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    Not sure if the OP pub phone around was from Bristops listed places or not, doesn't say so, so different obligations.
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    I've never used a pub stop as has been said more expensive than many sites but I do use French Passion sites quite often always making a purchase as whats on offer I'd use anyway. But a lot of people do the same at these sites stay the night then do a runner without making a purchase which will eventually ruin it for everyone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooie1958 View Post
    The fact that i choose not to use the pub seems to make me a freeloading scrounger and they are more than will to point that out however ........
    I'm reading this as you sleep in a pub car park, but don't use the pub - forgive me if that's not correct, but if it is I've said my piece about how people doing this are ruining it for everyone else and I can't blame the landlords.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wooie1958
    You never hear me calling all the members who use the pubs every night alcoholic pissheads so why do they call me for not wishing to use them.
    If someone chooses to stop at a pub for a meal and a few beers it makes them neither an alcoholic or a pisshead. And it's also irrelevant to this discussion as they are contributing to the business that has been kind enough to provide them with a parking space for the night.


    Quote Originally Posted by yeoblade View Post
    Not sure if the OP pub phone around was from Bristops listed places or not, doesn't say so, so different obligations.
    I don't have a britstop book, so no idea if the ones I have been speaking to are in there. One was on the POI's here, and the others I've just been looking on google maps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witzend View Post
    I've never used a pub stop as has been said more expensive than many sites
    The thing to remember is for us, eating out at a pub is something we would do anyway. Not having to work out how to get there and home is the draw to parking in the carpark, as well as being near whatever we might be doing the day after.
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    I would not dream of using a pub car park for overnighting unless I was intending to eat there. We stop at pubs quite frequently but am sorry to say that as our attitude is not universally shared then I am reluctant to post them. Landlords allow you to overnight because they hope for your custom. It won't take many to not play the game before they say no motorhomes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin P View Post
    I would not dream of using a pub car park for overnighting unless I was intending to eat there. We stop at pubs quite frequently but am sorry to say that as our attitude is not universally shared then I am reluctant to post them. Landlords allow you to overnight because they hope for your custom. It won't take many to not play the game before they say no motorhomes.
    Spot on mate..... And frankly why the hell should they?

    As i said earlier, stopping in a, pub carpark for the two of us, isn't the cheapest stop by far...

    BUT Being able to eat/drink somewhere we want to AND not have to pfaff with taxis etc is VERY VERY worth while...
    And frankly shouldn't be abused IMHO.

    Though as usual there are a small element that wishes to freeload and attempt to get owt for nowt.
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    We have heard a few tales of MHs using the Britstop book and then not buying anything as the book says you don't have to. One landlord we spoke to was so pissed off with one woman who quoted him chapter and verse about not having to purchase ANYTHING he told her to leave.

    Trouble is the few spoiling it for the many. We always check TripAdvisor first to see what they are like. We have had deep fried lamb chops in burnt oil at one place.
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    IMO, when you park up at a pub or any other business-owned parking space, you occupy parking intended for that business's customers. If you're not a customer, you have no right to park there unless that business has given permission (e.g. via a scheme that we're not permitted to cite or explicitly).

    If it were about cost, we'd always wild camp or use a CL rather than a pub stop because a meal for two and a couple of jars apiece costs a lot more than most CL pitch fees (and you can pump and dump at a CL). Having a meal or at least a few jars is a treat -- part of the holiday for us -- and we would not be in a lawful position to have a couple of drinks unless the pub allowed us to overnight. We always phone ahead (as much to book a table as to check we're OK to overnight) and let the staff know when we've arrived.

    FWIW, I can understand why a pub with limited parking might turn away motorhomes, but not those with massive car parks. That said, enforcing a 'customers only' policy makes sense no matter what size the car park!
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    There seems to be a growing number of motorhomers of all nationalities who believe that owning one entitles you to everything free, even when every one else has to pay

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