When will we be able to go to the pub again?

When will we be able to go to the pub again?

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SCEtoAUX

3,588 posts

45 months

Saturday 27th February
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RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat said:
smartypants said:
Pubs will make a killing, most people can handle 5 pints and a bottle of red every day now.
Yup. That's breakfast for most people, now. G&T or three before lunch and a bottle of brandy for dinner.
Signing in. Bottle of red most days, few bottles of ale in others. My tolerance has gone through the roof over the last year.

Favourite at the moment is the 19 Crimes range of reds. Also bottles of Pedigree or Proper Job

RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat

11,712 posts

59 months

Saturday 27th February
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I know what you mean. My weekend treat is a couple of bottles of this-



Absolute nectar, but not to go silly withz as it's 9.5%

SCEtoAUX

3,588 posts

45 months

Sunday 28th February
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It will end, but not soon enough. It could and should end tomorrow.

Clearly the vaccines work, and as I've said in here before, once you get down to deaths in double figures it is hard to argue a case for any restrictions.

NHS at one third of peak now, cases dropping like a stone.

A to vaccine passports I just don't see how they will work. Pubs can't afford someone stupid at the door all day long and once you're in well other people can buy your drinks.

I can see it for flights, I can possibly see it for indoor events, but no way is your local going to employ someone to keep people out when they want every customer they can get.

RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat

11,712 posts

59 months

Sunday 28th February
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I'm probably averaging 8 or 9 330ml bother of Amstel a night. I'm also becoming quite nocturnal.

Odhran

569 posts

147 months

Sunday 28th February
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RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat said:
I'm probably averaging 8 or 9 330ml bother of Amstel a night. I'm also becoming quite nocturnal.
Not that it makes much difference but aren’t Amstel 300ml bottles?

RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat

11,712 posts

59 months

Sunday 28th February
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Odhran said:
Not that it makes much difference but aren’t Amstel 300ml bottles?
You're probably right.

RC1807

9,991 posts

132 months

Sunday 28th February
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We are currently looking at 15th March...... I doubt it will happen if the bordering countries of Belgium, France and Germany have later dates, so as to slow people coming across the borders to eat, drink and be merry in Luxembourg!

I mean, hairdressers in Wasserbillig have had clients driving from Munich, 250 odd miles, FFS, so for beer and food, anything is possible!!

XJSJohn

15,759 posts

183 months

Monday 1st March
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CallThatMusic said:
Ultra Sound Guy said:
TODAY! biggrin

But I had to go through 14 days of quarantine hell to get here!
I recall I played pool against Stephen Hendry upstairs in that bar.
I lost.
Yea that’s Chequers on Soi Nana ... wouldn’t be my first port of call in that area of bangers but each to their own .... hehe

MikeT66

2,358 posts

88 months

Monday 1st March
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Good news...

Sacha Lord forces government to drop substantial meal rule – and hopes to bring forward reopening
https://www.thecaterer.com/news/sacha-lord-forces-...

Well done Mr. Lord.

smartypants

49,195 posts

133 months

Monday 1st March
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That's extremely encouraging.

Now who is in charge of the health industry? I'm desperate to get back into the gym, another 6 weeks to wait is crazy!

Dog Star

12,356 posts

132 months

Monday 1st March
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RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat said:
I'm probably averaging 8 or 9 330ml bother of Amstel a night. I'm also becoming quite nocturnal.
Same here, but the 400ml cans. I stopped drinking Stella etc several months ago and swapped to 3.8% Carlsberg. I try to avoid wine during the week too. What used to stay my gland during the week was having to be driving at 6am - obviously that doesn’t happen now.

Sheets Tabuer

16,015 posts

179 months

Monday 1st March
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Now it all makes sense.

jakesmith

9,032 posts

135 months

Monday 1st March
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tonker said:
Hippea said:
smartypants said:
Hippea said:
What’s the date we can go for a pint inside a pub with a mate? Is it May 17th or June 21st?
Rule of 6 May 17th. June 21st is when it’s everything goes,

If you believe that, you’re nuts and haven’t been paying attention for the last year.
You don’t think they will open by then or it will be brought forward?
Surely no-one believes that they are going to open up hospitality and small shops when nth say they will. Let alone hotels and allow holidays.

