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know all
17 May 24 14:14
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Well a nice sunny day and a average crowd, 6-90 a pint Amstel cheapest, others 7-50 a pint, cheapest champagne 43-00 the vive clique champagne 82-00 up from 75 last year, salmon salad 11-20, very small coffee 3-90, I’d say it was less busy than last year, but it’s a class meeting and the good thing about York you come out of the train station and lots of buses across the road and they bring you back for 4-00, went into York later and was busy in town, racing that comes 2nd but had 1winner 2 seconds until the last race hadn’t backed a obrien one until the last and on my piece of paper nap the winner put it on the tote and was amazed at the price sp 11/2 so paid for the day  and a bit over
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Report Manoleeds May 17, 2024 2:52 PM BST
£7.50 a pint seems excessive to me -can they really not sell it at £5 and make a reasonable profit ?
Report howard May 17, 2024 3:07 PM BST
so 7-50 for john smiths extra smooth ? ( if that's what they still call it ) Funny but been to York hundreds of times and never used a bus.  I could forgive punters at Carlisle Grin
Report s.kenbo May 17, 2024 3:43 PM BST
I wouldn’t have thought so, Mano. I’m in the Midlands and it’s a fiver a pint. When you’ve took all the overheads into account there isn’t much profit in a pint. I’m guessing there will be around 100 bar staff to pay at £100 a day each, so there’s a few quid to cover there.
Londoners must be paying more than that already? I was paying £6 for a Magners down there fifteen years ago. Would dread to think what that would be now.
Report dambuster May 17, 2024 4:15 PM BST
A bar in the city of London sells Guinness for £18 a pint and Carling at £13 i'm told.
Its normally full of Students who need a pint after sitting in the road all day to protest against the Oil.
The they sink a few pints which are delivered by Brewery Trucks that need Oil to get around, thanks to Daddys allowance .
Report Deptford May 17, 2024 4:28 PM BST
2 glasses Aperol Spritz and a glass of coke, £28.50 last week in bar in The City, and the coke was for me!!!
Report clouded leopard May 17, 2024 4:32 PM BST
Down South £7 a pint is pretty standard
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! May 17, 2024 4:47 PM BST
£3 Abbots ALE
Ex Spoons
Grin
Report maleuk01. May 17, 2024 5:45 PM BST
Been to this meeting about 4 or 5 times for all 3 days. Last time about 6 or 7 years ago,

Found it to be reasonably priced and the ticket was only £82 for all three days in the posh bit.

Bus straight back to the centre.

Prob value wise one of the best meets there is for a top class course with good racing.
Report dambuster May 17, 2024 5:45 PM BST

May 17, 2024 -- 4:32PM, clouded leopard wrote:


Down South £7 a pint is pretty standard


Thats why i'm sitting in my Garden having 4 cans of Guinness for £4.95.

Report themightymac May 17, 2024 5:50 PM BST
According to my calculations that means that it would cost the average Englander £30 to get pissed LaughLaugh
Report s.kenbo May 17, 2024 5:51 PM BST
Agreed. 24 cans of Guinness sounds about right!
Report s.kenbo May 17, 2024 5:52 PM BST
There can’t be many products that vary so much in cost. £20+ for four pints in a pub or a fiver for four cans at the supermarket.
Report themightymac May 17, 2024 5:53 PM BST
4 pints at £7.50p Whoops
Report s.kenbo May 17, 2024 5:59 PM BST
I knew what you were getting at! Grin
Report JayRogers May 18, 2024 3:54 PM BST
Had a country pub in the North East. A pint of real ale was £1.75 when sold it in 2001.
Live in West London now and the nearest spoons sells a pint of Ruddles for £1.79. Unreal.
Normal pubs around the £7/8 mark. See plenty little groups having a drink outside bottle shops tho, unsurprisingly.
Report ronnie rails May 19, 2024 1:36 PM BST
Champagne  of the meeting  next Saturday  43.00
I don't think that's bad.
Have a good day.
Ronnie.
Report howard May 19, 2024 1:58 PM BST
you can tell by the taste why veuve/moet cost twice as much though ronnie.
Report ronnie rails May 19, 2024 2:02 PM BST
Howard.
The mercier was often the champagne  of the meeting  it was fine.
Have a good day.
Ronnie.
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! May 20, 2024 4:33 PM BST
Just been in Spoons
£2.25 Abbots pint
Silly
Report Deptford May 20, 2024 4:48 PM BST
Supermarkets doing buy 6 get 25% off, Bollinger works out £36 a pop
Report ImSoLuckyLucky! May 24, 2024 5:42 PM BST
Darts punters complaining about paying nearly
£9 a pint
Thats what you do to see Herr Littler
Laugh
Report dambuster May 24, 2024 5:45 PM BST

May 24, 2024 -- 5:42PM, ImSoLuckyLucky! wrote:


Darts punters complaining about paying nearly£9 a pintThats what you do to see Herr Littler


Barry Hearn was doing his nut about that on talksport, he said if they don't cut it down to a fiver a pint, they might take the competition elsewhere

Report sparrow May 24, 2024 6:06 PM BST
I'd like to know what they pay the bar staff.
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