Pubs getting rid of glasses & replacing them with plastics?

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  • Scotland will be going to a minimum price per unit of alcohol soon – and an end to cheap drink promotions. It will be interesting how it works.

    As for the cheapness of alcohol – it is loads cheaper than when I was a kid. Frosty Jacks or white lightening cider is very strong and cheap – 20p a unit or something similar. Pished as a newt for a couple of quid.

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    This has been the law in Glasgow for late night venues since the start of the year. They must use toughened glass which shatters like a windscreen or decant stuff into plastic tumblers

    Premier Icon binners
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    OI! You looking at my bird?

    it is loads cheaper than when I was a kid.

    Ditto. I don't think I've seen a meths drinker since I was a kid ……….. a truly tragic sight imo.

    Will wine glasses be plastic as well I wonder?

    Actually as long as they only put lager in plastic and beer that tastes of something in glass then everyone should be happy.

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    I would walk straight out of a pub that offered me beer in a plastic without paying.

    If any pub offered me beer without paying, either in a glass or a plastic pint, I'd be rather more inclined to stay…..

    😀

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Actually as long as they only put lager in plastic and beer that tastes of something in glass then everyone should be happy.

    That sounds the best suggestion yet. Would be interesting to collect stats on the previous contents of glasses used to attack people with – anybody like to guess the proportion which contained something other than gassy tasteless lager?

    Premier Icon Nick
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    Anyone else still insist on a dimpled glass? I think beer looks great in one, plus I like the handle.

    Oggles
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    An interesting short read about designing plastic pint glasses that people would be happy to use. Not just the cheapo ones that end up on the nightclub floor.
    Core 77: Designing A a successful pint glass

    Morons will just find something else to assault each other with.

    I prefer glass personally.

    I read the article in the Times in detail. The pubs prefer glass because the plastic has a shorter working life, therefore they cost more in the long run (and actual beer tastes horrible out of plasitc), and the general consensus of the group designing it was that a "safety glass" approach would be the best route to explore, as it's less dangerous and has no adverse effect on the taste of beer.

    However I agree that bars with a history of glassings should be forced to use plastic as a temporary measure until this new glass is brought in, and whilst there is no actual evidence it's probably reasonable to assume it's not beer drinkers who do the glassing. Rather it's the chavy lager louts, though again there is little evidence either way.

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    Rather it's the chavy lager louts, though again there is little evidence either way.

    Only because nobody's looked. Where would I get funding for such a study?

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