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TOPIC: New Public Houses
#198684
Barney

New Public Houses 2 Weeks ago  
After the virus era, pubs will be very different - with social distancing mandatory, and no waiting for service at the bar.

Table service will be the only option - as will payment by card. And it's likely that the old 'snug' will return to common usage - as well as partitioning.

Wetherspoons already ban sitting at the bar - and have an app which allows you to order and pay for food and drink, at your table.

Similar systems will be everywhere - and the spacious outlet will adjust more easily to the new modus operandi, as will those with beer gardens.


Really - the famous British boozer will have to become more like the bars in other European countries.

Customers will sit at a table - and wait to be served - as it's the only way to make distancing work.


Wetherspoons (our biggest pub chain - nearly 1,000 pubs/hotels) have to be commended for their forward thinking.

As well as the no barstools at the counter rule - and the order app - they banned smoking before it was illegal.



 
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#198697
Green Man

Re:New Public Houses 2 Weeks ago  
Goodbye to pubs.

Seems like so much hassle and hardwork just to get a bloody drink, even the staff will be over stressed and overwhelmed.

Remember apps and internet connection goes down in some areas, so it goes down then what ?

There are shops near that have difficulty with card payments, so its quicker just to use cash in those shops.

I want to know what's happening with theatres - we can't self isolate forever.

Things should carry on, if you want to go out and do "non essential shopping" be it, if you want to be a hermit then that's up to you also.
 
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#198704
Prophet of Doom

Re:New Public Houses 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
Far too optimistic. Most pubs, cafes and restaurants will cease trading. Theatres too.
 
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#198705
Green Man

Re:New Public Houses 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
Prophet of Doom wrote:
Far too optimistic. Most pubs, cafes and restaurants will cease trading. Theatres too.

Nice way to convert old establishments to affordable flats.
 
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#198710
Honey

Re:New Public Houses 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
Green Man wrote:
Prophet of Doom wrote:
Far too optimistic. Most pubs, cafes and restaurants will cease trading. Theatres too.

Nice way to convert old establishments to affordable flats.


Anyone who does that needs shooting.
 
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#198716
Green Man

Re:New Public Houses 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
Honey wrote:
Green Man wrote:
Prophet of Doom wrote:
Far too optimistic. Most pubs, cafes and restaurants will cease trading. Theatres too.

Nice way to convert old establishments to affordable flats.


Anyone who does that needs shooting.


If there's no capital or need for them, why not use them to convert them to housing ?

If you don't use them you lose them. The high street is on its last legs and recession is looming. I can't see what else can be done.
 
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#198719
robibex

Re:New Public Houses 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
I've always hated people hanging around the bar drinking. They just get in the way when you're trying to make an order. The Wetherspoons app will help, but it doesn't deal with those difficult menu altering customers who like to divert from the menu. I think the government are going to have to relax the social distancing measures when the death rates go down. People will not go to pubs if is going to be such a ballache and not an enjoyable experience.
 
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#198725
Barney

Re:New Public Houses 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
Changes in public house routines will be numerous, with buffets and salt/pepper shakers etc. - made redundant.

Already Wetherspoons don't allow music/jukeboxes, pool/darts, barstools and TV's (although they exist for Cup Finals, and similar).


Not least because profit margins are considerably higher for food, than drink - the typical pub will attain a more restaurantlike structure.

Like existing smoking areas, sport will be shown in a separate area - set up to ensure distancing, with appropriate barriers/partitions.


Sadly the small old pub, with nooks and crannies, is doomed - as space becomes paramount, to cater for customers who require more individual cubic inches.

Much of what's to come already exists in cities in continental Europe, and in the US - where a customer can often see several sports/TV screens from his seat.



 
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#198729
Green Man

Re:New Public Houses 1 Week, 6 Days ago  
Barney wrote:
Changes in public house routines will be numerous, with buffets and salt/pepper shakers etc. - made redundant.

Already Wetherspoons don't allow music/jukeboxes, pool/darts, barstools and TV's (although they exist for Cup Finals, and similar).


Not least because profit margins are considerably higher for food, than drink - the typical pub will attain a more restaurantlike structure.

Like existing smoking areas, sport will be shown in a separate area - set up to ensure distancing, with appropriate barriers/partitions.


Sadly the small old pub, with nooks and crannies, is doomed - as space becomes paramount, to cater for customers who require more individual cubic inches.

Much of what's to come already exists in cities in continental Europe, and in the US - where a customer can often see several sports/TV screens from his seat.





Or just carry on as normal, learn to live with Covid 19. People are getting too paranoid. The social distancing will just bring out the worst of people.
 
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