Buying a bar

Old Dec 21st 2019, 7:55 pm
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Its the way the UK has gone Fred or going at least and really its been that way in Europe for years. I read an article recently about the shrinking UK nightclub scene with more and more clubs closing down.
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Originally Posted by bob_bob
Its the way the UK has gone Fred or going at least and really its been that way in Europe for years. I read an article recently about the shrinking UK nightclub scene with more and more clubs closing down.
There are a few proper pubs still here in Gib and I have recently returned from Bristol were again I found pubs that were not biased in favour of food but at ridiculous prices

Shortly I will be on the Algarve another place I can drink in uninterrupted comfort and order food at my leisure.

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Nowhere is cheap these days Fred. 2019 has seen me out to Crete, Cyprus, Gran Canaria and mainland Spain and yes you can find cheap bars selling your half litre 'pint' for a couple of euros (as you can in the UK where you get a full pint) the 'nicer' bars to me seemed to typically charging €3-€5 a drink or more; prices seem to have levelled off across Europe. Next trip is Tenerife, looking forward to some winter warmth
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As the saying goes.
The best way to make a small fortune by opening a bar in Spain ,
Is to arrive with a large fortune.
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Originally Posted by bob_bob
Nowhere is cheap these days Fred. 2019 has seen me out to Crete, Cyprus, Gran Canaria and mainland Spain and yes you can find cheap bars selling your half litre 'pint' for a couple of euros (as you can in the UK where you get a full pint) the 'nicer' bars to me seemed to typically charging €3-€5 a drink or more; prices seem to have levelled off across Europe. Next trip is Tenerife, looking forward to some winter warmth
Below a recent quote from another thread
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I believe it was cider but in a largish plastic bottle.

Just for comparison I was paying £2.50 a pint in Gib for drinkable cider whilst in Bristol I was charged £8.50 for a pint and a half of local rubbish that had no taste and I would guess had been watered down
Last night I was in a different bar due to a mate having a farewell party.
Instead of the £2.50 a pint I was served half litres by 2 europeans who swore blind that a half litre is a pint and charging £4 for this short measure.
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Old Dec 25th 2019, 8:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Fredbargate
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Last night I was in a different bar due to a mate having a farewell party.
Instead of the £2.50 a pint I was served half litres by 2 europeans who swore blind that a half litre is a pint and charging £4 for this short measure.
you must be in a tourist resort. A 500ml beer is still €1.50-€2 around here.

Oh, and you should start getting used to the metric system. The old imperial system is all but obsolete.
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Amazing how few "Britanicos" understand the metric system !
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We get served 'pints' in the local Spanish bar in Polop.

In fact the beer is usually in Carling glasses (the beer is local though, but they do sell foreign beers) and we get charged €1.60

And its not full of Brits, the owners are Spanish and lots of locals drink there as well as Germans, Dutch and Scandinavians as well.

As to the imperial system being all but obsolete I couldn't get metric drills in Canada last year. The US still uses it as well as Myanmar and Liberia.
And Im assuming the UK will readopt it some time soon (I'm joking but all road signs are still in MPH and Miles for destination.)
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Originally Posted by scot47
Amazing how few "Britanicos" understand the metric system !
I think you will find that after Brexit Andrea Leadsom might well reject the metric system. Imperial units are better for children's maths.

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Originally Posted by philat98
I think you will find that after Brexit Andrea Leadsom might well reject the metric system. Imperial units are better for children's maths.

​​​​​​​Do British children have 12 fingers and 7 toes or something?

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Originally Posted by scot47
Amazing how few "Britanicos" understand the metric system !
Spain must attract the dumb brits then. I'm 65 and think in metric as do my children and grand children. My 12 year old grandson knows a pint is a big glass of beer but its just a type of glass to him, talk about half a litre and he'll know its a measure.
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Originally Posted by amideislas
you must be in a tourist resort. A 500ml beer is still €1.50-€2 around here.

Oh, and you should start getting used to the metric system. The old imperial system is all but obsolete.
obsolete? Have you been to any plumbing outlet in Spain to buy tubing and joints. Many are still sold in imperial measurements - inches. A neighbours caterpillar tractor has some non metric fittings.
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Originally Posted by scot47
Amazing how few "Britanicos" understand the metric system !
No need to worry mate, a number of Tory politicians are saying that Brexit means we will be able to go back to the gallons, pints, feet, inches etc we used to use, because they are of an age group that can't understand how much easier the metric system is.
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Originally Posted by amideislas
Do British children have 12 fingers and 7 toes or something?
I think it's 6 toes - unless they're baker's!


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