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#1 Phil

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:52 PM

http://news.sky.com/...pite-opposition

 

Am I the only one who thinks this is just incredibly daft?


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:10 PM

Why?

 

There's pubs on all other roads, it isn't actually on the motorway anyway.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:12 PM

Surprise, surprise the photo shows they are selling the normsl corporate rubbish - Heineken, Fosters, John Smiths and Strongbow. Probably paying £5 a pint as well.

Mind you a pint of Orkney Brewery Skullsplitter at 8.3% isn't that sensible on the M40

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:15 PM

Garages sell alcohol.
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:47 PM

Why?

 

There's pubs on all other roads, it isn't actually on the motorway anyway.

 

A fair point, but then, there are lots of drink driving incidents on those other roads.

 

On motorways, people drive much faster than they do on ordinary roads. The potential carnage a drink driver could cause on a motorway is quite scary and this only increases the chances of it happening. I'd rather people weren't given easy access to alcohol on motorways on those grounds alone, and on the basis that there will be people (because there always are) who think they can handle their drink when they can't. Don't put yet more temptation in their way when they're in a car on a road where they can drive at 70mph. This particular pub might not be 'on' the motorway, but it's a technicality, it is near enough and it will only be the first of many, no doubt. Driving long distances just got a little bit more dangerous, for drinkers and teetotallers alike. Crazy decision IMO.


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#6 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:14 AM

If there are people who can't make a motorway journey (driving or not) without needing/wanting a pint then they have a problem

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:31 AM

If there are people who can't make a motorway journey (driving or not) without needing/wanting a pint then they have a problem

There are and they have have a problem.

Unfortunately if they make a mistake it could be some innocent persons problem
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:40 AM

It's on the A355.

 

There are quite a few other pubs in the area that you can only get to via driving.

 

There's also a hotel on site.

 

I think it's a daft idea and sends the wrong message but it's hardly forcing drivers to drink.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:28 AM

Surprise, surprise the photo shows they are selling the normsl corporate rubbish - Heineken, Fosters, John Smiths and Strongbow. Probably paying £5 a pint as well.

Mind you a pint of Orkney Brewery Skullsplitter at 8.3% isn't that sensible on the M40

 

Ashas been pointed out, its not on the M40, it's on the A355, there are loads of other pubs nearby and a 100 room hotel on site , so guests there are now no longer tempted to drive to a pub of an evening.

 

If you want to cut drink driving, bring in both daytime random and targeted night time police checks.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:29 AM

How many country pubs have large car parks?

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:20 PM

But these pubs will be at motorway service stations, they will specifically target drivers.
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:40 PM

I could understand that point if it were a motorway service station, with access only from the motorway but its not. Have a look where it is on google maps.   

 

How is it targeting drivers? over and above, say passengers. Is it actually targetting anyne. I've stayed in the hotel on that site a number of times...its quite often full.  I reckon that guests go off site to other pubs and  nearby supermarkets..is that what we want? 



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:48 PM

I could understand that point if it were a motorway service station, with access only from the motorway but its not. Have a look where it is on google maps.

How is it targeting drivers? over and above, say passengers. Is it actually targetting anyne. I've stayed in the hotel on that site a number of times...its quite often full. I reckon that guests go off site to other pubs and nearby supermarkets..is that what we want?


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:03 PM

What principle been accepted?  LFE is a motorway service area  and is accessible only from the motorway.  



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:40 PM

Stupid idea to have a pub on there.

 

One other thing I am surprised is that people still use Motorway service stations to eat/drink/stay other than coach trips and those who are paid business expenses.

Everyone knows they are a rip off these days and would be much better coming off at a junction and head for a town to eat/drink/stay or even re-fuel especially in these days of phone internet connections where you can check where the better places to eat locally are or the cheapest petrol station etc.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:34 PM

What principle been accepted?  LFE is a motorway service area  and is accessible only from the motorway.  

 

Ffs!!! the principle of pubs at service stations.

 

Are you being deliberately gauche?


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:58 PM

Service stations have been selling alcohol for years.  In addition, there  are plenty of pubs close to service stations...always have been.  For example The Travellers  Rest is right next to the Elland Service Station on Huddesrfiled Raod, a Co-op Service Station that boasts... an off licence!!



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 01:01 PM

Stupid idea to have a pub on there.

 

One other thing I am surprised is that people still use Motorway service stations to eat/drink/stay other than coach trips and those who are paid business expenses.

Everyone knows they are a rip off these days and would be much better coming off at a junction and head for a town to eat/drink/stay or even re-fuel especially in these days of phone internet connections where you can check where the better places to eat locally are or the cheapest petrol station etc.

 

 

 would be much better coming off at a junction and head for a town to eat/drink/stay 

 

Yes, that is why from time to time I stay in the Ibis at Beaconsfield. I come off the A40 at J2,  and join the A355 south, turn left and there I am...



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 01:04 PM

For me the amazing thing is that people would want to stop off at a service station for a pint (or whatever). From what is constantly in the press, pubs are supposedly dying out at a rate of knots so I can't believe the profits would be enormous from a place in which 60-70% of the people passing by can't drink there because they're driving.


I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 01:11 PM

 would be much better coming off at a junction and head for a town to eat/drink/stay 

 

Yes, that is why from time to time I stay in the Ibis at Beaconsfield. I come off the A40 at J2,  and join the A355 south, turn left and there I am...

There used to be a guidebook called 'Just off the Motorway' which recommended places to eat/drink close to M roads (and the A1). I don't know if it's still going, but it was quite a useful source of information.


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