In general, I thought that people and pubs got it right last summer, despite the rules tightening in the Autumn and lumbering us with table service.
But key workers from Preston to Rye have commented on the inability of folk to follow instructions. Or be nice.
Just remember, those young staff (Young = under 50) running back and forward for you haven’t had their first jab yet and many of them are as reticent about a return to work as you are about heading back to nightclubs and trams.
DON’T ask for tasters. Or complain when you can’t pay with Scottish notes. Or expect to lick the handpumps.
As so often, those Proper Punks from Ellon get it spot-on;
Jeff Bell gets it too;
“We’d all like to be able to walk up to a bar again, and stand around with a pint, but can’t right now. If getting table service is so upsetting to you, and totally ruins the experience of going to a pub for a pint, then that’s very sad. You can’t have travelled much, because being served at your table in bars of all kinds is much more common than counter service across Europe as a whole.“
but the sooner we can bin table service and get (safely) back to licking handpumps again, the better.
So, get out to your pub tomorrow. Take a coat. Say “thanks” to the staff. Enjoy life.
BUT….I will NOT be accountable for my actions if I can’t get my pint of Doom Bar at 9am.