socialising with friends and having a laugh - you wouldn’t understand
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06/03/2021 13:01:39 1 1
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The problem is there will be rules meaning you're not allowed to socialise. Stay at own table with own group etc. it's why I wasn't near a pub last time they were open. Rules made it pointless going.
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06/03/2021 12:40:03 7 31
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Biggest boom ever witnessed is coming.
I'm off to Greece in June for 2 weeks.
Been a nightmare not going abroad last year.
But the wait has all been worth it.
4 months of pain left.
We did it everyone! Well done all.
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06/03/2021 12:44:03 15 12
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OMG !! What a ridiculous comment to make. It was holiday makers who put us all back into a lockdown last year. Jeepers; some people are beyond belief.
55
06/03/2021 12:42:51 8 3
bbc
Greece have just entered their 3rd wave. I hope you have a money back guarantee.
180
06/03/2021 13:10:32 4 1
bbc
I think the Greek government will decide if you go on holiday, not you or your tour operator.
325
06/03/2021 13:44:49 0 1
bbc
Be prepared to cancel.

As with any gambling you should be prepared to lose your stake.
335
06/03/2021 13:48:42 0 1
bbc
We’ve all been through the same “nightmare” and “pain” as you describe it.

But we have been grown-up enough not to use those words about our lack of holidays.

Those words are more appropriate to describe those who have faced the actual illness and death.
34
06/03/2021 12:40:18 47 8
bbc
At least the hens won't be working overtime now, laying truckloads of scotch eggs.
39
06/03/2021 12:41:29 27 11
bbc
The hens that are more locked down than humans due to the much unpublicised avian flu restrictions?
423
06/03/2021 14:09:08 5 1
bbc
That's a fowl suggestion
4
06/03/2021 12:26:01 12 12
bbc
Do Spoons have beer gardens? not sure many do Tim will be annoyed
35
06/03/2021 12:40:22 1 1
bbc
Depends where they are.
Lord Moon of the Mall in London has none. Royal Victoria Pavilion in Ramsgate has a large beer garden.
26
06/03/2021 12:36:58 39 45
bbc
why is this country so obsessed with drinking and getting p*ssed? grow up for crying out loud.
36
Joe
06/03/2021 12:40:45 3 11
bbc
Because it's a football mentality, all you need now is them being arrested
51
06/03/2021 12:44:15 11 3
bbc
Football mentality? Wow judgemental much
23
06/03/2021 12:35:03 13 5
bbc
No, they accept there is a published road map and to demand "now!" is risking lives and a fourth peak
37
06/03/2021 12:41:01 8 2
bbc
How come. Have 20 million + not just been vaccinated? Was that all for nothing then?
56
06/03/2021 12:45:21 1 4
bbc
just read up on the science, the numbers in hospital, the road map

Its not all about death and a growing number in hospital come from the lower risk groups

On the other hand just rant based on one small factor
22
Hex
06/03/2021 12:35:00 154 42
bbc
Need a haircut not a visit to a beer garden!
38
06/03/2021 12:41:09 158 15
bbc
Get a hair cut then reward yourself with a beer
137
06/03/2021 13:04:05 10 2
bbc
But not just one beer.
271
06/03/2021 13:24:28 8 14
bbc
Just cut your own hair and reward yourself with a beer at home!
Get vaccinated first with both doses then you can enjoy the beer garden with social distancing and a mask. You can still carry and infect people around you even if you've been vaccinated at least the chance of you catching it yourself are almost nothing. Stay safe everyone!
34
06/03/2021 12:40:18 47 8
bbc
At least the hens won't be working overtime now, laying truckloads of scotch eggs.
39
06/03/2021 12:41:29 27 11
bbc
The hens that are more locked down than humans due to the much unpublicised avian flu restrictions?
83
06/03/2021 12:50:50 9 7
bbc
so does the down voter not believe that there is a lockdown for avian flu?

