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Dave Spence

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When I was a pub regular (70's and 80's) you went in bought your first pint and that was your glass for the rest of the night, you would just get it re-filled every time you went to the bar. Last time I went in a pub was a few months ago and I noticed that they changed your glass every time they served you. When did they start doing this and why?
 

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Watcha Dave, I think pubs are so desperate to hang on to or encourage people back we now have USA `have a nice day` culture
in them. Can`t see the point having a clean glass every time.
 

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I'm sure that @The Landlord can answer your question Dave but I would hazard a guess it's to do with required hygiene standards. ;)
 

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Me and the missis went to `the curious brewery` in Ashford for a couple of pints and a fish and chips nosh on Wednesday but
it has closed same with our local pub, will miss Shep`s bitter and fish and chips.

Have to admit I am one of those who have only just woken up to the gravity of the situation.

I am hoping to fish my local lakes Wednesday, will use gloves to open and shut the gate and fishing will be away from other
individuals but I can see everything coming to a halt. Can see the point of closing pubs but still have to mingle to buy food.
 

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No idea when, but as Peter said, hygiene , as they dip the spout in the beer when pouring so may get contaminated.
 

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Me and the missis went to `the curious brewery` in Ashford for a couple of pints and a fish and chips nosh on Wednesday but
it has closed same with our local pub, will miss Shep`s bitter and fish and chips.

Have to admit I am one of those who have only just woken up to the gravity of the situation.

I am hoping to fish my local lakes Wednesday, will use gloves to open and shut the gate and fishing will be away from other
individuals but I can see everything coming to a halt. Can see the point of closing pubs but still have to mingle to buy food.
That's one of the things that make me smile Pompous,there are shots of people queing to get into Tescos,all of them two metres apart,the minute they get in the store they will be shoulder to shoulder.
 

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"When did they start doing this and why?"

1988. In response to Aids. But it was seriously unpopular, and was way too much hassle to implement. (arguements from customers and running out of glasses)

Ian
 

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What about when you ask for a pint of x beer and your told, sorry we only have a glass with y beer on it.
 

Dave Spence

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"When did they start doing this and why?"

1988. In response to Aids. But it was seriously unpopular, and was way too much hassle to implement. (arguements from customers and running out of glasses)

Ian
I'm gobsmacked mate, I thought it was a fairly recent thing.
 

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When I was a pub regular (70's and 80's) you went in bought your first pint and that was your glass for the rest of the night, you would just get it re-filled every time you went to the bar. Last time I went in a pub was a few months ago and I noticed that they changed your glass every time they served you. When did they start doing this and why?
Would think its hygienic but years ago I used to see people take their own beer mug or leave it there .
 

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We all had our own mug/tankard hung up above the bar in our old local, which would be on the bar full as you walked in if Bert saw us crossing the road.
 

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Standard practice here to have a fresh glass every time: hygiene reasons; simple; and if you can't understand that, .....well you've had too much to drink!
 

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I'm sure that @The Landlord can answer your question Dave but I would hazard a guess it's to do with required hygiene standards. ;)
It most certainly is to do with Hygiene. Still get requests from customers saying "it's ok use that one". Unfortunately it's a big no no. Especially with cask ales when the spout goes inside the glass down to the bottom. You're spreading bacteria from the used glass. Even pouring lagers, you're not supposed to let the nozzle touch the glass.
 
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