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Graham Payne
23rd May 2013, 02:51 PM
At the last budget (April) the goverment in their wisdom reduced by 1p a pint the price of Beer/Lager .
My local "Green King owned" has just increased the price of a pint by 6p & 11p for different ales not as you would expect 5p or 10p respectivley.
At the time the goverment were applauded for this, alas somehow I get the impression that the goverment were in fact assisting the Brewers.
Funny that ain't it. :rolleyes:

Red Lead Ted
23rd May 2013, 03:20 PM
I was in my local last night a lad stood at the bar counting his change asked me could I lend him 10p for a pint of lager, Certainly lad I said here is 30 pence get me 2 as well :bigsmile: Regards m8 hope all is well in your world Terry.;)

Louis the Amigo
23rd May 2013, 03:25 PM
Hi shipmates, Hi graham,Thats not what happen in The Budget that was a joke, a one pence off means you have to drink 10 pints to get 10p? in most pubs price per pint 2 40+ or more. You are lucky the week after the 1p off in the club, I go to the price of beer, was put up14 pence, and wine 40 pence a bottle and 20 pence a shot on the shorts They dont call it the CONS Club for nothing. The green king chain gives many discounts to the customer and are very good value.

Keith at Tregenna
23rd May 2013, 03:53 PM
Always nipped into the Newport Rd, Rumney Cons club, to catch up with a few mates, they all go to to the Castle Bingo on Newport Road now, best prices just have to put up with bingo: Always found the Les Croupiers casino club on St. Mary street the best value in town.

K.

Louis the Amigo
23rd May 2013, 05:17 PM
hi shipmates, Hi Keith my barry buddy, We go to the New park cons city road, The most expensive cons club in Cardiff, when my mate laurie is up and about again he still on the sick list, Any casino is cheaper for drinks I watched a guy lose all his redundacy money in Les Croupiers, from the steelworks I wonder what did he tell his mrs???? he was very drunk and should have been stopped, Do you remember the old Tiberius ? That was a great night out free drinks and free food and the waitresses' were very nice. happy days......

Keith at Tregenna
23rd May 2013, 06:13 PM
LOUIS: I MUST INVITE YOU TO A MARINERS DO IN CARDIFF:

The United Services Mess
Westminster Chambers
Wharton Street

IN THE SIDE STREET OPPOSITE HOWELLS, NEAR THE OWEN GLYNDWR.

Will PM YOU WITH SOME DATES:

Pos, we can get AJ to come along and any one else availiable. (Unfortunately does involve stairs)

K.

LINK: USM Cardiff (http://usmcardiff.co.uk/)

Jim Brady
23rd May 2013, 06:35 PM
Always nipped into the Newport Rd, Rumney Cons club, to catch up with a few mates, they all go to to the Castle Bingo on Newport Road now, best prices just have to put up with bingo: Always found the Les Croupiers casino club on St. Mary street the best value in town.

K.

Keith,what is the pub on the Newport Rd is it the Fox and Hounds or the Fox and Goose it was my brothers local.I remember I was there one Sunday and the pub closed early we walked across the road and up some steps pub still open different licenceing hours.My brother lived Llanrumney.
Regards.
Jim.B.

Keith at Tregenna
23rd May 2013, 06:46 PM
Probably:

Fox & Hounds (St Mellons)

LINK: Brains | Fox & Hounds (St Mellons) (http://www.sabrain.com/foxandhoundsstmellons)

My younger brother is in Llanrumney still and we often meet at the Fox (St Mellons)

k.

happy daze john in oz
24th May 2013, 06:21 AM
There was a time when a pint cost cost about two bob and tasted like beer, now not so sure.
We get a lot of imported English and European beers here most of the not worth a cracker. they have a very odd flavour and are very gassey.