Has been since december with no roadmap or national uprising that there isnt one!
149
06/03/2021 13:06:55 2 4
bbc
The hens that don't have bills to pay.
351
06/03/2021 13:51:29 4 1
bbc
Most hens are, sadly, locked down for their entire short lives.
14
06/03/2021 12:33:12 16 29
bbc
Absolutely irresponsible of pub goers landlords and government! The world is still in a dangerous situation and they're taking bookings! People, humans are selfish anyway but this pandemic has proved people are so inconsiderate more than ever imagined.
40
06/03/2021 12:41:33 11 6
bbc
The world has been no more dangerous this year than any other

If your 85 and on deaths door you’re basically at heightened risk of dying because you’ve lived a decent life expectancy
22
Hex
06/03/2021 12:35:00 154 42
bbc
Need a haircut not a visit to a beer garden!
41
06/03/2021 12:41:58 30 4
bbc
Any entrepreneur hairdressers out there, willing to give haircuts in beer gardens? You'd do a roaring trade.
58
06/03/2021 12:45:40 12 2
bbc
Genius! I’ve been wearing a hat since Christmas
321
06/03/2021 13:43:23 7 1
bbc
Great idea just make sure the hairdresser is not drinking to much if you value your lugs.
358
06/03/2021 13:52:38 3 1
bbc
As long as the hairdresser doesn’t get washed.
727
06/03/2021 17:42:43 1 0
bbc
waiter, waiter, there's a hair in my beer
42
06/03/2021 12:40:13 61 22
bbc
Ooh let me guess ?

People attending pubs will be vilified on HYS. Even though they aren't allowed to go to the pub until the GOVERNMENT says so.
152
06/03/2021 13:07:12 42 29
bbc
As it should be. Most people are vilified that break the law.
217
06/03/2021 13:17:19 10 26
bbc
People attending pubs to binge on alcohol should be vilified regardless. Disgusting and very costly habit to society.
302
06/03/2021 13:36:25 15 3
bbc
Doubtful. Assuming the vaccination programme goes to plan, no-one will be vilified for trying to approach normality. Like bill_allan says, if it's against the law that's different. I've followed the rules to the letter over the past year, so if I fancy an (outside) trip to the pub and I observe all the safety precautions, I really don't care if someone looks down their nose at me.
659
06/03/2021 16:17:34 2 0
bbc
I sincerely hope not. Any that go and get bladdered should be, because they're likely to take stupid risks, because of their impaired judgement. But the majority who go and have a few drinks with friends, should certainly NOT be criticised.
661
06/03/2021 16:20:47 0 0
bbc
Don't worry, I'm sure the authorities will be out as usual patrolling and ticketing their new found quarry, managing folks long awaited fun. Laughable if it wasn't so true.
15
06/03/2021 12:33:13 37 36
bbc
Why is this country full of lemmings who just "have" to get to the pub so they can stick pics on social media, of them "having a great time"? Gonna look really good in the pub garden in the cold, pouring rain of April....

What EXACTLY is the rush to get back to one?.....
43
06/03/2021 12:42:11 6 3
bbc
You might as well have written
"Im grump and I have no friends"
15
06/03/2021 12:33:13 37 36
bbc
Why is this country full of lemmings who just "have" to get to the pub so they can stick pics on social media, of them "having a great time"? Gonna look really good in the pub garden in the cold, pouring rain of April....

What EXACTLY is the rush to get back to one?.....
44
06/03/2021 12:42:24 8 3
bbc
It's called being free to live your life. Don't do it if you don't want to but why criticise anyone else ?
29
06/03/2021 12:37:50 42 46
bbc
Can think of a far better, exciting and healthier way to spend my time than sit in a beer garden inhaling other peoples' cigarette smoke.

This will all end in tears again because Covid-19 has shown that there are amazing people out there but sadly, outnumbered by a selfish 'me, me, me' society who only consider themselves and have no respect for others. Some really horrible people around sadly.
45
AJ
06/03/2021 12:42:37 26 3
bbc
Weirdly, I don't drink, I don't like beer and I don't smoke. I go to a pub once every couple of years or so if there's a family. But the thought of sitting in a pub garden with a pint of lager is hugely appealing!
Nurses, doctors we luv u! But seriously don't u do your job cos you love it! I work in private sector & not had a payrise 4 many years!understand its not fair ur 1% more than my payrise, not good for you.u should love your job 4 different reasons going into those professions.but I know you guys earn more than the minimum wage. Now that's not right!Minimum wage! Luvthe NHS,but to strike.not good ! Removed
please dont confuse the front line staff with their unions demanding 12.5% contrary to the 3rd increase in a 3 year deal Removed
94
06/03/2021 12:53:11 3 1
bbc
Agreed. I do not mean any disrespect to nurses but threatening to strike when you have a secure job and are being offered a pay rise is disrespectful to those of us who have also worked all through this pandemic with no pay rise (minimum wage is creeping up closer to me every year) and living every day in fear we may lose our jobs completely.
29
06/03/2021 12:37:50 42 46
bbc
Can think of a far better, exciting and healthier way to spend my time than sit in a beer garden inhaling other peoples' cigarette smoke.

