- Biking from a Pub car park etiquette.
Don’t use pub car parks at weekends (always P&D) but plenty of times on night rides. As a group we always go in and spend min £30 on drinks and nibbles.
And they don’t mind if it’s a local ride and a few of us turn up caked in half the forest, they just ask we sit on bin bags.Posted 4 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
That does seem wrong, unless there was some prior arrangement with the landlord.
Landlord at our local used to let us hose the bikes down with the hose he used for the hanging baskets – also helped that we tended to hose off our muddy boots as well. We stopped doing it after we popped in one afternoon to find the landlord’s dad in an open drain shovelling out a blockage caused by some familiar looking gritty mud 😳Posted 4 years ago
Well the Stubbing Wharf in Hebden Bridge is a fantastic pub, friendly staff good beer etc, and Matt the landlord is cool with people parking up and heading off biking from there. I class myself as a local of the pub as I drink in there when not biking.
Today we had a family meal as I am off the bike for a while after surgery and the car park was quite full before the pub had opened. We had food and drinks headed off into the car park.
6 mountain bikers in 6 separate cars all putting bikes away and all drove off, not one of them spent money in the pub!
Is it just me or if you do park in a pub car park and head off for a ride you should go in and buy a drink, even if it is half a coke.
I just think it is out of order not to!Posted 4 years agotowzerMember
agree with OP, done a lot of different location Sunday lunch rides (9amish start to finish about 12 with drink/lunch), always call pub first (partly to check Sunday lunch cost – after a bit of a shock in the Chilterns), and to ask if it’s ok to use the car park in the morning with the intention of finishing off with a drink/meal at lunchtime- the ‘worst I’ve had was – sure but can you use the overflow to the side.Posted 4 years ago
GLad to hear it is not just me who thinks its rude not to call into the pub after a ride.
Just so you all know, the Hincliffe arms up Cragg road, the cat ith well near wainstalls, The Lord Nelson in Luddenden and the Shoulder of Mutton in mytholmroyd are all wet mountain biker friendly.Posted 4 years ago
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