A week in politics

Viktor

Warp Speed Chic
Last time I went in a pub for a beer was May 1st. Mate of mine who is a regular at the Poacher says it hasn't been anywhere near as busy since COVID. Yes there are some that really can't afford it but I think there are some that discovered over lockdown that there are other things to do apart from sitting in a pub.

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I was in the Poacher on Friday, was a bit quieter on than I remember on a Friday after work but wasn't far away.

The garden was full.
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
Bloody hard to be sociable drinking at home though. Most of my current group of friends I've met just drinking in Peterborough - especially in my favorite micropub, where you will quite often have to join people, or have them join you because there aren't that many seats.
Forces me to realise that not all strangers think I'm a **** and that not all strangers are *****. I'm more than happy to pay a premium for that.
It is hard. My grandmother and grandfather had a brilliant social life around the pubs in lenton. When my grandad died my mam offered to take my grandmother to the pub. My mam was never a pub person she loved her dancing. I think they went twice to the pub when my grandmother said you aren't enjoying this are you?
Don't think my grandmother ever got to go in a pub again, it was a bottle of shipstones nut brown mixed with a bottle of gold star after that.
It's nice when you get a pub with a good crowd it can make the place. Far too many seem to be frequented by nob heads though.

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Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
I was in the Poacher on Friday, was a bit quieter on than I remember on a Friday after work but wasn't far away.

The garden was full.
The Poacher would do alot better if the landlord wasn't a class one fucking idiot.

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Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
Supermarkets have been killing the pub trade for years. Plus the brewers don't seem to mind. It's alot easier to stick ale in a tin or a bottle and sell it than dispensing it a pub. I'm not a massive fan of drinking at home, the odd beer is ok. I have to go out of town for a decent pub, I like it here but the pubs are dire. Crap ale and karioke in most of them so I don't bother. The pub at Sutton is probably the best within walking distance. To be honest I've got out of the habit of going and just can't be arsed. The days of a decent pub with a decent band on seem to be few and far between.

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Is the pub across the street from the Bacchus in Sutton still going? That used to be alright, back when it was a Mansfield house.

Mind you, its probably been turned into a wine bar or something equally poncy now.
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
Is the pub across the street from the Bacchus in Sutton still going? That used to be alright, back when it was a Mansfield house.

Mind you, its probably been turned into a wine bar or something equally poncy now.
It's a coffee bar now. Don't think they sell any alcohol at all but I could be wrong.

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Viktor

Warp Speed Chic
One of these lot, maybe?


Must admit, on the limited occasions I have been to the Poacher on trips to Nottingham, I have found it really enjoyable, with well kept beers and reasonable prices?
Well a pint cost me nearly £8 on Friday, but I don't mind spending that much on something craft (though it wasn't amazing)

The rest of the Cask stuff was about £4 a pint, I think it's cheaper for things like Elsie Mo.
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
Which one is the landlord? I quite like them all in there
The big guy behind the bar is his brother, lovely bloke and a good laugh. I doubt you'd know the landlord he's rarely behind the bar. Serving people isn't his thing. He's usually pissed too.

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Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
Well a pint cost me nearly £8 on Friday, but I don't mind spending that much on something craft (though it wasn't amazing)

The rest of the Cask stuff was about £4 a pint, I think it's cheaper for things like Elsie Mo.
EIGHT QUID A PINT? Fuck me, what was it, Petrol?

I must admit, I usually just sup the stuff off the bar, like Harvest Pale or Elsie Mo. Around four quid a pint sounds about right.
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
The big guy behind the bar is his brother, lovely bloke and a good laugh. I doubt you'd know the landlord he's rarely behind the bar. Serving people isn't his thing. He's usually pissed too.

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Yeah, the big lad with the beard in that photo was serving the last time I went in there. Lovely chap, and made a proper fuss of my daughter too, which was nice.
 

Morpeth_Edgar

A none cap wonder
Definitely depends where you go. I go to crafty places too and if you get something at say 7%, you can easily be stung for £8. My local sell my favourite, a 6.3% Jakehead from Wylam for £4.50 (£4 before Covid). You can buy a can of it in other crafty shops for £5.75 which is only 400ml, so just go to the pub I say.
 