It is just when, not if..... all their actions have shown is they’ll gaslight us. Lead us on. Make us believe it, then whip it away. It’s obvious.
You know on social media I'd just ignore that comment but you're an intelligent man so I have to ask - to what end? It is hardly making them popular or bolstering treasury tax take. It may all well get delayed but it will be through incompetence or circumstances, not deliberately to exercise 'control' surely.

blingybongy

2,909 posts

110 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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jakesmith said:
You know on social media I'd just ignore that comment but you're an intelligent man so I have to ask - to what end? It is hardly making them popular or bolstering treasury tax take. It may all well get delayed but it will be through incompetence or circumstances, not deliberately to exercise 'control' surely.
^^^This

smartypants

49,195 posts

133 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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I believe they think they are making the popular decision on pubs. They are quite isolated from real life, I don’t think many in Westminster even know what a pub is anymore. Hospitality is the place for the plebs, and those are not the people that they get votes from.

It’s an easy win to blame the great unwashed for enjoying themselves with ale and spreading the virus. Simple as that, just a warped perception. It’s gone on so long even the most ardent pub goer starts to believe it.

jakesmith

9,032 posts

135 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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smartypants said:
I believe they think they are making the popular decision on pubs. They are quite isolated from real life, I don’t think many in Westminster even know what a pub is anymore. Hospitality is the place for the plebs, and those are not the people that they get votes from.

It’s an easy win to blame the great unwashed for enjoying themselves with ale and spreading the virus. Simple as that, just a warped perception. It’s gone on so long even the most ardent pub goer starts to believe it.
I think that’s deluded. They’re hardly an elite bunch of aristocrats any more, most of them are very ordinary looking and sounding people. It’s clear as day that people like going out and enjoying themselves.

Johnson was clear at every stage that they can release restrictions but it depends on the R level, I don’t see why it’s so hard to understand. Surely anyone with basic intelligence knows that when you make a commitment to anyone, you also caveat it with the terms under which that commitment can be met. Anyone with children knows this. In my opinion the public’s response to this has been abysmal, a total lack of realism, big picture thinking or responsibility taken, some shockingly selfish and ignorant behaviour.

There is no desire for control or lack of awareness from the government. They are just buying as much time as possible with the schedule for releasing restrictions so the immunisation of population is as advanced as possible as the pubs are a hard environment to enforce distancing in. The government just can’t get it right can they. Heavily criticised for opening up too soon last summer to try and help businesses. Now the same for what seems to me to be a more measured approach.

Carrot

7,294 posts

166 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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jakesmith said:
. In my opinion the public’s response to this has been abysmal, a total lack of realism, big picture thinking or responsibility taken, some shockingly selfish and ignorant behaviour.

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You could say exactly the same thing about the Governments response...

Megaflow

7,452 posts

189 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Carrot said:
jakesmith said:
. In my opinion the public’s response to this has been abysmal, a total lack of realism, big picture thinking or responsibility taken, some shockingly selfish and ignorant behaviour.

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You could say exactly the same thing about the Governments response...
Indeed, and how many times have the government and media cried wolf in the past? Foot & Mouth, SARS, bird flu, swine flu, etc. Is it any wonder a lot of people did not take it seriously at the start and the more ardent tin foil haters still don’t.

jakesmith

9,032 posts

135 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Carrot said:
jakesmith said:
. In my opinion the public’s response to this has been abysmal, a total lack of realism, big picture thinking or responsibility taken, some shockingly selfish and ignorant behaviour.

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You could say exactly the same thing about the Governments response...
I wouldn’t say the same. I’d say the government made incorrect and sometimes incompetent decisions in fast developing highly complex and novel situation, with an impossible task of balancing health and the economy, with a few individuals like Cummings being dheads as you’d expect.

Vs the public who have by contrast been given clear and simple instructions to follow (and financial support that many other countries can only dream of) and have visible broken them consistently out of a total disregard for the society that they are extremely fortunate to be a part of. That is far more malign in my view.

Dog Star

12,356 posts

132 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Anyone remember this time about 50 or so weeks ago - everyone was thinking "yeah, we will be back up and running again by June or July" and putting their holidays back til August and September? rofl Oh the naivety!

The number of people who thought we would be still in this sort of locked down state for 14 months would have been very small, and they'd have been derided as pessimistic fools.