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    I've phoned a lot of pubs lately (half a dozen ish) and am starting to get the same story.

    Either a flat no, or they are charging to stay in the car park, irrespective of you having booked a meal.

    And the reason is always the same - people taking the p!ss.

    So thanks to the free loading lot for ruining something we quite enjoy.

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    Ten quid or so to stay overnight with a voucher for 10 quid off meals/drinks would seem a sensible solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunr68 View Post
    Ten quid or so to stay overnight with a voucher for 10 quid off meals/drinks would seem a sensible solution.
    I've always said this What happens though is that people don't make themselves known, maybe pop in for a lemonade, then scurry off to the van and shut all the blinds eating and drinking their own stuff.

    I've found somewhere for us to go now, and it's NOT going on the POI's. Selfish? Maybe, but of the pubs I look at now with the bigger truck I'm already getting a 50/50 chance of even getting in...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ******** View Post
    Finish your drink and leave ASAP was the reformulated plan. Did that make us 'free-loaders'?
    Of course not - you didn't stay the night.

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    I seem to remember reading someone on here some boasting how they maybe pop in for a half! I don' think it goes un-noticed. There always will be a few spoiling it for the many and that wont change. We would always have a meal and drinks as a thank you. And earplugs if we turned in early, though that is unlikely
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    To be honest the pub stops we occasionally use.... It would be cheaper to stop on a site (decent meal for the pair of us and drinks etc)....
    Do I begrudge it.... NOT for a second

    I love food and I love ale...
    And I love being able to go in the pub have something to eat and drink usually after a nice walk with the hounds.

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    Funnily enough, the ONLY time I go to a pub is if I am overnighting in the car park.

    And like mistericeman, I have no doubt it would be cheaper to have stayed at a site compared to the cost of a nice meal and a couple of pints.

    But they are getting my custom which would otherwise not be the case for sure; and I am getting fed and watered and a place to park which otherwise would be empty tarmac.
    Far as I see, it is a win-win.
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    Agree that pub stops can be brilliant, food, drink and the crack.
    But don't win the quiz or pull the bandit jackpot...
    They turn nasty..!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeoblade View Post
    I seem to remember reading someone on here some boasting how they maybe pop in for a half! I don' think it goes un-noticed. There always will be a few spoiling it for the many and that wont change. We would always have a meal and drinks as a thank you. And earplugs if we turned in early, though that is unlikely
    It was the same a while back when MCN encouraged people to write in with their favourite riding routes - soon you couldn't get moved on what were once idyllic open roads. Best to keep schtum and only share with friends.
    Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now
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    Pub Stops

    I agree with the sentiment it is only "proper" to buy food etc.

    Thus for 2 peeps 20 the very minimum probably 40+ which we would spend.

    But we prefer our own food so no advantage for us unless a special occasion !
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