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Don't Laugh... Please tell me how to order food at a British Pub

Oct 2nd, 2008, 04:59 AM
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"A few times I have tried going in (for dinner), I was intimidated because there was no one around, no bartenders and no diners, so I walked out."

The first question in such a case should be - unless it's obvious - "Do you do food?"

If there are no bartenders and no diners around - it could be the case that the pub sells just pork scratchings.

Also, some just do lunch and no dinner.
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Oct 2nd, 2008, 05:22 AM
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hey flanner how much scotch do they put in the (tipping) scotch egg?
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Oct 2nd, 2008, 06:05 AM
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The last one I was in was not far from St. Pancras Station, a few weeks ago. We sat down.A waiter came by with menus. We ordered>>>

That sounds like O'Neils - which is a faux irish pub. They do have waiters - but it's not usual.
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Oct 2nd, 2008, 06:12 AM
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Thank you all for your input. Nona, I like the way you think:

If you fancy eating 2 starters instead of a main meal, or 3 desserts, or just a plate of chips (fries) go for it.

Maybe I will get 3 desserts AND a plate of chips.
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Oct 2nd, 2008, 07:26 AM
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Just do what british birds do - order a salad then nick all your bloke's chips.
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Oct 3rd, 2008, 04:52 AM
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CW wrote: "That sounds like O'Neils - which is a faux irish pub. They do have waiters - but it's not usual."

In that respect, it is not faux: table service is offered in many, I think the majority, of Irish pubs that do food.
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Oct 3rd, 2008, 04:57 AM
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Mebbe, but the O'Neils chain has sod-all to do with Ireland.

They're souless replicas.
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Oct 3rd, 2008, 06:04 AM
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The key to running a proper Irish pub is to have proper Irish customers, because the atmosphere is derived from the people in front of the bar.

Britain, of all the places I know, has little need of Irish pubs because British pubs are fairly good establishments. [That is a general judgement, and of course there are British pubs I wouldn't like, as there are some Irish pubs I don't like.]

I have been in pubs in Britain that have been "Irishised": although the building and the landlord were English, they had been adopted by Irish customers. Such pubs are more Irish than those that put up a Guinness sign, play tapes of Clannad, and use shamrock and harp motifs.
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