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Going to the pub on your own.

Postby ben@31 » Sat May 04, 2013 17:53 pm

I'm bored and nobody I know does anything anymore. Except watch television zzz

What do you think to going to the pub on your own? Is it for cool a French traveller touring around in his van or is it for weirdo old men ?

Why is it you never see women in the pub on their own?
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Re: Going to the pub on your own.

Postby daviesee » Sat May 04, 2013 18:03 pm

Depends on the pub as to whether you will see women on their own.

In some you will. In some they will be cheap women and in others they will be expensive. :wink:

As to the original question, if it is your local, why not?

If you are travelling, what is the option? Do an Alan Partridge?

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Unless they are strange. :twisted:
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Re: Going to the pub on your own.

Postby nicklouse » Sat May 04, 2013 18:08 pm

do it.

it is the only way to meet new people.
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Re: Going to the pub on your own.

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Sat May 04, 2013 18:36 pm

Cleats Pub Tip #1 Secrete Bosch cordless drill down front of pants. Go to bog that backs onto ladies toilets - drill hole - and you get to see loads of women on their own. :mrgreen:

And if you live in sex starved Crewe you can even charge and make a few bob for a couple of pints. :mrgreen:
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Re: Going to the pub on your own.

Postby awallace » Sat May 04, 2013 18:59 pm

I think its fine if you choose the right pub. I have sat in a pub with good beer, a book and spent a few hours, however I wouldn't sit with those young'uns raving away whilst on my own - I may look like a perv!

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Re: Going to the pub on your own.

Postby MountainMonster » Sat May 04, 2013 19:06 pm

I did this once back in Austria, and while it was a good time I didn't meet anyone I would want to drink regularly with. You win some, you lose some. I'd say give it a go and see what happens!

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Re: Going to the pub on your own.

Postby SoloSuperia » Sun May 05, 2013 06:46 am

I tend to wander down the local pub by myself..........
Lived in a couple of different towns, but 10 years ago moved to a rural village. First time I popped into the local after moving in, "Oh you moved in the other day didn't you? Have the first pint on us.......".
It tends to be more like a club than a pub, there is always someone you know in there, saying that anybody who walks in gets included in the conversations around the bar.
A friend who moved from London to a village found that encountering the locals being so familiar unnerving!!!!
And didn't go in the pub again.
Mind you living in a small rural village, you only have to fart and everybody knows about it..........
which is mainly good.

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Re: Going to the pub on your own.

Postby Rigged » Sun May 05, 2013 09:15 am

Local pub...what's one of those?

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Re: Going to the pub on your own.

Postby SmoggySteve » Sun May 05, 2013 10:07 am

ben@31 wrote:Why is it you never see women in the pub on their own?


You always seem to find them sitting in expensive hotel bars for some reason. You could try looking there.

Take your wallet with you though!!!! :wink:

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Re: Going to the pub on your own.

Postby sungod » Sun May 05, 2013 11:29 am

i travel a lot on business, going solo to cafes/bars/pubs/restaurants is inevitable, smaller ones tend to be more friendly

take a newspaper or magazine, if there's no one to chat with you don't have to sit there looking like you've just been stood up

could be that i'm just a grumpy git, but after some days, a solitary drink/meal reading the herald trib is a pleasure!
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Re: Going to the pub on your own.

Postby Frank the tank » Sun May 05, 2013 16:18 pm

Just go to the pub and take it from there, assuming you're not a total social outcast you'll be alright.

Having said that, the fact you're a cyclist and posted on a web site to ascertain whether "going to the pub" is a valid way of spending your time makes me consider selling mi bikes and growing leg hair again. :wink: :lol:
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Re: Going to the pub on your own.

Postby verylonglegs » Sun May 05, 2013 16:30 pm

Rigged wrote:Local pub...what's one of those?


Something successive governments seem determined to kill off!

I go to the pub solo occassionally, as already said it depends on the pub. I plan to take a book to my local tomorrow afternoon in fact, forecast seems very amiable for a couple of beers outside in the garden.

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Re: Going to the pub on your own.

Postby SmoggySteve » Sun May 05, 2013 16:59 pm

I have lived away from the UK for 13 years. There are not many things I can say I miss about the place except for a decent Indian restaurant and a good old British pub. One where I can buy a pint, sit down and read a paper or just chill out in the beer garden. Believe me, there is nothing else in the world that compares to them. Try doing the same thing on the continent and there is always a waitress hovering, ready to pester you. Its a sad thing to see them dying out as fast as they are.

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Re: Going to the pub on your own.

Postby BelgianBeerGeek » Sun May 05, 2013 18:20 pm

Hear, hear Smoggy.

Here's to the Great British Pub. And no, I'm not Al Murray or Nigel Farage. The really great thing about the pub is you can sit down and savour a pint over the crossword or natter with the locals - it's up to you. Visit them while you can, they are a dying breed.
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Re: Going to the pub on your own.

Postby goonz » Wed May 08, 2013 13:44 pm

Is it weird to go to the cinema on your own?
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Re: Going to the pub on your own.

Postby daviesee » Wed May 08, 2013 16:43 pm

Apart from chatting about the film afterwards, I see no good reason for going with someone.
If it is a good film, I don't want to be chatting and since I got my own place to live I have had no real reason to use the back row. :wink:
I know this opinion is not normal. :mrgreen:
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Re: Going to the pub on your own.

Postby Frank the tank » Wed May 08, 2013 18:22 pm

BelgianBeerGeek wrote:Hear, hear Smoggy.

Here's to the Great British Pub. And no, I'm not Al Murray or Nigel Farage. The really great thing about the pub is you can sit down and savour a pint over the crossword or natter with the locals - it's up to you. Visit them while you can, they are a dying breed.

Frequent your local, you'll miss it when it's gone.

As for going to the pub on your own..........................It's cheaper than taking the missus with you.

I was once in a club and it had a room in which according to the notice above the door said NO WOMEN ALLOWED IN THIS BAR.

I said to Mrs Tank if it were £4 a pint in there it'd be cheaper than the local.
How's that then? she asked.
Well I wouldn't have to buy your drink would I.
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Re: Going to the pub on your own.

Postby SmoggySteve » Wed May 08, 2013 18:37 pm

Frank the tank wrote:
I was once in a club and it had a room in which according to the notice above the door said NO WOMEN ALLOWED IN THIS BAR.


Was this bar called the Blue Oyster by any chance??

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Re: Going to the pub on your own.

Postby Frank the tank » Wed May 08, 2013 19:10 pm

SmoggySteve wrote:
Frank the tank wrote:
I was once in a club and it had a room in which according to the notice above the door said NO WOMEN ALLOWED IN THIS BAR.


Was this bar called the Blue Oyster by any chance??

Errrrrrrrrr No.
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Re: Going to the pub on your own.

Postby Ben6899 » Fri May 10, 2013 08:12 am

One of the best things about London is that there are still lots of proper British pubs kicking about. It takes some beating: my own company, a copy of Rouleur and a jug of real ale.
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