From Oxford Mail.
Interesting news item – a pub with a pay&display parking lot. I don’t see a problem, unless there are a whole lot of patrons who aren’t spending £5 per visit to get their £2 parking fee refunded. Or is the beer that bad? Don’t think I’ve ever had any of Greene King’s product.
From Prague Post.
I understand that over-the-top public drinking can be an unpleasant thing, but this sounds as though casual outdoor tippling will be verboten (zakázáno) as well. That’s no fun. And I wonder what impact it will have on the Christmas markets in the Old Town. There’s booze in some of those booths and I assume it’ll be hard to police the whole market chasing after folks who are shopping with a cup of honey wine in their hand. Check (ha!) your city map and byo brown paper bag???
I can sympathise with the Oxford pub owner. If his customers can’t find spaces they may go elsewhere. And five pound will only be two drinks.
Interesting point about the Prague Christmas markets. It wouldn’t be the same without the delicious Glühwein (I had to look that up because it’s been a few years since I went and I couldn’t remember what it was called ;-))
I would hope that there would be “special rules” for the Xmas markets. Otherwise it would be no fun for visitors and a nightmare for the police. Sausages, fatty ham and those squiggly trdelnik pastries are all great, but alcohol definitely needs to be at the party!
I couldn’t agree more. Having a trdelnik in one hand and gluhwein in the other was the highlight of my trip! 🙂