This will all end in tears again because Covid-19 has shown that there are amazing people out there but sadly, outnumbered by a selfish 'me, me, me' society who only consider themselves and have no respect for others. Some really horrible people around sadly.
47
06/03/2021 12:43:03 11 7
bbc
Please stay indoors for the rest of your life then, but don’t expect people to deliver food to your house.
99
06/03/2021 12:53:50 3 5
bbc
Do they do deliveries to the wide open countryside, mountain peaks, lakes and far better places than the pub?

Oh, I'm off to the pub again - doh!! as Homer Simpson would say
48
ps
06/03/2021 12:43:56 11 34
bbc
Hoards of drunk idiots, no self control, COVID will like this and react appropriately. High levels of infection to be expected. Drunks will not stay outside anyway, there is no policing for this and landlords are money grabbing and will not stick to the rules. All the good work down the drain.
62
06/03/2021 12:46:56 15 9
bbc
Don’t worry, you’ll be quite safe cowering behind the sofa.
68
06/03/2021 12:48:31 4 1
bbc
The three occasions I visited beer gardens last year were policed very well. Table service with all staff wearing masks or visor, tables cleaned between groups and customers wearing masks while not seated.
82
06/03/2021 12:50:40 4 1
bbc
I’m guessing you never go to the pub, regardless.
87
06/03/2021 12:51:17 4 1
bbc
The vaccine will mean less elderly need hospital treatment and die

The rest of us are pretty much fine getting covid as we make up a tiny percentage of deaths

So life is returning to normal

Get used to it
95
06/03/2021 12:53:30 3 1
bbc
You seem to be an expert on how people behave in or outside Pubs. Just don't go if this is what you think.
186
06/03/2021 13:11:45 5 1
bbc
So all people who go to the pub end of drunk? Bit judgmental aren't you?
15
06/03/2021 12:33:13 37 36
bbc
Why is this country full of lemmings who just "have" to get to the pub so they can stick pics on social media, of them "having a great time"? Gonna look really good in the pub garden in the cold, pouring rain of April....

What EXACTLY is the rush to get back to one?.....
49
06/03/2021 12:43:58 6 3
bbc
Let me guess - you don't go to the pub in normal times, so you can't understand why others do ?
33
06/03/2021 12:40:03 7 31
bbc
Biggest boom ever witnessed is coming.
I'm off to Greece in June for 2 weeks.
Been a nightmare not going abroad last year.
But the wait has all been worth it.
4 months of pain left.
We did it everyone! Well done all.
50
06/03/2021 12:44:03 15 12
bbc
OMG !! What a ridiculous comment to make. It was holiday makers who put us all back into a lockdown last year. Jeepers; some people are beyond belief.
36
Joe
06/03/2021 12:40:45 3 11
bbc
Because it's a football mentality, all you need now is them being arrested
51
06/03/2021 12:44:15 11 3
bbc
Football mentality? Wow judgemental much
15
06/03/2021 12:33:13 37 36
bbc
Why is this country full of lemmings who just "have" to get to the pub so they can stick pics on social media, of them "having a great time"? Gonna look really good in the pub garden in the cold, pouring rain of April....