Louis the Amigo
24th May 2013, 08:35 AM
Hi shipmates, Hi Keith my barry buddy, Hi happy john in oz Hi keith my mate Laurie cant do any stairs' at the moment broke his hip and elbow in fall down stairs, The U.S.M. have been there a few times over the years he would need a bosuns' chair to do them stairs in the best of times he is allmost 88years I could try to carry him but if I dropped him his mrs Betty would not be very happy with me? Hi Happy john in oz two bob a pint? that was a long time ago? we must be the same age? British beer most of it dont travel well a brewer once told me its about fermentaion in barrels and such like stuff, the best way to drink any real beer in at a local bar, if you dont like it you can take it back.

Keith Tindell
24th May 2013, 09:27 AM
Hi Lads, when i was at sea a pint of mild in my local pub was 1s 7p, and my mates used to moan as i drank boilermakers (brown and mild) which was 1s 9p, an extra 2p!!!. If any of you are in London now, the cheapest place to drink is the house of commons 2.70 a pint, KT

happy daze john in oz
24th May 2013, 01:02 PM
Hi Lads, when i was at sea a pint of mild in my local pub was 1s 7p, and my mates used to moan as i drank boilermakers (brown and mild) which was 1s 9p, an extra 2p!!!. If any of you are in London now, the cheapest place to drink is the house of commons 2.70 a pint, KT

Is thta the one known as PM p15s????

Neville Roberts
24th May 2013, 01:25 PM
sounds crazy to me here in the us the price of a pint ,last I remember it was 1/9pence ,and 1 bob on the ships . but all in perspective its about $ 4.50 in a restaurant here . so I drink most of mine at home ,can get a full case of 24 for $15 . on sale . in wallmart .:cool:

Captain Kong
24th May 2013, 03:36 PM
When I started to sup ale the price was an old 9 pennies a pint of Mild,and 10 old pennies for a pint of Bitter. 24 pints for one pound.. A tot of whisky was one shilling.
On Cunard and CPR, Wrexham Lager was an old 8 pennies a pint, 30 pints for 1.
No wonder I was always legless in those days, Never knew if I was sailing outward bound or just docked after a voyage.
Happy Days.
Brian.

Louis the Amigo
24th May 2013, 06:37 PM
Hi shipmates, Drink at sea was few and far between no bar for the crew on most ships, 4 cans a week and rum ration on some ships if you were lucky? but it did get better after a few years, crew bar with Tennants larger in barrels served cold, with roses' lime juice lovely drink in the tropics/hot weather but no shorts allowed, We had free nights and all you could drink nights , allways had a good time never no trouble. The tennants/Harp larger ashore was not the same.or was it me?

cappy
24th May 2013, 06:54 PM
yes Louis and that orangeboom 3 cansa night saved till sat if you could be strong and save it......never managed to save it all ever....best about 10 cans

Keith Tindell
24th May 2013, 07:18 PM
I had my 21st birthday en-route to Japan via panama, about 6 days out from Panama, we had amassed a certain ammount of cans, the chief steward was a good hand. On my birthday night, 12-4 watch, i had been made farmer,Tommy Odriscoll, and old seaman from Liverpool went up on lookout well p*****, monkey island, fell asleep on a mushroom vent, and fell onto the whistle lanyard. All hell broke loose, skipper on the bridge in his pyjamas, Tommy taken off watch and logged the following day, birthday i will always remember, even 51 years later. KT

Red Lead Ted
24th May 2013, 07:29 PM
My doctor told me a few years ago to cut down my alcohol intake to the recommended level I think he said 21 units a week, Well my lads one year old son my grandson gets christened this Sunday, I havnt had a drink for 4 weeks so by my reckoning I am owed 84 units this Sunday. So on Sunday Mathew I am going to be bloody rat ars*d. Even the long haired one might look good by the end of the night. The last night out I had on my own I got home about 4am telling myself to shhhhhhhhhh as I wet the door key to get in without making any noise only to find her standing behind the door :hair_raising: LOOK AT YOU SHE SAID YOU ARE STAGGERING You don't look so bad yourself dear :1zhelp: Terry.

