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2 hours ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

£10 for a burger at Wembley a few years back almost gave me a heart attack..... 

... and then eating it did. 😜

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Went to a nice place on the river in Richmond on Saturday with the wife... wedding anniversary... a couple of cocktails, 7 course tasting menu and I took the matching wine suggestion witj each course (the Mrs was on sparkling water).  The bill was eye watering. 

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15 hours ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

£10 for a burger at Wembley a few years back almost gave me a heart attack..... 

I know, our kid offered to get me an ice cream, it was 4 quid without a 99 in it. I'd just come off an overtime shift and chucked a bit of a wobbler about being ripped off......... 

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4 hours ago, Dunbar said:

Went to a nice place on the river in Richmond on Saturday with the wife... wedding anniversary... a couple of cocktails, 7 course tasting menu and I took the matching wine suggestion witj each course (the Mrs was on sparkling water).  The bill was eye watering. 

that's probably why they suggest a glass of vino with each plate, as well as complimenting the meal it mellows you out for when the bill arrives :-) 

 

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20 minutes ago, voteronniegibbs said:

that's probably why they suggest a glass of vino with each plate, as well as complimenting the meal it mellows you out for when the bill arrives 🙂

Deary me, the price of Château le Chasselet these days...

"Men will be proud to say 'I am a European'. We hope to see a day when men of every country will think as much of being a European as of being from their native land." (Winston Churchill)

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8 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Deary me, the price of Château le Chasselet these days...

I asked for an after dinner Panatella last week, it's a popular smoke but the maitre'd said they were 3 quid a piece. I think some folk try to take advantage of a chaps good nature

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When I went to the GB v New Zealand international at Loftus Road in 2005 and stopped in a pub near Goldhawk Road for a couple of pre-match pints.

It being West London it was what would now be called a Hipster pub with some 'interesting' beers on tap, being an urban metrosexual socialite at the time I took the £6 a pint (in 2005) in my stride, there was a steady stream of gruff horny handed working class northern types expressing surprise at the prices and consternation at the lack of crisp flavours they recognised. 

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14 hours ago, Dunbar said:

Went to a nice place on the river in Richmond on Saturday with the wife... wedding anniversary... a couple of cocktails, 7 course tasting menu and I took the matching wine suggestion witj each course (the Mrs was on sparkling water).  The bill was eye watering. 

My son lives in London (Woolwich). Most times we go down my Mrs insist we treat him and his wife to a meal. She’s Malaysian and so egg and chips etc isn’t really an option. As a result I have to pretend to not be a tight b’stard when the bill arrives at some flash restaurant. I react like Jim Royle in my head though.

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36 minutes ago, Mumby Magic said:

With the Euro I actually think Ireland is one of the most expensive. Over 10 years, I was in a tiny village about 5 miles from Killarney be and it was over 6 euros a pint. God knows what it'll be today.

I know it's the capital city but Dublin is eye wateringly expensive. 

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2 hours ago, Mumby Magic said:

With the Euro I actually think Ireland is one of the most expensive. Over 10 years, I was in a tiny village about 5 miles from Killarney be and it was over 6 euros a pint. God knows what it'll be today.

I imagine one of the reasons for things being so expensive in Ireland is the fact its such a small country, on an island, that doesn't produce a lot of things itself and so has to heavily rely on imported goods, the import taxes and cost of shipping on top of these things of course contributing to the price.

I remember going to Luxembourg a few years back and a prepacked ham sandwich in a supermarket being €6, the kind of thing you get in a supermarket here for about £2. I figured then that the reasons I've mentioned about must have been the cause. I have friends in Finland and its the same there. 

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8 hours ago, Shadow said:

When I went to the GB v New Zealand international at Loftus Road in 2005 and stopped in a pub near Goldhawk Road for a couple of pre-match pints.

It being West London it was what would now be called a Hipster pub with some 'interesting' beers on tap, being an urban metrosexual socialite at the time I took the £6 a pint (in 2005) in my stride, there was a steady stream of gruff horny handed working class northern types expressing surprise at the prices and consternation at the lack of crisp flavours they recognised. 

Was this The Eagle? Nice boozer.

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12 minutes ago, Dunbar said:

Was this The Eagle? Nice boozer.

I think, based on a Google maps recce, it was the Crown and Sceptre, but it was sixteen years ago and I only went there once.

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26 minutes ago, voteronniegibbs said:

I was in that London at the weekend. It cost a quid at the public loo to have a wee. 

Local knowledge helps when spending (or not) a penny. Until they waived their fee, Kings Cross station made a fair amount of money from their toilet turnstiles, despite St Pancras (just across the road) not charging at all.

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On 09/06/2021 at 07:25, GUBRATS said:

Robbing cockneys 

Except Cockneys are East London, Loftus Road, QPR, are West London.

Where were you last Thursday?

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the air pump to blow my tyres up  has gone up from 20p to a pound at our local garage- bloody inflation! 

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did the bloke who invented the phrase "one hit wonder" invent anything else?

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2 hours ago, graveyard johnny said:

the air pump to blow my tyres up  has gone up from 20p to a pound at our local garage- bloody inflation! 

Very good ... 

Our local garage has done the same, air pump from free to £1, and you can only pay by card, none of your £1 coins here. 

Jam Eater  1.(noun. jam eeter) A Resident of Whitehaven or Workington. Offensive.  It is now a term of abuse that both towns of West Cumbria use for each other especially at Workington/Whitehaven rugby league derby matches.

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