What EXACTLY is the rush to get back to one?.....
52
06/03/2021 12:44:17 4 3
bbc
There's easier ways to admit you've no mates.
14
06/03/2021 12:33:12 16 29
bbc
Absolutely irresponsible of pub goers landlords and government! The world is still in a dangerous situation and they're taking bookings! People, humans are selfish anyway but this pandemic has proved people are so inconsiderate more than ever imagined.
53
06/03/2021 12:44:39 6 2
bbc
Dorothy, I think you are the selfish one!
54
06/03/2021 12:45:14 212 57
bbc
It's not about going out and getting rubbered, it's about going out and having a pints with friends, conversations, making memories, doing something else than walking in a park that's heaving. All those people who are against this probably haven't set foot in a pub in years.
70
06/03/2021 12:48:54 100 27
bbc
...and THEN getting rubbered. : )
76
06/03/2021 12:50:00 23 25
bbc
They haven’t set foot outside the daily mail for decades
127
06/03/2021 13:01:59 34 12
bbc
I think they're the type of people who buy a house next to a pub then complain about the noise.
167
06/03/2021 13:08:47 19 21
bbc
Whats stopping you having a conversation in the park. If you think parks are heaving, wait until the pubs open how much space are you going to have there?
189
06/03/2021 13:12:40 9 35
bbc
Pubs keep closing pre covid. Those few using these expensive old fashioned places are declining. Not a regular haunt of any much more than a youth drunkards set. But they are very full of it being 'normal' when it is very far from most families behaviours.
200
06/03/2021 13:14:10 7 2
bbc
To go to a pub that's heaving ??
315
06/03/2021 13:41:22 12 7
bbc
Just checked my Local's website and they are accepting bookings from the 12th. Can't wait ????
327
06/03/2021 13:45:58 4 4
bbc
Most of those things will still be against the rules even when pubs reopen.
437
06/03/2021 14:12:43 2 14
bbc
It's about getting bladdered pure and simple! That's why it will be chaos! Providing it goes ahead of course, I'd bet all the money I've spent in pubs since 1973 (Thousands) that it won't!
449
06/03/2021 14:11:38 5 10
bbc
Heaving parks? What about heaving pubs? Full of loudly yapping people to boot.
458
06/03/2021 14:15:52 8 4
bbc
Yeah taking the piss out of your mates weight and bald heads....Great days !!!??
583
06/03/2021 15:07:33 5 3
bbc
Some of us choose not to drink.
680
06/03/2021 16:30:05 2 0
bbc
Their wives won't let them!
715
06/03/2021 17:25:22 3 1
bbc
Booking for the 12th April is a bit premature, the kids aren't even back at school yet so by april 12th the R rate will have gone up again so it just isn't going to happen. Maybe late May is more realistic.
763
06/03/2021 18:54:11 3 1
bbc
If people want to get "rubbered" then that is their choice we've had over a year of having our freedom curtailed. The right to choose how to live your life is fundamental.
897
07/03/2021 06:59:16 1 0
bbc
I went in twice a week, but know this pub garden lark is exactly that, a very stupid lark.
33
06/03/2021 12:40:03 7 31
bbc
Biggest boom ever witnessed is coming.
I'm off to Greece in June for 2 weeks.
Been a nightmare not going abroad last year.
But the wait has all been worth it.
4 months of pain left.
We did it everyone! Well done all.
55
06/03/2021 12:42:51 8 3
bbc
Greece have just entered their 3rd wave. I hope you have a money back guarantee.
37
06/03/2021 12:41:01 8 2
bbc
How come. Have 20 million + not just been vaccinated? Was that all for nothing then?
56
06/03/2021 12:45:21 1 4
bbc
just read up on the science, the numbers in hospital, the road map

Its not all about death and a growing number in hospital come from the lower risk groups

On the other hand just rant based on one small factor
15
06/03/2021 12:33:13 37 36
bbc
Why is this country full of lemmings who just "have" to get to the pub so they can stick pics on social media, of them "having a great time"? Gonna look really good in the pub garden in the cold, pouring rain of April....

What EXACTLY is the rush to get back to one?.....
57
06/03/2021 12:45:33 4 3
bbc
How revealing that the only reason you can see for going to the pub is to post images on social media.
41
06/03/2021 12:41:58 30 4
bbc
Any entrepreneur hairdressers out there, willing to give haircuts in beer gardens? You'd do a roaring trade.
58
06/03/2021 12:45:40 12 2
bbc
Genius! I’ve been wearing a hat since Christmas
15
06/03/2021 12:33:13 37 36
bbc
Why is this country full of lemmings who just "have" to get to the pub so they can stick pics on social media, of them "having a great time"? Gonna look really good in the pub garden in the cold, pouring rain of April....

