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New beefeater

by WoodleyRoyal » 12 Feb 2019 21:20

Anyone been for pre match drinks? Any reviews? I mean it’s a beefeater so I’m not expecting much.

Does it have a bar separate to the restaurant?

Do they show sky/bt sport?

Is it rammed on a match day or not too bad? Bar queuing times?

Thanks

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Re: New beefeater

by Mid Sussex Royal » 12 Feb 2019 21:58

WoodleyRoyal wrote:Anyone been for pre match drinks? Any reviews? I mean it’s a beefeater so I’m not expecting much.

Does it have a bar separate to the restaurant?

Do they show sky/bt sport?

Is it rammed on a match day or not too bad? Bar queuing times?

Thanks


Stayed at the Premier Inn above it a few weeks back as had an early start in town; the bar area is tiny... also had door staff (on a Sunday eve) so I'd imagine they are not open to football fans on match day.

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Re: New beefeater

by Jagermesiter1871 » 12 Feb 2019 23:50

Not having a pub near the ground is such a huge missed opportunity. You could make a killing - why has no one done it?

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Re: New beefeater

by Elm Park Kid » 13 Feb 2019 00:56

Jagermesiter1871 wrote:Not having a pub near the ground is such a huge missed opportunity. You could make a killing - why has no one done it?


Because a pub needs trade more than 23 afternoons/evenings a year . . . .

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Re: New beefeater

by Old Man Andrews » 13 Feb 2019 09:23

WoodleyRoyal wrote:Anyone been for pre match drinks? Any reviews? I mean it’s a beefeater so I’m not expecting much.

Does it have a bar separate to the restaurant?

Do they show sky/bt sport?

Is it rammed on a match day or not too bad? Bar queuing times?

Thanks


They don't let football fans in.


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Re: New beefeater

by Hendo » 13 Feb 2019 11:04

Elm Park Kid wrote:
Jagermesiter1871 wrote:Not having a pub near the ground is such a huge missed opportunity. You could make a killing - why has no one done it?


Because a pub needs trade more than 23 afternoons/evenings a year . . . .


^this, always this.

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Re: New beefeater

by Jagermesiter1871 » 13 Feb 2019 12:44

Hendo wrote:
Elm Park Kid wrote:
Jagermesiter1871 wrote:Not having a pub near the ground is such a huge missed opportunity. You could make a killing - why has no one done it?


Because a pub needs trade more than 23 afternoons/evenings a year . . . .


^this, always this.


Coupled with rugby games it's most weekends. If its not profitable to open during the week then don't and only open at weekends when games are on. Position it near Kennet island or the new hp development and you'll have a background level of trade.
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Re: New beefeater

by Hound » 13 Feb 2019 12:46

is there a pub on that Kennett Island place? Thought that wouldn't be a bad place in that its close to the ground and would get the locals during the week

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Re: New beefeater

by Hendo » 13 Feb 2019 12:55

Jagermesiter1871 wrote:
Hendo wrote:
Elm Park Kid wrote:
Because a pub needs trade more than 23 afternoons/evenings a year . . . .


^this, always this.


Coupled with rugby games it's most weekends. If its not profitable to open during the week then don't and only open at weekends when games are on. Position it near Kennet island or the new hp development and you'll have a background level of trade.


Oh, I am sure the owners of the property would be happy to pay for the land/building when it isn't open and isn't making any money.

Don't forget the rugby is moving away soon.

Kennet Island wouldn't be a bad shout, but it is still a bit of a walk and wouldn't encourage those coming from the motorway.


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Re: New beefeater

by Maneki Neko » 13 Feb 2019 13:40

Jagermesiter1871 wrote:Not having a pub near the ground is such a huge missed opportunity. You could make a killing - why has no one done it?


because youd only make a killing for a couple of hours once every two weeks and only during the football season

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Re: New beefeater

by Whore Jackie » 13 Feb 2019 13:47

Hound wrote:is there a pub on that Kennett Island place? Thought that wouldn't be a bad place in that its close to the ground and would get the locals during the week


There was one on there once, but apparently it was pretty awful. Now called Fidget and Bob, all-day café/bar type place. More café than bar I think.

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Re: New beefeater

by Coppells Lost Coat » 13 Feb 2019 14:15

Hendo wrote:
Jagermesiter1871 wrote:
Hendo wrote:
^this, always this.


Coupled with rugby games it's most weekends. If its not profitable to open during the week then don't and only open at weekends when games are on. Position it near Kennet island or the new hp development and you'll have a background level of trade.


Oh, I am sure the owners of the property would be happy to pay for the land/building when it isn't open and isn't making any money.

Don't forget the rugby is moving away soon.

Kennet Island wouldn't be a bad shout, but it is still a bit of a walk and wouldn't encourage those coming from the motorway.


Hang on, its already there though. So it has to be made profitable. If its busy with out football traffic then fair enough. But it would make a killing on the 23 afternoons

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Re: New beefeater

by parky » 13 Feb 2019 14:23

I always think that Swansea have got the set up right with some chain pubs/restaurants built on the fringes of the car park that then are profitable during the week and then make a hefty sum on matchdays.


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Re: New beefeater

by St Pauli » 15 Feb 2019 15:57

There's a pub right next to the football ground at St James' Park, Exeter, right in the middle of the student area, and within walking distance of what must be thousands of households. It was my local when I studied there.

Still manages to struggle.

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Re: New beefeater

by royalp-we » 16 Feb 2019 10:11

If the right kind of pub / restaurant was built it would surely also make a killing during the week with the businesses in the area :lol: places like the holiday inn are busy at lunch in the week for this reason.

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Re: New beefeater

by lolwut » 16 Feb 2019 10:24

St Pauli wrote:There's a pub right next to the football ground at St James' Park, Exeter, right in the middle of the student area, and within walking distance of what must be thousands of households. It was my local when I studied there.

Still manages to struggle.


St anne’s Well? Its only redeeming factor is the 50p pool table. Terrible boozer.

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Re: New beefeater

by One87One » 16 Feb 2019 11:17

Pups aren’t close enough to the stadium, granted. But there are pubs within 10 minutes walk and 20 minutes walk.

Holiday Inn (Callaghan’s?) - 10 mins walk

World Turned Upside Down - 20 mins

Trooper Potts - 23 mins walk

Also the set up outside the East Stand is superb and gets rave reviews from away fans for being able to buy a few pints outside the ground and watch matches on the big screen, as well some music.

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Re: New beefeater

by St Pauli » 16 Feb 2019 12:07

lolwut wrote:
St Pauli wrote:There's a pub right next to the football ground at St James' Park, Exeter, right in the middle of the student area, and within walking distance of what must be thousands of households. It was my local when I studied there.

Still manages to struggle.


St anne’s Well? Its only redeeming factor is the 50p pool table. Terrible boozer.


It was the Brook Green in my day, and has had various incarnations since. Terrible or not, I think the pub co are screwing the landlords.

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Re: New beefeater

by Snowflake Royal » 16 Feb 2019 14:53

Jagermesiter1871 wrote:
Hendo wrote:
Elm Park Kid wrote:
Because a pub needs trade more than 23 afternoons/evenings a year . . . .


^this, always this.


Coupled with rugby games it's most weekends. If its not profitable to open during the week then don't and only open at weekends when games are on. Position it near Kennet island or the new hp development and you'll have a background level of trade.

You can't run a bar for 3 or 4 hours of busy trade a week. Your ordering power for suppliers is small, your drinks options are more limited for stuff that has lower shelf life because it won't last from one weekend to the next.

You've still got all the tax and building overheads even if you only open weekends.

But if you think it's a great prospect give it a shot.

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