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Pubs and Clubs etc. Ordered to Close from Tonight.

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It's just (Friday 20th March) been announced that pubs and clubs etc. Have been ORDERED to close - as from tonight.

My own opinion is that the order is a little overdue, what do you think?

This contains more information:https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11199116/coronavirus-pubs-closing-shut/

davidstockport
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
G0501
G05012 months ago

It is very overdue. I just hope people won't cram in pubs tonight for their "last night out" like french people did

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davidstockport
davidstockport
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2 months ago

If they do I hope they'll finish the night with a few rousing choruses of "We'll Meet Again"☺

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation12342 months ago

davidstockport I am sorry just seen your question bit late in my area pubs and bar are closed now my husband just told me I didn’t know that I only know about gyms are close now everyone have to stay in but people don’t listen they still goes out i don’t know what will happen in future I hope everything will be fine soon take care πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜Š

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation12342 months ago

davidstockport I am sorry I can’t say anything else I gave someone promise I hope you understand take care same I can’t reply your old notifications I can’t really πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜Š

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TheChimp
TheChimp2 months ago

I'm pretty glad, because hopefully it will send the landlord of the local village pub under.

He is the most annoying, rude and abusive person going.

The only reason people go there is because it is the only pub here.

Hopefully, he will sell it at a loss.

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davidstockport
davidstockport
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2 months ago

From what I have gathered - pub owners etc. are going to be compensated reasonably well they'd already been excused business rates etc. It will be amazing if COVID-19 can do what Tim Martin (founder of Wetherspoons) couldn't do, that's virtually finish pubs as we knew them. Rest assured the Rovers Return (in Coronation Street) won't shut down for quite some time, they're too far ahead with the recording of the episodes.

I noticed that they charged Β£3.20 for a pint of bitter, if any back street pub in that area charged that price, they'd have shut down years ago.

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TheChimp
TheChimp2 months ago

davidstockport Then I'm gutted.

He's been keeping it going using his imported wife's business in Ghana for 2 years, so I was hoping that this would be the straw.

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

davidstockport if soaps catch up,emmerdale will be a ghost town,once pub& cafes gone,and davids can only operate as a 'proper' shop,not part café.Do you think they'll all rush to re-film to make it reflect real life?😁

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

TheChimp You should mention it more and stop holding back.

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador2 months ago

I think it's a week overdue, but I guess the government hoped the public would be a little more sensible than they have.

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davidstockport
davidstockport
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2 months ago

I think most of the public are sensible - it's just a few idiots who don't understand how diseases are transmitted who cause the problems.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 months ago

It is overdue, but better late than never as they say. 😊

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davidstockport
davidstockport
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2 months ago

Yes. . .Better late than never - but better never late☺

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 months ago

davidstockport True. They do also say that it's better to be too early than too late. πŸ™‚

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ukheather
ukheather2 months ago

so late. Should have been done ages ago

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 months ago

I don't know if it is true (Who knows these days) but I believe that takeaways can stay open? So if a cafe converts to takeaways they could still stay open although who knows where they get the food from?!

Does anyone else know if this is true or not?

As for pubs - beer has a short shelf life so they are really going to lose out on revenue from both food and beer...🐞

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davidstockport
davidstockport
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2 months ago

It is correct that takeaways can stay open.

Beer actually has quite a long shelf life some I bought last year (Stella in half pint bottles - had well over a year, I've still got some left) I've just checked and some cans I bought on Thursday evening (because I couldn't get any milk and didn't want a wasted journey has an April 2021 date). I've often drunk well beyond BBE date and in my opinion it often tastes better. Draught beer doesn't last as long as canned and bottled though.

I've, quite by chance, probably got enough beer to last me until Christmas, I don't drink much, and have some unopened bottles of spirits that I know predate 1980 if I run short,

Just remembered I've got a bottle of Hierbas I bought in Ibiza where I've not been since 2000. It's supposedly an aphrodisiac so I'll take care of it - Just in case.☺

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 months ago

davidstockport We don't want you going mad davidstockport you must be careful with those aphrodisiac beers especially as you aren't supposed to be mixing with anyone - they would be a waste to drink alone?! πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

I was really thinking about barrelled beer in the pubs (not the cans) which I thought only had a life of about 8 weeks (high turnover product), if I could get my hands on one of those I'd be fine 🍻. If they can't sell it because they aren't allowed to open wouldn't it go to waste? 🐞

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davidstockport
davidstockport
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2 months ago

tumblespots Yes barrelled beer would go to waste unless the land-lord drinks it all, and I've known some who would☺

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 months ago
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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

tumblespots πŸ˜‚πŸ€£(yes i was just going to say i think you must mean draught beer,it would go a bit flat after awhile surely? Poor landlords,they'll have to drink it all themselves!πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 months ago

Caz2 So anyone we see rolling around the floor near a pub is the landlord just doing his bit to ensure it doesn't go down the drains? πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ 🐞

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago
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davidstockport
davidstockport
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2 months ago

tumblespots Those land lords are martyrs - I've even known some who'd drink the contents from the slop trays rather than waste beer, that was only after they made it very difficult to pour it back in the barrell. ☺

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 months ago
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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin2 months ago

Very overdue in my opinion they should've been shut sooner.

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lilyflower
lilyflower2 months ago

Interesting that you cannot go to cafΓ© or pub but can sit in a packed Barbers or Hairdressers!

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Some have closed anyway.

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Yes i think they could have done it a month ago..also,does that include hotels closing down too?And what about care homes? Theyre all in together,so to speak.πŸ˜₯πŸ€”

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lilyflower
lilyflower2 months ago

Not sure about Hotels, my son works at a wedding and conference venue, last event today until ?????????????? not sure when he'll be back.

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

Spare a thought for people who won't get paid as a result. I appreciate that applies in a few industries but entertainers for instance will be massively down in earnings.

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lilyflower
lilyflower2 months ago

My Ex is self-employed Building Surveyor and can't travel around - he'll get no help. The son will get 80% of pay for being at home. The daughter is Corona lead at the hospital working her socks off and gets no extra. Tension is high in that house.

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

lilyflower Those NHS workers deserve medals.

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lilyflower
lilyflower2 months ago

Dennab True and not just because I'm her mum. She should have been on holiday next week but now working overtime, she's fortunate to have this weekend off after 5 x 10 hour shifts, and she will get to Tesco in morning for NHS hour.

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

lilyflower It's shameful that she has to visit Tesco at a specific time to stand a chance of being able to buy her weekly essentials.

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lilyflower
lilyflower2 months ago

Dennab I agree, it's fortunate that she's off and staying at her boyfriends, there is no Tesco where her dad lives and the NHS person has to go with ID.

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Caz2
Caz22 months ago
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Caz2
Caz22 months ago

Well i know premier inn have said& they refunded my 'non-cancellable' room which was for mid april..Best western though have said theyre ''offering to help nhs by offering them needed beds for the sick,like they did in the war"- alongside 'looking after guests' so not sure how that would keep regular guests safe...πŸ€”πŸ˜₯

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CherylParry
CherylParry2 months ago

There's a virtual pub on Facebook now 🀣

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