What EXACTLY is the rush to get back to one?.....
59
06/03/2021 12:45:45 3 2
bbc
The same reason the leader of the 1953 successful Everest expedition claimed for wanting to climb it. "Because it's there"
60
06/03/2021 12:45:54 4 11
bbc
But you can't order Italian wine, as it has all been seized by the EU.
71
06/03/2021 12:48:54 3 11
bbc
Only total pseuds drink wine in a pub.
74
06/03/2021 12:49:38 6 1
bbc
I'm having a nice New Zealand chardonnay tomorrow with lunch. Support the (ex) empire!
150
06/03/2021 13:06:56 2 1
bbc
Other wines from other countries are available.
505
06/03/2021 14:24:59 0 0
bbc
I thought it was the vaccine meant for Australia
61
06/03/2021 12:46:08 16 13
bbc
I'll give it a miss for a few weeks. The places are going to be packed with idiots who will be absolutely blootered after a couple of pints.
73
06/03/2021 12:49:36 17 12
bbc
Pubs will be better with no mental lockdown zealots in them
369
06/03/2021 13:54:10 3 1
bbc
Not everyone will get drunk! Some of us are looking forward to LEGALLY meet with friends and family in a normal social setting. In other words having a life.
48
ps
06/03/2021 12:43:56 11 34
bbc
Hoards of drunk idiots, no self control, COVID will like this and react appropriately. High levels of infection to be expected. Drunks will not stay outside anyway, there is no policing for this and landlords are money grabbing and will not stick to the rules. All the good work down the drain.
62
06/03/2021 12:46:56 15 9
bbc
Don’t worry, you’ll be quite safe cowering behind the sofa.
267
06/03/2021 13:26:45 1 1
bbc
Well said
25
06/03/2021 12:36:18 16 16
bbc
I don't think a free-for-all is going to be good for us in the longer term. Feels like the relaxations last July 4th all over again. We can only hope that it doesn't all back-fire again. Please "police" it properly to curb the excesses.
63
06/03/2021 12:47:42 15 6
bbc
Last Summer the pubs were perfectly safe they were run properly, separate tables with plastic screens separating them and table service only.
I can't see how they were spreading Covid and I don't know why they are blamed when the blame clearly lies elsewhere.
96
06/03/2021 12:53:37 2 2
bbc
They weren't. I visited regularly. Filled in track and trace and wasn't contacted once. Fact.
Nurses, doctors we luv u! But seriously don't u do your job cos you love it! I work in private sector & not had a payrise 4 many years!understand its not fair ur 1% more than my payrise, not good for you.u should love your job 4 different reasons going into those professions.but I know you guys earn more than the minimum wage. Now that's not right!Minimum wage! Luvthe NHS,but to strike.not good ! Removed
please dont confuse the front line staff with their unions demanding 12.5% contrary to the 3rd increase in a 3 year deal Removed
26
06/03/2021 12:36:58 39 45
bbc
why is this country so obsessed with drinking and getting p*ssed? grow up for crying out loud.
65
06/03/2021 12:47:50 4 1
bbc
It’s not, but the media likes to dramatise things.
66
06/03/2021 12:48:12 4 12
bbc
drinkers will be a nice easy nicking for the old bill waiting to pounce.all part of their target related arrests/convictions
81
06/03/2021 12:50:34 10 3
bbc
Blimey, you’re right.
Everyone had better stay indoors for the rest of their lives.
Pretty sure Old Bill will be too busy rehearsing their latest TikTok routines to bother, tbh.
26
06/03/2021 12:36:58 39 45
bbc
why is this country so obsessed with drinking and getting p*ssed? grow up for crying out loud.
67
06/03/2021 12:48:15 19 3
bbc
Who said anything about getting drunk?
I want to cycle to the pub with my friends, sit in the sunshine with half a cider listening to other human beings chatting around me, and not a mask in sight.

As an ambition, it's pretty mild. Why do you have to be so negative?
48
ps
06/03/2021 12:43:56 11 34
bbc
Hoards of drunk idiots, no self control, COVID will like this and react appropriately. High levels of infection to be expected. Drunks will not stay outside anyway, there is no policing for this and landlords are money grabbing and will not stick to the rules. All the good work down the drain.
68
06/03/2021 12:48:31 4 1
bbc
The three occasions I visited beer gardens last year were policed very well. Table service with all staff wearing masks or visor, tables cleaned between groups and customers wearing masks while not seated.
69
06/03/2021 12:48:42 56 30
bbc
Why don’t we make a certain part of England completely covid free - all the lockdown zealots can stay there

No vaccine no entry
All lockdown rules strictly enforced
Must stay in your house 23 hours a day
No pubs
No sport
No jobs , business or economy
Rules are permanent laws

You’ll be perfectly safe from covid!
102
06/03/2021 12:54:26 25 11
bbc
Good idea - they wouldn’t want any minimum wage van drivers to risk their lives delivering groceries either, one imagines.
Or people to work at power stations, other utilities, etc.
104
06/03/2021 12:55:12 13 13
bbc
Translating your message into plain English you want to form camps/ open prison like zones for the ones who disagree with you. Well....I shall say no more.
We can read you like a book.
183
06/03/2021 13:11:08 9 9
bbc
You forgot:

