Food and drink options at BCS

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I'm at a loss as to where this has gone. I just stated that they only had sugar free soft drinks and reason for not wanting one. Then the London Pride response, which I thought was quite funny. The rest seem odd to me, at no point was I critical of the club or facilities just a preference.
Are you new to the GPG? :fishing:
 

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I'm at a loss as to where this has gone. I just stated that they only had sugar free soft drinks and reason for not wanting one. Then the London Pride response, which I thought was quite funny. The rest seem odd to me, at no point was I critical of the club or facilities just a preference.
You stated you didn't want to pay for water, and were then infomed that there are water fountains available to you to get free water if you wanted it.
 

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The food at GP was completely awful. There’s a case for adding back some more traditional options but a lot of the new food at BCS is good.
Beg to differ, the cheese and onion pasties were great, very tasty and only two quid iirc
 

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A similar experience with my son and I: 2 Pride's and the second tasted completely different to the first, both too cold and too fizzy as well.
Previous pints on match days, yes very fizzy and cold but yesterday's were both flat and like ditchwater
 

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I have to say very disappointed in the dug out yesterday. The London Pride tasted watered down and over fizzed, even the usually excellent Samosas were not of their usual standard. Seriously considering going back to a pub before the match as I am missing proper draft Pride. I would save money too through not paying the over the top prices.
 

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I have to say very disappointed in the dug out yesterday. The London Pride tasted watered down and over fizzed, even the usually excellent Samosas were not of their usual standard. Seriously considering going back to a pub before the match as I am missing proper draft Pride. I would save money too through not paying the over the top prices.
This is obviously what happens when the North Stand get their hands on our samosas. This has to be stopped immediately and all quality samosas returned to the dugout.
 

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Still haven’t eaten anything in the new ground and hopefully will keep it that way. The half time grolsch was rancid yesterday all four of my group felt
 

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Beg to differ, the cheese and onion pasties were great, very tasty and only two quid iirc
I’ve never felt the need to eat a cheese and onion pasty anywhere. If I really wanted one I’d save queuing and another quid and pick a ginsters up from one of the petrol stations on the way in.
 

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Still haven’t eaten anything in the new ground and hopefully will keep it that way. The half time grolsch was rancid yesterday all four of my group felt
loads of people said that , luckily for me the cider was lovely .
 

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I wonder if anyone has the job of cleaning the beer pipes out on theirJD? It should certainly be done after 3 months! Also what happens to the beer between games does it just stand there waiting for the next match?
 

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Would never of had these problems if Graham was sorting out the beer.
 

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Still haven’t eaten anything in the new ground and hopefully will keep it that way. The half time grolsch was rancid yesterday all four of my group felt
I picked up a BLT from the mini Sainsburys on the walk through the flats parallel to the A4 on the way. Very nice and fresh. To be fair at the ground I have had the Moroccan pie, a chicken Balti pie and a sausage roll, at previous games and all have been fine, even the one pint of Pride I've had behind the North Stand has been OK.
 

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Has anyone seen a Moroccan Pie lately? Not had one in the West Stand for 3 matches.
 

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I wonder if anyone has the job of cleaning the beer pipes out on theirJD? It should certainly be done after 3 months! Also what happens to the beer between games does it just stand there waiting for the next match?
Should be cleaned every month!!! Seems someone needs to recalculate the cooling levels in the cellar.

If you are referring to Lager and Pride they can stay safely in their kegs for a considerable time, real ales would be a problem as there life expectancy is 3/4 days once tapped, after that it needs throwing away as, unlike the Lagers, Ciders, Pride etc it’s a living organism

I read with interest the various comments about the standard of drinks and wonder whether we actually have someone in charge of the beers. It is not the easiest of jobs to set things up to provide perfect beer.

Personally I have never found food and drink in football stadium to be particularly palatable and don’t know why people bother. The Beer is not looked after and the staff are pretty much untrained.