Viktor

Warp Speed Chic
The big guy behind the bar is his brother, lovely bloke and a good laugh. I doubt you'd know the landlord he's rarely behind the bar. Serving people isn't his thing. He's usually pissed too.

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Ah right, yeah he's sound. Usually see him at beer festivals as well, but he's hard to miss cus I'm sure he's about 7 foot
EIGHT QUID A PINT? Fuck me, what was it, Petrol?

I must admit, I usually just sup the stuff off the bar, like Harvest Pale or Elsie Mo. Around four quid a pint sounds about right.
It was Revolution in Limbo by Turning Point, it was okay but I wouldn't have it again.

I find the core Castle Rock stuff to be quite dull but fine in a pinch, thankfully there's usually a few of their specials on and some guest stuff in Poacher. Had 'Let England Shake' which was lovely, but the winner was Sonoma by Track. Fucking lovely pint that.
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
Ah right, yeah he's sound. Usually see him at beer festivals as well, but he's hard to miss cus I'm sure he's about 7 foot

It was Revolution in Limbo by Turning Point, it was okay but I wouldn't have it again.

I find the core Castle Rock stuff to be quite dull but fine in a pinch, thankfully there's usually a few of their specials on and some guest stuff in Poacher. Had 'Let England Shake' which was lovely, but the winner was Sonoma by Track. Fucking lovely pint that.
I know once when I went in, they had „Brian Clough“ on the bar, and I got a bit hammered on that after a proper session!

The normal Castle Rock beers are absolutely fine if you just fancy a cheeky pint; for me, they are always a little bit of a taste of home (similar to the offerings from Nottingham Brewery too) so I always try and seek a few out, when I make a visit to Nottingham.
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
In my favourite Biergarten in Stuttgart, a half-litre of „Kellerpils“ is €4,20, which at current rates is 3.50 of Her Majesty‘s money, and that is an absolutely lovely Bier, brewed by the local Schwaben Bräu brewery.

That said, Bier is considerably cheaper in Germany than in the UK, in supermarkets too.

Which is nice (for me, anyway).
 

Bryn Gunn

The Foam Hand
Karpackie?
How did you guess? 🤣

Some good points made. To answer Congo if it’s something nice like a decent Ale that you sit and savour I can understand it. But stuff like Carling and Fosters… 🤢

Agree that supermarkets have been killing off the pub trade as well. The Shed culture that seems common now is an example, I know some folk with a proper bar, jukebox and pool table in their ‘shed’.
How much is a crate of Carling, about £9.99 for 60 cans?
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
BP posts record profits. Triple the amount from the same quarter last year.

In a time where people are skipping meals and freezing to death in their homes because it's so expensive, this is absolutely disgusting.

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This could be Truss,s campaign song.https://youtu.be/4cia_v4vxfE


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Captain Sinister

Senior doom Monger
BP posts record profits. Triple the amount from the same quarter last year.

In a time where people are skipping meals and freezing to death in their homes because it's so expensive, this is absolutely disgusting.

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I thought about the starving millions when I sold my BP shares this morning.
I couldn't look at myself in the bathroom mirror if I had kept those shares.
 

Fitzcarraldo

Ian Storey-Moore
You look around at the madness and the craziest feature of all is someone profiting from it. Second only to the knowledge we all have that things can and should be different, and yet we do nothing.

Thought for the day: People are less interested in equality and freedom than owning the symbols that make them appear to be equal and free.
 

Captain Sinister

Senior doom Monger
You look around at the madness and the craziest feature of all is someone profiting from it. Second only to the knowledge we all have that things can and should be different, and yet we do nothing.

Thought for the day: People are less interested in equality and freedom than owning the symbols that make them appear to be equal and free.
Freedom isjust another word for nothing left to lose.
Freedom is an illusion.
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
Why? You brought shares and they did what they were supposed to do.

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That's where I've gone wrong. My principles have cost me over the years but as my mam always said, at least we can sleep at night lad.

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