The death of "Getting a round in...."
In light of the recent price releases from the club, I was wondering if anyone had witnessed any changes within their social circles around the age old British custom of "Getting a round in..."?
Thinking back to my 20's I could probably get a round of 5 pints with (some little) change from a £20 note, if the price was £3.50 / pint
A 5 round pint will more than likely cost you double that or even treble that if you are in central London.
I will still involve myself in a round, but with clear rules
- No one joining half way through
- Slow drinkers still need to get their round in (even if behind) and double park beers if neccessary. If you accepted the first drink, then you are in until the end
Any rules I've missed?
Ah the glory days, where your pal would order some massively expensive monstrosity of a drink that lasts ages, whilst you get some soft drink.
I do not miss those days.
You had bad friends 🤣
I never used to worry about getting a round in, but certainly do have to think about it now
I remember when a pint was 90p
ah the days when you could get absolutely hammered on a tenner and still have enough for a bag of chips.
I remember when it was 65p
Allbright Bitter 23p in the student bar. Showing my age.
I once bought* _all the wine_ on the Eurostar for my carriage. After that they put guards at each end of the carriage to stop us spreading.
I still vividly remember for some reason ending up in that sinister pub half way up Hatters Lane (that is now a Tesco), to watch a pal doing karaoke (hmm, the glory days, not!), and on my initial round, him ordering a bottle of Bulmers? (as a non drinker I don't have a clue what that is, but remember the name).
Which he then nursed all evening!
Golden Fleece ?
That could be it.
Nothing worst than someone who accepts a drink but then avoids getting a round in.
Only if they asked for a packet of crisps as well.
23p for a half of mild in Nottingham in about 1979
That’s where I had my first alcoholic drink in a pub. Skol lager (horrible stuff). Just lived up the road a bit. Don’t remember how much it was but shortly afterwards moved to Adnams country where I vividly remember the Bitter was 24p a pint.
Had a mate who used to drink whisky and back then a single was more expensive than a pint - 27p a glass if I remember correctly. Hard to imagine being slightly aggrieved over 3 new pence but i seem to remember I was!
First pint was Aylesbury Brewery Company Bitter in the White Lion, Crendon Street. 93p a pint.
Absolutely awful stuff. But if you put Retail Price Inflation on that from 1987 to 2023, it would cost £3.41 a pint.
Think first pint was in the Bull - between the old Murray's and Frogmore. Rough old spit and sawdust place. The beer was cheep (44p if I recall) gassy and honestly not very nice. Glad I persevered....
I got married in the church opposite the Golden Fleece . Whilst waiting for the bride to arrive we loosened up with a couple of jars in the pub. What a fine venue it was in which to kick off such a big day. But, still going as Mr and Mrs Lopez after two decades, I consider the the place a curse.
I clearly (I think) recall going to a Friday Disco at the Half Moon. Got completely bladdered for less than a pound. Beer was not much more than 2/- per pint (oldies will understand the terminology). Oh, and I must have been under 17 at the time. 🤭
Pint of Toby light 'n bitter for 90p at the Iron Horse in Amersham was a frequent occurence
Cannot recall the price but pints of cider at the Broad Oak in Strelley Nottingham was my first drink (s) at quite an early age...they were a bit lax about age (despite regular police checks) in there. See also the Flying Horse in town. They were quite happy to serve '18 year olds' whose voices had not yet broken.
I remember getting a bollocking off Nora in the Flint for celebrating my 18th in there, having already been drinking there for a good year and a half.
You could still get a pint for less than a quid in the Hour Glass in 1989 (I started drinking there in 1982). One of the last pubs in the area where you could.
I paid £7.20 for a Guinness in London last night 🤢
Yet you moan at the price of watching us on Wycombetv 😏
Actually, this last few months that has been a scandalous lack of value!
@Steve_Peart I remember when I was a student at Aberystwyth, the local pubs sold bitter for 19p a pint & mild was 18p a pint (Felinfoel - or as we all called it "feeling foul") , the students union sold both for 17p. Was shocked & outraged when I came home to Gerrards Cross at the end of term & my local was selling bitter at roughly double that a pint...
@Erroll_Sims, I was there 75-78, you must have been there just before me. If I remember, Aber had 42 pubs at the time, none of them open on a Sunday, serving a population of 10,000.
Indeed the only place to get a drink on a Sunday was the union unless you were in well enough with the chapel crowd to be given the nod to the back door to a couple of pubs in town