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Ooh, are we playing 'old codgers going on about what stuff cost When I Wor A Lad'? 

OK. I starting drinking beer in pubs when I was about fifteen, so 1969. Cheapest I can remember would have been a pint of mild in a spit-and-sawdust public bar - we're still pre-decimal, so two shillings and sixpence (aka half a crown). That's 12.5 pence in decimal currency. So you could have an eight pint session for a quid. More typically, a pint of bitter in the lounge, three shillings (15p). Then the prices started to creep up, and I can actually remember predicting (to my mates' disbelief) that the price of a pint might one day even go as high as five shillings (25p) - but I couldn't see it going any higher, as that would probably cause rioting in the streets. 

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22 minutes ago, Amsterdam_Neil_D said:

That's well expensive.  I haven't lived in the UK for 20 years so its mind boggling.

It's 5 Euros for 0.5 Lt with waiter service and a sea view where i live.  (Not Fosters) 😃  (That''s a really expensive place)

I paid 9 euro for a beer and a coke in Amsterdam in july, I loved the place but at the same time I could just see what a weekend partying there would cost me, done a London boozing weekend twice (other than football) and it does get daft

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6zl for a beer in the popular places on the high street and around 10zl-12zl in the trendier places.

It's 4.84 pound to zloty right now.

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The meat in today's lunchtime salad is 'top of finger'.

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4 minutes ago, BOF said:

The meat in today's lunchtime salad is 'top of finger'.

What's tomorrow ? "Pigs in a plaster"

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Just now, Amsterdam_Neil_D said:

What's tomorrow ? "Pigs in a plaster"

Depends.  If this goes well I could have 9 more days of it.

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13 minutes ago, StefanAVFC said:

6zl for a beer in the popular places on the high street and around 10zl-12zl in the trendier places.

It's 4.84 pound to zloty right now.

And it's usually Tyskie/Zywiec which are 5.2%/5.6% :D 

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12 minutes ago, StefanAVFC said:

And it's usually Tyskie/Zywiec which are 5.2%/5.6% :D 

I miscalculated when I took rob182 on a stag do in Warsaw (you helped me!) and drank pints out there, like I'd drink 3.0-4.0% stuff over here.

I got carried up the stairs on my first night :lol: 

In London (and any other place you feel is expensive), you're paying for rent - not extra for beer. 

The wholesale price of beer hasn't changed too much, it's the rental costs and other overheads which are wrapped up into making that pint viable to sell.

I'd estimate a shit, backstreet pub in London charging £6.20 probably means that pub won't be around in 5 years, because when rent renewals come through and the ground rent is more expensive, the pint price will just keep increasing, and it'll completely lose nay value, the customers will go elsewhere and then once it's been closed it'll be a new coffee shop :) 

It's one more reason we can thank baby-boomers for rapidly increasing rents/house prices, whilst our wages don't really go anywhere (so the rich get richer and we stay poor!) YAAAAAY. :D 

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16 minutes ago, StefanAVFC said:

And it's usually Tyskie/Zywiec which are 5.2%/5.6% :D 

went to a local annual historical festival here at the weekend (putchens markt, it was huge, imagine brum xmas market + probably the best travelling fairground I've ever seen) and tyskie had a stand there for some reason, the missus' dad of polish descent got very excited by it, as did seemingly many others

its alright, its not got the wonder where your life went wrong taste of zubr

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I got a round in last week at some place near Twickenham green. 5 Pints, £47.50. It was lovely stuff but we moved on after that.

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11 minutes ago, choffer said:

I got a round in last week at some place near Twickenham green. 5 Pints, £47.50. It was lovely stuff but we moved on after that.

Were you in a bar called Dick Turpin's by any chance?

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17 minutes ago, choffer said:

I got a round in last week at some place near Twickenham green. 5 Pints, £47.50. It was lovely stuff but we moved on after that.

maths GIF

Sweet Jebus.

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28 minutes ago, bickster said:

Does not compute

You would be disgusted with how healthily I eat.  And now I'm doing a dry September with no bread too.  I am planning an Oliver Reed October though, so swings and roundamebouts.

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58 minutes ago, bickster said:

Were you in a bar called Dick Turpin's by any chance?

Prince Blucher. Avoid.

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On 05/09/2019 at 20:20, Chindie said:

I can't say he's my favourite personality.

But he stands out in the crowd as someone legitimately famous, if Z list. The others in the heat were a Strictly dancer, a Paralympian, a fashion designer, none of which I'd heard of or ever seen before, and Joey Essex, who I have heard of and recognised the face but wouldn't have known to put the two together.

You can hear the barrel being scraped over the sizzling of the pans.

Second heat of 'celebrity' MasterChef.

The posh drunk from Googlebox, Josie Long, a reality TV doctor who I've never ever seen or heard of before, a 'professional quizzer' who I've never seen or heard of, and an 'actor, radio presenter and poet' bloke who, again, I've never seen before or heard of.

Josie Long and Googlebox fella are legitimately famous I guess, if both properly ZZZ list, but the rest... Crikey. I assume MasterChef doesn't pay well if this is the best they can dig up. More famous faces are prepared to eat insects and kangaroo cock on TV than cook.

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The above has made me look at all the contestants to see who I recognised. By face, I could name 6 out of 20 (why do they need 20?). I obviously have heard of judge jules, but I wouldn’t have guessed that was him from his picture. Similarly I recognise the bloke from gogglebox, but couldn’t name him.

For those interested, the 6 were Adam Woodyatt, Vicky Pattison, Joey Essex, Greg Rutherford, Neil Ruddock and Jenny Ryan.

As with every year and every versioning this show, I won’t be watching. It peaked with Vic & Bob.

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5 minutes ago, bickster said:

Arrrrghh where do you start! Jebus! (A work related query brought me here before you ask)

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Where do you start?  Sounds like they start at the back and work their way up.

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