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[Drinking] Reserving Tables in Pubs for drinking



Iggle Piggle

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Sep 3, 2010
5,574
I'm watching the England game at home tonight but I've nipped in the pub for a quick pint whilst my lad goes to football training. I'm quite frankly staggered at the amount of tables reserved for people to sit at for the football and I really dont get it.

- First come first served is surely fairest. Mikey 9 fingers might sit there with a pint of mild most Wednesdays but it isn't most Wednesdays today.
- Reserving tables encourages the reserver to come later thus reducing revenue. Why encourage that?
- Having your favourite table is all a bit league of gentlemen for me.

Is it just me that thinks this type of behaviour is worse than the Rwanda bill, Crystal Palace and Fred West combined or is it me that's not living in the 90s anymore and poor old Mike and his dog that shits itself regularly should have it's reserved seat?

Open to the floor
 






Pogue Mahone

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Apr 30, 2011
10,830
I think it’s fine.

Basically, it’s up to the landlord - not all do it, but it makes their life easier.

Me and my mates have booked tables at the Caxton for the last Euros and the World Cup. It was pretty much the same crowd throughout the pub for all the England matches, and was a lot of fun.

However, we haven’t bothered this time. I will also be watching at home.
 










Worried Man Blues

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Feb 28, 2009
6,977
Swansea
Think it’s a good thing, often for the benefit of regulars of the pub to ensure they’ve got a table before a pub fills up with JCL’s
I was thinking it was a bad thing till I read this! Hopefully the landlord has his head on the right way round
 


Right Brain Ronnie

Active member
Feb 20, 2023
166
North of North
I'm watching the England game at home tonight but I've nipped in the pub for a quick pint whilst my lad goes to football training. I'm quite frankly staggered at the amount of tables reserved for people to sit at for the football and I really dont get it.

- First come first served is surely fairest. Mikey 9 fingers might sit there with a pint of mild most Wednesdays but it isn't most Wednesdays today.
- Reserving tables encourages the reserver to come later thus reducing revenue. Why encourage that?
- Having your favourite table is all a bit league of gentlemen for me.

Is it just me that thinks this type of behaviour is worse than the Rwanda bill, Crystal Palace and Fred West combined or is it me that's not living in the 90s anymore and poor old Mike and his dog that shits itself regularly should have it's reserved seat?

Open to the floor
Zee Germans started it.
 




Iggle Piggle

Well-known member
Sep 3, 2010
5,574
I think it’s fine.

Basically, it’s up to the landlord - not all do it, but it makes their life easier.

Me and my mates have booked tables at the Caxton for the last Euros and the World Cup. It was pretty much the same crowd throughout the pub for all the England matches, and was a lot of fun.

However, we haven’t bothered this time. I will also be watching at home.
I have a lot of time for the Caxton as a pub and think Brett has done a cracking job but it does put me off that every table in the back is often booked for Albion or sporting events. Fair play, it certainly works for him and as I say, it is a very good spot for a pint
 




timbha

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Jul 5, 2003
10,203
Sussex
It’s annoying when you get to a pub at 7.30 and there’s a “reserved for Sharon + 5” notice on the table. OK so far. But then “Sharon ( +3) turn up at 8.30, order 2 wines and 2 tonic water (only) and sit there talking crap all night.
 






timbha

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Jul 5, 2003
10,203
Sussex
I have a lot of time for the Caxton as a pub and think Brett has done a cracking job but it does put me off that every table in the back is often booked for Albion or sporting events. Fair play, it certainly works for him and as I say, it is a very good spot for a pint
The love in has commenced……
 


Iggle Piggle

Well-known member
Sep 3, 2010
5,574
It’s annoying when you get to a pub at 7.30 and there’s a “reserved for Sharon + 5” notice on the table. OK so far. But then “Sharon ( +3) turn up at 8.30, order 2 wines and 2 tonic water (only) and sit there talking crap all night.
It's even worse when you've sat there for 2 hours and the landlord plonks the sign on the table for 30 minutes time. Sharon can f*** right off.
 






swindonseagull

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Aug 6, 2003
9,340
Swindon, but used to be Manila
Pub/restaurants who reserve a table for 4pm when its only 2pm and you then cant get a seat for Sunday Lunch...........
I would ban all reservations....tried explaining to a pub manager that we will eat and be gone my 330.....but its company policy to save so far in advance.....pathetic..........I then asked how many people are no shows, quite a few he said.....so make them pay a deposit then ...
 
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tigertim68

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Sep 3, 2012
2,462
they do this at the Swan At Falmer , on match days , there are some tables always reserved in the Barn bar
 


GT49er

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NSC Patron
Feb 1, 2009
47,655
Gloucester
Are you one of those who holds out a crisp £20 note to get the bar staff’s attention?
Blimey! That takes me back a few years - normally someone waiting behind the bar to serve you these days (with the possible exception of Weatherspoons of course).
 


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