Louis the Amigo
24th May 2013, 08:45 PM
Hi shipmates Hi Cappy "orangeboom dutch? was only on the posh ships in green dumpys {good stuff }

Keith at Tregenna
25th May 2013, 04:04 AM
Hi shipmates Hi Cappy "orangeboom dutch? was only on the posh ships in green dumpys {good stuff }

Louis my Amigo:

Went to see Queen in concert years ago. In Rotterdam asked for Orangeboom and was given Orange juice, apparently had not pronounced it correctly. Went to Brussels for the concert, asked the barmaid for two beers and she replied Maes Pis, not certain if she peonounced it correctly.

K.

John Pruden
25th May 2013, 07:49 AM
this tread reminds me of an old mate of mine sadly passed we used to meet on a friday night his knickname was paveroti i christend him it he asked us us why the knickname? when it was his round he used to get memory loss he said why paveroti john!!!! because you can hold on to the same f...ing note all night?:pjp

Doc Vernon
25th May 2013, 08:04 AM
For John S!
John my friend as you know i dont partake in the Beer or Spirit anymore,however i must admit in trying a Beer at a Club one Night with my late Brother In Law (Some time ago)
Now on your post you mention about taste!
Yes would agree with you (still recall the taste of some of the awful ones) but mate i must tell you that once you have tried this Beer i doubt if you would Drink any other again!
Its absolutely fabolous,and has that special taste to it!
Reminded me of the good old days in the UK when drinking the old Bitter and the likes!
Give it a try i am sure you should be able to get it there!
Cheers

Dont be Drab!
Have a Dab!
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Red Lead Ted
25th May 2013, 11:28 AM
I have recently noticed this brew in quite a lot of the off licence's on Merseyside, Would any one honestly go to the bar and ask for a pint of this. Never tasted it and cant for the life of me think who would have put the name to a beer like this, I cant help imagining where the Bishops finger may have been :eek::eek:

robpage
25th May 2013, 01:47 PM
I tried Brains Bitter once Louis and that stuff does not travel as far as Cardiff

Louis the Amigo
25th May 2013, 02:55 PM
Hi shipmates, Hi rob Page,How many years ago rob? Brains bitter has won many awards , The brains S.A. is now world famous, Years ago all the slops were put into the Dark and thats' a well known fact it stopped about 10+ years ago the brewery kept getting barrels of dark sent back to them as unfit and credit note was issued for every barrel ,so test were carried out and it was found it was not brains beer but waste , they were not happy and a few landlord were sacked extra profit for landlords? I knew many in the trade at that time, and still know a few today,what the trick was with the bitter was to add water and wood alcohol, The old Estonian club and the north star club were the main ones so I was told, if the beer became cloudy asprins to clear it up this was done to the dark in many pubs. I have been to the brewery{ brains } My MECCA a few times and had many happy hours in the sample room, {free} The beer is wonderful there!!! as its not got at by greedy landlords and others to make extra profit

Keith at Tregenna
25th May 2013, 03:33 PM
Louis my Amigo, nothing like the Satins Ale / Skull attack, Darks great. Clarksies pie to follow up.

Quite partial to the Felinfoel out west.

K.

robpage
25th May 2013, 07:26 PM
Ten years + Louis , a Pub in Marshfield when the Dairy was still there

Keith at Tregenna
25th May 2013, 11:19 PM
The sample room, {free} free beer is wonderful there!!!

For: Louis my Amigo:

Do they still have the sign: Though in Wales was in English ?

He who drinks gets drunk; He who gets drunk falls asleep; He who goes to sleep does not sin; He who does not sin goes to heaven; So lets all drink and go to Heaven.

K.

Keith at Tregenna
26th May 2013, 01:16 AM
Asprin is new to me. most just added lemonade, similar effect ?

K.

Louis the Amigo
26th May 2013, 09:03 AM
Hi shipmates ,Hi Keith my barry buddy, The asprin trick as told to me by a land lord, of a well known pub use by steelworkers How to clear beer after you put waste/slops and water/wood alcohol into the barrel you take 6 Asprins crush them into powder add to barrel leave for a few hours, result good beer all the rubbish sinks to the bottom. Works on homebrew to clear it, Lemonade cost money Keith. Hi rob page That was the lighthouse? a bikers pub? the dairy in Marshfield in now a bakery .

