Pubs on Reduced Attendance Matchdays

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Did anyone manage to get to any of the pubs yesterday? Any experiences good or bad? Any doing substantial meals that weren't that substantial?

Went to the Black Dog between 12 and 2 for a few pints and burger. It was very quiet, beer choice pretty limited by their standards. 2 hour time slots but were keen to leave plates on the table.
 

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Sat in the garden of the express. A main course and 2 drinks each for our party of three - all very good. They were rushed off their feet even with few tables being used in the front of the pub and it was hard to track someone down to order more drinks - but not a major issue.

They should get a beer board for the garden whilst table service is standard as the guy serving us only knew the names of two of the cask ales available. And big smokes app offers an electronic version of their loyalty card but the pub seemed to have no idea what this is! Minor problems. We will of course be back.
 

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The pub next to the shop I manage sent somebody in yesterday to buy 60 £1 frozen pizzas yesterday to be their token substantial meals.
 

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I went to the Crown Inn in Cookham last night, my mood was still foul after that stupid nonsense yesterday and I have to say the food was less than substantial but the bloody bill was. The burgers were literally chewy they were so fatty and overcooked and the pizza was undercooked and tasted of pastry and flooded with too much tomato puree you couldn't taste anything else.Oh well, only 100 quid for three of us. Won't be going to any pubs for a while, I know it has been tough but doubling the price of everything to recover is one thing but at least make an effort to make a pizza worth 14 quid.
 

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I went to the Crown Inn in Cookham last night, my mood was still foul after that stupid nonsense yesterday and I have to say the food was less than substantial but the bloody bill was. The burgers were literally chewy they were so fatty and overcooked and the pizza was undercooked and tasted of pastry and flooded with too much tomato puree you couldn't taste anything else.Oh well, only 100 quid for three of us. Won't be going to any pubs for a while, I know it has been tough but doubling the price of everything to recover is one thing but at least make an effort to make a pizza worth 14 quid.
Again, not in Brentford but I went in a group of 6 to the Otter at Otterbourne. "Outside" in a marquee, next to tables of rowdy individuals who insisted on shouting to each other, and the food (that used to be quite good) was no better than I could have knocked up at home; £28 per head including modest drinks... and 3.5° in the car park. Not that enjoyable, really.
 

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Went to the express tavern...first time in there...decent pub, was very busy but staff seemed to be coping well...food too expensive as they ditch the usual lunch menu for the evening one....good beers on tap but this would bankrupt me if it was the usual way....can’t wait to returning to standing outside the KA with a few tins and not a plate anywhere to be seen ;) lol
 

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I booked a table in the One over the ait with my son. First time in there, wasn't too busy, but prices were😳😳. Will have to have extra beers on the train up.
 

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Was in the one over the ait too. Quite mellow and pleasant but £19 for a burger and a frontier though.
 

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Pre-booked Express Tavern online. Harveys Best and a steak sandwich both very good.To quote from bee good ' Laandan prices', but its all about helping to keep pubs open. Landlord / manager was very efficient but friendly. Essential to pre-book.
Hoping to go to The Griffin and walk on to the ground on my next allotted Saturday visit.
Definite need for another pub in the manor, post covid. Weekly weekend/ midweek football trade a trade should keep the wolf from the door with football and rugby. Has anyone ventured 'to the other side of the bridge? If you're anywhere near Slough/ Burnham (tier 2 are's obviously) I can recommend The Royal Standard at Wooburn Common, albeit a bit too far a match day :doh:
 
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Booked a table at the express, was busy but well managed, service a little slow but to be expected for the first game. Nice food and really good selection of beers.

Lots of space in the conservatory and garden but will be difficult to maintain social distancing with a full crowd on matchdays I imagine. Looked like a queue to get in after the game.
 

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Punter: "A pint of London Pride, please."

Barmaid: "Sorry, sir, but we can only serve that with a substantial meal."

Punter: "OK then, I'll have another 5 pints of Pride on the side."
 

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If London goes into tier 3 on the 16th I genuinely think the economic effect will last a decade, vaccine or not.
 

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The R number has dropped to 0.8 according to gov uk, positive tests down 647 as of yesterday, 0.6% down.

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The issue arose previously in July when we were told R rate was below 1. That was at an average and it turned out much of the north West and North East were never below 1, hence why they have had further restrictions since August. The rate is rising near to me and one of the local schools has today completely closed. My wifes hospital has as many patients now as they had in April & May. Many party of London looks like its rising again. Nightmare!!
 

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Went to the Bell and Crown before game, nice pub great service. You can get away with just a starter which was 7 quid
After the game Steam Packet , again nice pub Pointy and i shared 2 starters * 6 each.

* pigs in blankets and chicken skewers starter fans
 

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We've, over the last 2-3 years, regularly used the Coach & Horses, Kew Green, pre-match, although stopped when the road works started over Kew Bridge. We did go in there some weeks ago, when doing our stadium visit, and it was extremely well organised, ordering everything through the Young's App for table delivery and final payment. The food was good, although a more limited menu than previously available.
 

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The R number has dropped to 0.8 according to gov uk, positive tests down 647 as of yesterday, 0.6% down.
True but I was talking about London and not the whole UK

The decisions made on Dec 16th by the Govt will be on a region by Region basis

The numbers in London are going the wrong way....
 

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I hate all the pubs that charge extortionate prices for drinks ( also food), which are run by greedy chains or individuals, but as long as " loads a' money" people insist on supporting this with their patronage, the rip-off will thrive.
 

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