We are open every day and all the staff are trained how to look after the cellar and the correct way to pour drinks, taking the necessary time to pour decent pints. At a football ground you have staff who work behind the bar every couple of weeks for minimum wages and generally as a way of earning extra pennies with no experience and in reality not overly bothered apart from serving punters in the shortest possible time!!!

Quite frankly I am surprised that anyone is surprised !!😂😂
 

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Should be cleaned every month!!! Seems someone needs to recalculate the cooling levels in the cellar.

If you are referring to Lager and Pride they can stay safely in their kegs for a considerable time, real ales would be a problem as there life expectancy is 3/4 days once tapped, after that it needs throwing away as, unlike the Lagers, Ciders, Pride etc it’s a living organism

I read with interest the various comments about the standard of drinks and wonder whether we actually have someone in charge of the beers. It is not the easiest of jobs to set things up to provide perfect beer.

Personally I have never found food and drink in football stadium to be particularly palatable and don’t know why people bother. The Beer is not looked after and the staff are pretty much untrained.

We are open every day and all the staff are trained how to look after the cellar and the correct way to pour drinks, taking the necessary time to pour decent pints. At a football ground you have staff who work behind the bar every couple of weeks for minimum wages and generally as a way of earning extra pennies with no experience and in reality not overly bothered apart from serving punters in the shortest possible time!!!

Quite frankly I am surprised that anyone is surprised !!😂😂
There's no real ale in the stadium and no cellar. All ice cold keg
 

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You can get a massive hotdog with onions in the Invo for a nicker
 

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My son and I move to the Dugout bar from the North Stand after every game. He goes for the Grolsch and I go for the Guinness. Both are pretty awful, and poured in seconds.
Why do we keep going? Well, I like being surrounded by Bees fans and so everyone is very friendly. Plenty of bar staff, all of whom I’ve found to be friendly and polite, and almost always efficient. Apart from that, the thought of trying to battle with crowds in the local pubs post-match doesn’t really appeal.
 

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My son and I move to the Dugout bar from the North Stand after every game. He goes for the Grolsch and I go for the Guinness. Both are pretty awful, and poured in seconds.
Why do we keep going? Well, I like being surrounded by Bees fans and so everyone is very friendly. Plenty of bar staff, all of whom I’ve found to be friendly and polite, and almost always efficient. Apart from that, the thought of trying to battle with crowds in the local pubs post-match doesn’t really appeal.
Kew CC was empty after game so thats another option mate
 

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It was £6 yesterday for a sausage roll yesterday in the legends lounge. Got one for my dad and it was nice tbf but that much for a sausage roll is outrageous
 

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My son and I move to the Dugout bar from the North Stand after every game. He goes for the Grolsch and I go for the Guinness. Both are pretty awful, and poured in seconds.
Why do we keep going? Well, I like being surrounded by Bees fans and so everyone is very friendly. Plenty of bar staff, all of whom I’ve found to be friendly and polite, and almost always efficient. Apart from that, the thought of trying to battle with crowds in the local pubs post-match doesn’t really appeal.
My experience is they pre-pour Grolsch ready for the initial demand post the final whistle that is warm and not great but they pour Peroni on demand which was fine and cold but about a £1 more expensive.
 

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Lamb Shwarma was alright, just alright. Not enough of it for the money.
The telling part is I’ve told myself never again, unless really necessary (ie evening game and haven’t eaten since midday). The other food items don’t appeal, not for that money.
 

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Lamb Shwarma was alright, just alright. Not enough of it for the money.
The telling part is I’ve told myself never again, unless really necessary (ie evening game and haven’t eaten since midday). The other food items don’t appeal, not for that money.
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Should be cleaned every month!!! Seems someone needs to recalculate the cooling levels in the cellar.