Glenn Baker
26th May 2013, 10:45 AM
Strewth it was never that dear in the Roundhouse or the Kent. Glenn

happy daze john in oz
27th May 2013, 06:46 AM
Hi shipmates Hi Cappy "orangeboom dutch? was only on the posh ships in green dumpys {good stuff }

That was served in the pig homeward bound on most UCl liners.

happy daze john in oz
27th May 2013, 06:48 AM
I tried Brains Bitter once Louis and that stuff does not travel as far as Cardiff

You do of course realise that Brian is an anagrm of brain, but not always!

happy daze john in oz
27th May 2013, 06:50 AM
[, I cant help imagining where the Bishops finger may have been :eek::eek:[/QUOTE]

Or where it goes afterwards!!!

John Pruden
27th May 2013, 09:38 AM
tiger beer and that india pale the only thing i would do with them is put a bloody fire out with them?jp

Keith at Tregenna
27th May 2013, 11:42 PM
RE: (Louis the Amigo;128134) Hi shipmates, Hi Keith my barry buddy, Hi happy john in oz Hi keith my mate Laurie cant do any stairs' at the moment broke his hip and elbow in fall down stairs, The U.S.M. have been there a few times.

CAN YOU MAKE BARRY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ? NO STAIRS ! At the railway station, just a step of the train. sort the DARK out after ?

K.

Louis the Amigo
28th May 2013, 05:40 AM
Hi shipmates Hi Keith my barry buddy, My shipmate Laurie 88yrs has not been out of the house except to hospital or doctors by {ambulance} for 6 weeks he is housebound at the moment, soon as he is up and about we would like to go for a beer with you !!! I was in Barry a few weeks ago for a funeral, will meet you in venue of your choice . look forward to meeting you in real life.

happy daze john in oz
28th May 2013, 05:49 AM
A few years back the UK gov added I believe 1GBP to the price of 'alcopops' in an effort to reduce binge drinking. My information source tells nme it did not stop the drinking but did increase gov revenue from the sale of drinks. Inaitaly sales dropped, but after about one year they actualy increased.
Here in Oz three years ago the same trick was tried. Alcopops went up by $1 a bottle, to combat binge drinking of course you understand said the gov. Initaly sales declined and the younger generation went onto drinking bottles of Vodka with mixers. Amazingly figures released today show thta sales of alcopops have increased and over the past three years the gov has garnered an additonal 2billion dollars from the additional tax.
But of course it was all done to stop binge drinking you understand.

robpage
28th May 2013, 06:13 AM
Alcopops is an interesting formulation , tax on beer is applied at the brewery gate , by running so much beer through a reverse osmosis plant you can remove the alcohol , which you store , and the reduced strength beer when blended saves a fortune in duty . You are then left with a tank of alcohol . You load that into a tanker and take it for a trip to a factory where it is blended to form alcopops , It was Bacardi-Martini at Southampton , but not sure where it is done now . Read the labels , the Breezers are made by Bacardi not contains Bacardi . The strength of high volume beers has gone down over the years , It saves millions of pounds for the brewer

Jim Brady
30th May 2013, 08:18 AM
There is an old saying "You get what you pay for ",this could be said in the case of beer.It has always been said here that these cheap pubs selling under priced beer are buying beer past their sell by date or on their sell by date.I do believe they may get it near to their sell by date and know that they can move it before or by its sell by date.The John Smiths bitter at the Pen & Wig @ 2.25 was a great pint and good value for money.Yesterday I went with Lou over the water to his area where he was born and went in the pub on the corner of his street 2 pints of john Smiths seen the price 1.90 very good thought we.It was not a patch on the pint in the P&W and we were glad to get back this side of the water and to the P&W to get a decent pint.
Regards.
Jim.B.

