Dining out……..robbing barpersons!
Spoons in Lowestoft do some good food for the money. Actually it was good full stop. 2 pints of ruddles for £3.90 too! They even let me bring my bike in as I’d left the lock at work. Pretty good all in all. Interestingly though they claim to be a freehouse. I cannot see how this can be if it’s a ‘spoons pub?Posted 4 years ago
The Spoons I was in had this for £2.15 a pint, in Leeds city centre it would have been £4+Posted 4 years ago
Brewery run pubs are like petrol stations. High headline prices minimal profit on the pint.
If you want expensive food – try france – although asking for the french menu stops that someplaces 😉
I love eating out back in my home town – use to aberdeen prices of 15-20 quid for a decent feed – go home and get 2 meals for that:)Posted 4 years agosomafunkSubscriber
Having friends who own and run their own “independant/self owned” pubs/restaurants I was going to post something bout Weatherspoons and their ilk when it comes to serving food and beer (or what passes for food) but i’d be perceived as a food snob so i decided against it.
I know the costs involved in running an independent bar/restaurant serving quality cuts of locally reared and slaughtered meat and fresh seafood with a locally traceable provenance, one mate has his own farm that supplies his own restaurant and another mate selects from the local fishing boats and from catch to being served less than 12 hrs later – it ain’t cheap – if you don’t care about food then go ahead…choose weatherspoons and their sort but you’re paying for mass produced slurry dressed up as food.Posted 4 years agoHounsMember
Norverner/Yorkshireman complaining about costs of things shocker
I must add I was very dubious about Whetherspoons food especially their breakfasts (well mainly more concerned about the clientele in there at breakfast time)Posted 4 years ago
However, I found myself in the local ‘spoons a couple of weeks ago for breakfast. And I have to say I was shocked at the experience. Food was great and there were no drunks or druggies in (11am). I had eggs Benedict and a brew for £4.29 (or there abouts, can’t remember exactly)
The eggs Benedict was much better than my usual spot, a independent French restaurant down the road, I will certainly go back there for breakfast again
Not true ben – its not possible. It might look good an taste ok – doesnt make it – “good food” but for the $$ you cant complain – you get what you pay for.
Like macdonalds i treat weatherspoons like a known baseline food when im in a new town and cant see anything that takes m fancyPosted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
Talking to the landlord of my local, he was telling me that he can’t buy beer off the brewery for the price that Weatherspoons are selling it at! They just can’t compete. And they make sod all profit on beer, as they’re all being royally screwed over by the breweries! Doing food is pretty much the only way to keep a boozer afloat
Ton – you should come over to Rammy mate. Pub down the road does the best homemade pies you’ve ever tasted, with a big plate of proper chips for a lot less than 12 squid. My poor waistline 😀Posted 4 years ago
It’s definitely a Wetherspoons, but you really wouldn’t know itPosted 4 years ago
been into leeds this afternoon/teatime, spot of shopping and a couple of shandies with the wife and kids.
had a look at the menu’s in various pubs, all the same generic dross to be honest
beer battered haddock and chips £12.50
beef burger with double fried chips and relish £9.99
pork pie and pea £4.50
and the crème de la crème, continental meat/cheese board £11.95
where do these price come from, seriously who the heck would pay 12 quid for fish and chips or a bit of ham chorizo and cheese on a plate?
fish and chips in the best chippy in leeds is £4.50, it takes 2 people to produce, just like a pub does, 1 to cook 1 to serve, where does the other £8 come from?
robbing barpersons……….. 😡Posted 4 years ago
a boozer in the village where I live has recently been taken over by ossett brewery. the pub was on it’s arse, proper dump, smell, dirty seating, decorated in 1982.
it has had a full refurb, nice and comfy now, nice big outdoor area with seating, heck even sky sport on the big screen.
pub is packed fri/sat/sun and busy Mondays with a poker group, and Wednesday with a quiz night.
the beer is sublime, £2.40 a pint of Yorkshire blonde, a whole £1 cheaper than when it was a dump selling smoth keg dross.
pubs do not need to rip folk off to stay open, they need to sell good beer, and good food at a sensible price.Posted 4 years agoCoyoteSubscriber
pubs do not need to rip folk off to stay open, they need to sell good beer, and good food at a sensible price.
This. The Millstone near where I live manages to do it. Decent cask ales, changed regularly and a fantastic tapas menu. It’s popularity proves the point.Posted 4 years agoaphex_2kMember
Rang up the local sarny shop for a bacon egg and sausage roll yesterday. $10. I told them to forget it. Food and beer can be bloody pricey here in Oz and don’t get me started on the “chippys” – they use oven chips and cook everything when you order so Friday nights are crazy busy just for a chippy tea!Posted 4 years agotinybitsMember
I’m quite surprised that it seems like some are expecting a pub to sell fish and chips at the same price as a take out chippy. The costs in the food may be the same, but the difference in running the premises are hugely different. Pubs that do cheap food manage it mainly due to the fact it’s exactly that, cheap.Posted 4 years ago
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