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Old 02-17-2008, 05:13 PM   #1
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I tend not to eat out at pubs because I am usually disappointed at best.
Yesterday I was out with SWMBO and was running late. 4pm and had not eaten lunch.

I weakened and called in to a Carvery pub.
The type with 3 meats and all the trimmings at $10 a piece.
I'll not even talk about the food. They put 90% into presentation and 10% into taste.

I looked at the bar, no hand pumps but they had 3 shelves of bottled beers. Standard stuff, OSH, Old peculiar and IPA.

I ordered an OP.

"We don't do it."
"But you have a shelf full"
"Oh! they are just for display."

"Fcuk it, I'll have Water"
"No need to swear sir"
"Just get me the water please"
"Sparkling or Still sir"

Lucky in the UK such service does not demand a tip

I couldn't fetch myself to finish my food!

I Must not be lazy!
Have a beer on me.

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Old 02-17-2008, 05:36 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by orfy
"No need to swear sir"
See, they're plainly wrong on that.

It's shabby places like that - sadly far too common - that makes you appreciate places that get it right.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:42 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by orfy
"Oh! they are just for display."
You should have shown him some tip money. Tell him it's just for display.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:46 PM   #4
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yeah I ran into this last week at a BBQ restaurant in my area. Figured I would have a beer while I waited to pick up my food and bring it home...whole wall of beers "on display"...first three I ordered, they didnt serve and were just for display..

Lesson: Have beer that you are pretending to sell!!!
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:13 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by orfy
I'll not even talk about the food. They put 90% into presentation and 10% into taste.
i have a friend at work whose wife is a classically trained chef. i give him grief whenever he brings a sack lunch in and it's always canned soup or dried ramen.. his expanation is that she's trained to make food look good not taste good.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:43 PM   #6
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Just checked out the pub link Orfy gave. Any pub that has Coors light on tap is one that you should just turned around at in the door and scoot.
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:20 PM   #7
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Coors Fine Light..........LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!

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