Rick R
2nd June 2013, 05:41 PM
My nearest local here in the sandpit serves the cheapest pint (Tiger) at roughly 6 per pint... Needless to say we drink in the garden with a BBQ rather then goto the pub so often.

leratty
4th June 2013, 02:07 PM
Realise not exactly on thread however on Saturday here in Paris it was a sunny day so we were out & about decided to stop for a light lunch & a cold beer. Menu of course all in French which you would expect. Looked at beer list nothing we recognised so chose by name, 'Desperado' sounded like us...well f... me it was Mexican with tequila in it, bloody awful & sweet to boot could not drink it so went to a good red wine. Then ordered a Italian 'croquet'with salad, ha it was a toasted ham & cheese sandwich at 12.5 Euros not a good day but amusing experience.

Keith at Tregenna
4th June 2013, 06:50 PM
My nearest local here in the sandpit serves the cheapest pint (Tiger) at roughly 6 per pint... Needless to say we drink in the garden with a BBQ rather then goto the pub so often.

6 per pint ? Where is that, not going to visit at that price, but curious. K.

robpage
4th June 2013, 08:21 PM
Guinness was 12.00 a pint in Singapore , but worth every penny at the time

Keith at Tregenna
4th June 2013, 11:51 PM
24 Bottles of Bud at Morrisons for 14 at the mo:

Just over a a pint at my reckoning.

K.

Doc Vernon
5th June 2013, 12:01 AM
Most Expensive Pints

1: Greenland 7.35

2: Norway 6.07

3: Qatar 6.00

4: Djibouti 5.47

5: Singapore 5.00



Cheapest Pints

1: Tajikistan 0.29
2: Panama 0.31
3: Bhutan 0.36
4: Burundi 0.37
5: North Korea 0.38





For me well i'll be going to Tajikistan! When you Guys have downed your first Pint in Britain i will allready be P----d LOL!:eek::eek:

Now who would pay such prices in Greenland! Its cold enough without Beer! haha


PS I think we could all meet up here for a few Pints,its the cheapest in Britain!

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom (http://www.merchant-navy.net/forum/region.php?/United Kingdom/gbp.htm)http://www.merchant-navy.net/flags/GB.gif


Lager in Bury St Edmunds is 0.99 GBP

http://www.pintprice.com/city.php?/Bury+St+Edmunds/United Kingdom/gbp.htm

Lou Barron
10th June 2013, 08:02 AM
Since i have been the UKi am amazed at the different prices for pint of beer different pubs seem to set their own prices the cheapest pint i found was in the Pen and Wig in Liverpool and nice beer indeed but at the hotel i stayed at i went into the bar and ask for a double G/tonic 7pound and 50 p a glass of wine 4 pound 10p enough to keep me off the booze or will it??

John Pruden
10th June 2013, 09:03 AM
louis you should have asked mary for a room in the pen and wig{you would have been well looked after there}:p::pjp

john gill
10th June 2013, 09:16 AM
louis you should have asked mary for a room in the pen and wig{you would have been well looked after there}:p::pjp

would that be upstairs or downstairs?

John Pruden
10th June 2013, 09:24 AM
plus free cab rides around town its a wonder you left here?jp

Jim Brady
10th June 2013, 10:50 AM
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This is the go ashore gear in Liverpool for free taxi rides!!!
Regards.
Jim.B.

cappy
10th June 2013, 10:50 AM
special rate at the pen for badgers hopefully:rolleyes:

cappy
10th June 2013, 11:01 AM
being badgered by my beloved now takes on a different meaning cos I just smile reason I know something she doesn't....and that's a bleedin change:)

Lou Barron
10th June 2013, 12:37 PM
Would have stayed in Liverpool but afraid i might met some of my old girl friends and as for getting free taxi ride a bit of Bull s\\\t goes a long way but i know for one thing LIVERPOOL is a great place with some of the best people i have met

john gill
10th June 2013, 07:29 PM
A pub near me (not my local, it's just that too far for a walk) serves Tetley Bitter at 1.85.

happy daze john in oz
11th June 2013, 06:07 AM
plus free cab rides around town its a wonder you left here?jp

He wanted to get home for a beer at a decent price, he might be missing the sheep as well. LOL

happy daze john in oz
11th June 2013, 06:13 AM
Know what Lou means about the price of grog. In some of our big hotels here you need a second mortgage to buy a beer. But in most pubs and clubs the price is about the same never more than a couple of cents difference in prices.