If you are referring to Lager and Pride they can stay safely in their kegs for a considerable time, real ales would be a problem as there life expectancy is 3/4 days once tapped, after that it needs throwing away as, unlike the Lagers, Ciders, Pride etc it’s a living organism

I read with interest the various comments about the standard of drinks and wonder whether we actually have someone in charge of the beers. It is not the easiest of jobs to set things up to provide perfect beer.

Personally I have never found food and drink in football stadium to be particularly palatable and don’t know why people bother. The Beer is not looked after and the staff are pretty much untrained.

We are open every day and all the staff are trained how to look after the cellar and the correct way to pour drinks, taking the necessary time to pour decent pints. At a football ground you have staff who work behind the bar every couple of weeks for minimum wages and generally as a way of earning extra pennies with no experience and in reality not overly bothered apart from serving punters in the shortest possible time!!!

Quite frankly I am surprised that anyone is surprised !!😂😂
Think you’re right
The grolsch I had was just an incredibly cold, tasteless liquid
 
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Have every sympathy for the club, having just taken a huge risk in building a new stadium (pre PL outcome being known). They perhaps needed to derisk the catering question by employing a known expert Levy UK, who could immediately gear up to man a whole new stadium. And I believe Levy are good at recruiting staff.

However we, as fans, are entitled to edible food for the £6+ being charged. Griffin Park had great chips, Baltie Pies, Crepes - all of which were excellent value for money. The Levy fare is not value for money. The service is good put the product is not. The success of Samomas Direct should be the example of what future catering at BCS is based on. Thriving independent outlets or pop-ups, which bring some excitement to the concourse. I used to work in Lower Marsh, a pedestrian street in Waterloo, which specialised in these vibrant pop up stalls.

Am sure the club have contractual commitments to Levy Uk, but hopefully these contracts come with rigorous quality standards to adhere to. it is still early days on the food front, but (in my view) the club cannot afford to allow the status quo to carry on much longer.

Am currently away near Bournemouth and had a brilliant Veggie Breakfast for £8. Sausages, eggs, npbeans, hash browns and mushrooms. That’s not possible in a football venue - but surely independent vendors are more likely to provide something that is worth eating.

Maybe you all have been sent a club survey. I said a lot of the above in my response. Now awaiting my 3 year ban !!
 

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The code is all very well Nick but us mere mortals do need to eat sometime. I'd had no breakfast and Pride for lunch on Sunday. Really needed some food in me before the game.

These match reports are sh*t without breakfast items.....
 

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The code is all very well Nick but us mere mortals do need to eat sometime. I'd had no breakfast and Pride for lunch on Sunday. Really needed some food in me before the game.
The Code will help , breakfast is a must 👍
 

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The reason for only diet soft drinks is the price differential with the “sugar tax”.

somebody may have already said this but I can’t be arsed trawling through.
 

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I have the canned pride in N stand however an acquaintance i eas taking ti jad the larger and it was flat and he said the server mentioned the gas was gone?!

Good thing was samoas! Which sadly i did not try as had lunch before leaving
 

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As my brother gets the luxury of being chauffeur driven to the games from Somerset by ones truly. I'd love a AF beer on TAP but can't see that happening. Had a wonderful Butcombe IPA Goram AF off tap at a pub near me recently was best AF I've had.
 
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Still haven’t eaten anything in the new ground and hopefully will keep it that way. The half time grolsch was rancid yesterday all four of my group felt

I had a couple of Grolschs pre fame and they were fine, also they were only £3.50, wasn't sure why but I didn't argue.
 

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I had a couple of Grolschs pre fame and they were fine, also they were only £3.50, wasn't sure why but I didn't argue.

Because you were at the theatre watching a musical ?

Or if you meant the game then because you bought it over an hour before kick off when the prices are cheaper to encourage early entry
 

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Think they've got confused in the East stand, doing BOGOF on drinks rather than a quid fifty off a pint :eek:
 

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Alas my hack didnt last long, now charging the correct price. Cant argue at 4 ciders for £12 though :D
 
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