No supermarkets
No deliveries
No bin men
No farmers
No tradesmen

And make them live on universal credit.
291
06/03/2021 13:32:53 10 5
bbc
Surely in the Covid-free area everyone would be able to go about their normal lives. The idiots in the rest of country would be stuck in endless cycles of lockdown.
726
06/03/2021 17:42:03 3 3
bbc
If everyone actually had done two simple things we'd be covid free already but it's obviously far too tough for people to just wear a mask and wash their hands. Most of actually do get the message and that's why the infection rates have been what they are. If we'd all acted like fools the death rate would have been much much higher.
799
06/03/2021 19:48:13 2 2
bbc
And who’s going to work in the hospitals in the rest of the country looking after the dafties who think Covid is a hoax?
54
06/03/2021 12:45:14 212 57
bbc
It's not about going out and getting rubbered, it's about going out and having a pints with friends, conversations, making memories, doing something else than walking in a park that's heaving. All those people who are against this probably haven't set foot in a pub in years.
70
06/03/2021 12:48:54 100 27
bbc
...and THEN getting rubbered. : )
210
06/03/2021 13:15:49 16 31
bbc
then ending up in A&E putting more strain on the NHS
60
06/03/2021 12:45:54 4 11
bbc
But you can't order Italian wine, as it has all been seized by the EU.
71
06/03/2021 12:48:54 3 11
bbc
Only total pseuds drink wine in a pub.
86
06/03/2021 12:51:13 4 1
bbc
Must be talking Surrey pubs.
100
06/03/2021 12:53:58 5 1
bbc
take it youve never taken a lady to a pub then?
17
06/03/2021 12:33:37 7 15
bbc
Most staff havnt got a clue on table service compared to other countries. Just roll their eyes, or ignore you?
72
06/03/2021 12:49:22 1 1
bbc
That depends on their training and how good the management is.
61
06/03/2021 12:46:08 16 13
bbc
I'll give it a miss for a few weeks. The places are going to be packed with idiots who will be absolutely blootered after a couple of pints.
73
06/03/2021 12:49:36 17 12
bbc
Pubs will be better with no mental lockdown zealots in them
60
06/03/2021 12:45:54 4 11
bbc
But you can't order Italian wine, as it has all been seized by the EU.
74
06/03/2021 12:49:38 6 1
bbc
I'm having a nice New Zealand chardonnay tomorrow with lunch. Support the (ex) empire!
28
06/03/2021 12:37:42 6 3
bbc
You sound like a really positive guy!
75
06/03/2021 12:49:48 2 3
bbc
Precisely. I guess SAGE and all the killjoys will be out soon predicting another lockdown.
54
06/03/2021 12:45:14 212 57
bbc
It's not about going out and getting rubbered, it's about going out and having a pints with friends, conversations, making memories, doing something else than walking in a park that's heaving. All those people who are against this probably haven't set foot in a pub in years.
76
06/03/2021 12:50:00 23 25
bbc
They haven’t set foot outside the daily mail for decades
774
06/03/2021 19:15:25 0 3
bbc
Then you must be a Sun reader...
77
06/03/2021 12:50:04 7 10
bbc
Just called my local Wetherspons. Michael Balcon and Red Lion and Pineapple everything booked out weeks ago. Cannot imagine going to another pub as I am such an avid JDW's and TM's fan. Cannot wait to support them again. Miss my pints of Abbott, Shipyards etc.
501
06/03/2021 14:24:17 0 0
bbc
The soulless ,tatty beer barns with nothing drinkable.
26
06/03/2021 12:36:58 39 45
bbc
why is this country so obsessed with drinking and getting p*ssed? grow up for crying out loud.
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06/03/2021 12:44:30 9 1
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Because they, like you, are free to pick and choose (within the law) how to spend their leisure time however they may choose. And you dont need to get p*ssed to enjoy a pub. Now you may not, or agree with it - but you can be guaranteed we'll all be reliant on the tax revenue it yields
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06/03/2021 12:45:58 37 24
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Whatever the rules, theres always those who ignore any of them so THEY can have a good time. With all the best will , Landlords are not able to control or police the punters who are intent in pouring as much alcohol down their necks as possible. We only have to remember how quickly we went back into lockdown after the last relaxation of the rules which got ignored.
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06/03/2021 12:55:48 32 5
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Landlords can refuse to serve people.
It’s actually an offence to serve someone who is clearly drunk.
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06/03/2021 12:56:22 4 5
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Think you'll find that was down to kids an students going back
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06/03/2021 12:57:20 16 7
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So never go out again? If You want to crawl under a rock for the rest of your life be my guest!!! But 99.9%of the country want to enjoy their existence.
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06/03/2021 13:08:15 6 1
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It was not because of pubs re-opening it happened when schools and universities returned.
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06/03/2021 13:23:34 5 4
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Yes, I remember how quickly. Pubs opened 4th July and the next national lockdown started in November. At some points during the Summer there were more deaths from flu than Covid.
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06/03/2021 12:33:13 37 36
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Why is this country full of lemmings who just "have" to get to the pub so they can stick pics on social media, of them "having a great time"? Gonna look really good in the pub garden in the cold, pouring rain of April....

