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though i guess if a decent-sized party is guaranteeing a valuable bar spend, i can see why it happens.
small groups, though, like just a pair o' couple or something, nah, fuck off.
in every fucking sentence you drab cunt.
gettin' a bit sick o' your shite, t'be honest.
always have t'be centre o' attention, dont'cha, ye big bloody eejit.
but rinsing you doesn't make me the centre of attention.
Nice try though, Professor Ego.
see only one empty table with 'reserved for jenna: 7:00pm' on it
I do not want you to come and take my order from me. I am fully capable of going to the bar and doing it myself. This is a pub, not a restaurant. I know the only reason you are doing this and no, I will not be giving you a tip.
Even the rather posh pub I go to for a meal occasionally don't cross this line and make you go to the bar to order.
real pubs don't sell food.
snacks, sure, but not food.
fucking hate bistro pubs, as much as i love both food and beer.
they shouldn't ever make it their primary purpose though.
attempts to do it over here are half arsed and you spend most of your time trying to get the attention of the staff. so it's crap.
we're meant to be a 'real local pub', it's such a farce.
Pubs are pubs not restaurants. The new one is that tossers reserve tables for big football matches. I've noticed that they tend not to be drinkers and "pay for the table" but just arseholes who want a good view with a few halves. Arseholes.
not on in my opinion
or something of that nature
for the evening on a Thursday/Friday/Saturday. It obviously makes for a better night and chat between us. That aside, I don't think I could ever cross that line and go to a bar the day/week before and ask to reserve a table even if it was a birthday. They're pubs, get there early. If you can't, tough.
for a school party. It's a necessary evil because all the pubs in town are relatively small, and therefore difficult to find a place to fit 30-40 people.
Had to fucking pay to reserve the table as well. I'm not doing it again.
It's a decent pub, so I'll turn a blind eye.
when I have a sudden impulse to go to a pub quiz and all the sexless losers have reserved every fucking table for the rest of their lives.
I've reserved a couple of tables in a pub for a birthday of mine before so I could be guaranteed space. It worked out alright for me because there was enough space to get quite a few of my mates in and we were in there for hours getting slaughtered. But if the shoe had been on the other foot I would have been annoyed, and I don't like the idea of it in general in a pub. The idea of territorially reserving space just seems a bit off in a pub; just get there early or accept you're not guaranteed a seat.
I worked in one for years and it's not the given practice but it doesn't stop one person going in and buying drinks (usually cordial and soda water) and placing them at about 10 different seats so these mystery non soda water drinkers can have 'their' seats which they have sat in for '20 years'
They served toasties and sandwiches and played bingo every night, there isn't even a telly in one of the rooms so people can't even use the excuse of hogging the 'good' seats.
Never underestimate the power of a 75 year old woman's stare if you've nicked her seat. Also don't be shocked if you go to take a leak or for a smoke and upon your return, your drinks and coats have been moved and there is the said old dear is settling herself in the chair you've just been warming up nicely for the past hour.