What EXACTLY is the rush to get back to one?.....
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06/03/2021 12:50:06 5 2
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"having a great time"
You can just stay at home and be miserable.
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06/03/2021 12:48:12 4 12
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drinkers will be a nice easy nicking for the old bill waiting to pounce.all part of their target related arrests/convictions
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06/03/2021 12:50:34 10 3
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Blimey, you’re right.
Everyone had better stay indoors for the rest of their lives.
Pretty sure Old Bill will be too busy rehearsing their latest TikTok routines to bother, tbh.
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06/03/2021 12:43:56 11 34
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Hoards of drunk idiots, no self control, COVID will like this and react appropriately. High levels of infection to be expected. Drunks will not stay outside anyway, there is no policing for this and landlords are money grabbing and will not stick to the rules. All the good work down the drain.
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06/03/2021 12:50:40 4 1
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I’m guessing you never go to the pub, regardless.
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06/03/2021 12:41:29 27 11
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The hens that are more locked down than humans due to the much unpublicised avian flu restrictions?
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06/03/2021 12:50:50 9 7
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so does the down voter not believe that there is a lockdown for avian flu?

Has been since december with no roadmap or national uprising that there isnt one!
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06/03/2021 12:33:23 16 10
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I'll have 2 pints of lager and a packet of cisps please,
I'll have 2 pints of lager and a packet of cisps please!
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06/03/2021 12:50:51 12 3
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Are cisps the opposite of transps?
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06/03/2021 12:33:12 16 29
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Absolutely irresponsible of pub goers landlords and government! The world is still in a dangerous situation and they're taking bookings! People, humans are selfish anyway but this pandemic has proved people are so inconsiderate more than ever imagined.
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06/03/2021 12:51:03 5 2
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Click your heels together and repeat after me "There's No Place Like Home"
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06/03/2021 12:48:54 3 11
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Only total pseuds drink wine in a pub.
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06/03/2021 12:51:13 4 1
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Must be talking Surrey pubs.
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06/03/2021 12:43:56 11 34
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Hoards of drunk idiots, no self control, COVID will like this and react appropriately. High levels of infection to be expected. Drunks will not stay outside anyway, there is no policing for this and landlords are money grabbing and will not stick to the rules. All the good work down the drain.
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06/03/2021 12:51:17 4 1
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The vaccine will mean less elderly need hospital treatment and die

The rest of us are pretty much fine getting covid as we make up a tiny percentage of deaths

So life is returning to normal

Get used to it
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06/03/2021 12:51:26 10 15
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Alcohol and covid19 are not the best mix for social distancing.
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06/03/2021 13:05:41 13 3
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Neither are cars, buses, offices or supermarkets but you are not moaning about those.
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06/03/2021 12:52:31 35 12
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There are currently about 248,000 people out of a population of 70 odd millon that have Covid currently and that is plummeting. Why wouldn't I want to meet friends sitting outside for a few beers? Bring it on. More risk of sending infections up again by reopening schools so let's see how that goes. Pub gardens are the least of our worries. Get your vaccine, get a pint once it's kicked in. Cheers!
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06/03/2021 13:47:45 8 5
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??????bring it on.
07/03/2021 13:38:57 0 0
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No thanks. I'd prefer that you kept your dangerous and indulgent alcoholic habits to yourself. Also just because the COVID-19 risk is higher for schools doesn't mean that the risk for your local drunks is gone.

There is also the point that one is very important to society and the other is on the lowest of the pile. Hint. Might it be that Pub Gardens are not important in the slightest? I think so.
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06/03/2021 12:33:23 16 10
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I'll have 2 pints of lager and a packet of cisps please,
I'll have 2 pints of lager and a packet of cisps please!
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06/03/2021 12:52:34 6 3
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Looks like you had 4 pints before posting!!
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06/03/2021 12:47:15 41 18
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I hope everyone enjoys their new 'freedom' in whatever way they wish to - safely. The numbers are going in the right direction in the UK and hopefully the roadmap will be implemented as planned. The rest of the world (especially Europe) is not looking so good and could impact on the UK.

Stay safe and don't throw it all away....
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06/03/2021 13:14:16 40 36
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So sick of that nauseating phrase 'stay safe'. Nothing in life is safe. This just perpetuates the fear culture.
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06/03/2021 13:18:07 18 10
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If one more person tells me patronisingly to “stay safe” I’ll scream.
I’m an adult, having to got to nearly 60, crossing the road, putting on my slippers, walking in London, the countryside, travelling abroad.....all without incident or accident, so yes, I can stay safe without being told to do so.
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06/03/2021 19:40:49 0 0
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Germany is not bad starting to open up had my hair cut Last week
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06/03/2021 12:37:50 42 46
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Can think of a far better, exciting and healthier way to spend my time than sit in a beer garden inhaling other peoples' cigarette smoke.

This will all end in tears again because Covid-19 has shown that there are amazing people out there but sadly, outnumbered by a selfish 'me, me, me' society who only consider themselves and have no respect for others. Some really horrible people around sadly.
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06/03/2021 12:52:59 0 6
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Yes lockdown zealots in with their pensions, public sector jobs constantly demanding restrictions that will lead to job losses, 1% pay rises for the NHS and eventual early deaths sure are selfish
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06/03/2021 12:37:50 42 46
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Can think of a far better, exciting and healthier way to spend my time than sit in a beer garden inhaling other peoples' cigarette smoke.

This will all end in tears again because Covid-19 has shown that there are amazing people out there but sadly, outnumbered by a selfish 'me, me, me' society who only consider themselves and have no respect for others. Some really horrible people around sadly.
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06/03/2021 12:53:04 3 2
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Great you go off and do it. But don't berate other people who are perfectly entitled to go out and live their lives.
Nurses, doctors we luv u! But seriously don't u do your job cos you love it! I work in private sector & not had a payrise 4 many years!understand its not fair ur 1% more than my payrise, not good for you.u should love your job 4 different reasons going into those professions.but I know you guys earn more than the minimum wage. Now that's not right!Minimum wage! Luvthe NHS,but to strike.not good ! Removed
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06/03/2021 12:53:11 3 1
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Agreed. I do not mean any disrespect to nurses but threatening to strike when you have a secure job and are being offered a pay rise is disrespectful to those of us who have also worked all through this pandemic with no pay rise (minimum wage is creeping up closer to me every year) and living every day in fear we may lose our jobs completely.
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06/03/2021 12:43:56 11 34
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Hoards of drunk idiots, no self control, COVID will like this and react appropriately. High levels of infection to be expected. Drunks will not stay outside anyway, there is no policing for this and landlords are money grabbing and will not stick to the rules. All the good work down the drain.
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06/03/2021 12:53:30 3 1
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You seem to be an expert on how people behave in or outside Pubs. Just don't go if this is what you think.
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06/03/2021 12:47:42 15 6
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Last Summer the pubs were perfectly safe they were run properly, separate tables with plastic screens separating them and table service only.
I can't see how they were spreading Covid and I don't know why they are blamed when the blame clearly lies elsewhere.
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06/03/2021 12:53:37 2 2
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They weren't. I visited regularly. Filled in track and trace and wasn't contacted once. Fact.
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06/03/2021 12:37:50 42 46
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Can think of a far better, exciting and healthier way to spend my time than sit in a beer garden inhaling other peoples' cigarette smoke.

This will all end in tears again because Covid-19 has shown that there are amazing people out there but sadly, outnumbered by a selfish 'me, me, me' society who only consider themselves and have no respect for others. Some really horrible people around sadly.
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06/03/2021 12:53:45 6 3
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Luckily, we’ve got you as the nation’s moral compass.
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06/03/2021 12:33:23 16 10
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I'll have 2 pints of lager and a packet of cisps please,
I'll have 2 pints of lager and a packet of cisps please!
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06/03/2021 12:53:45 4 2
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I'll have a nice real ale, I like crisps but they are too expensive in pubs, I buy a multipack from Lidl and they work out at about12.5p per small bag.
Bottled beer is not the same as drought beer served in a good pub and I'm happy to pay more for that.
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06/03/2021 12:43:03 11 7
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Please stay indoors for the rest of your life then, but don’t expect people to deliver food to your house.
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06/03/2021 12:53:50 3 5
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Do they do deliveries to the wide open countryside, mountain peaks, lakes and far better places than the pub?

Oh, I'm off to the pub again - doh!! as Homer Simpson would say
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06/03/2021 12:48:54 3 11
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Only total pseuds drink wine in a pub.
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06/03/2021 12:53:58 5 1
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take it youve never taken a lady to a pub then?