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Pubs with self service beer taps.

Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by hoppyintheuk, 20 Jul 2013.

  1. hoppyintheuk

    Gangster

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    Hi all,

    Apart from the The ARC in Headingley, Leeds. Does anyone know of any other self service pubs in the Yorkshire area?
     
  2. Bengaboy

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    I would also be interested - they have a chain in Europe called "The Pub", which I loved.

    It is probably the most amazing place in existence. Especially in Prague where they sell Pilsner Urquell through the taps. Definitely one of my favourite beers throughout Europe.

    Would love to go somewhere similar in the UK! Hopefully not Fosters / Carling on tap though. :(
     
  3. Ekim

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    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: London

    I know you were specifically asking for the Yorkshire area, but for anyone else interested in the London Area:

    http://thethirstybear.com/
    Taps on each table, and also iPads so that you can order other food/drinks from the table

    http://thelazyfox.rpgpubs.com/
    They have a wall of beer from which you can choose which to pour.
     
  4. Relentless81

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    If you're ever in Manchester there is one called Taps just outside AMC Cinema off Deansgate
     
  5. httk

    Hitman

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    Can I ask how this works? I've never been to one of these.
     
  6. Skillmister

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    Location: Wales

    I never actually went to Arc but i'd imagine it's like petrol :D
     
  7. The Funktopus

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    Location: On a boat.

    The Bierkeller in Liverpool does this, however, you book and pay for the keg in advance, and when you arrive you have your own booth surrounding a table with it's own pump and a shelf full of glasses, You just help yourself, which is pretty good if you have a big group going.

    Or if you have a problem.
     
  8. PapaLazaru

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    The Beer Factory in Prague goes one step further. Not only do you get a pump at your table, serving very good Pilsner Urquell, it broadcasts on a wall how many litres each table has drunk. Gets messy every time. :D
     
  9. Ciphon

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    +1 for Thirsty Bear.... Went as part of a mates stag weekend in London. Awesome being able to serve yourself, great atmosphere, and incredible burgers!
     
  10. Regy53

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    Wow I would love to pour my own beers in a pub
     
  11. MofoKilla

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    how does this work regarding payment ?

    is there a metre on the tap and you get bill at the end ?
     
  12. PapaLazaru

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    Pretty much. They reset the tap, which monitors the flow when you sit down and you pay by the litre / pint when you leave.
     
  13. Regy53

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    Sounds dangerous lol.
     
  14. Martynt74

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    It can be but I've always found I drink slightly less as you're not always rushing to finish the last bit of pint to get a round in etc.

    It's especially good for dinner times where you finish your pint but can't quite justify another pint so you just top up a little extra :)
     
  15. bledd

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    NEED THIS
     
  16. Squid

    Hitman

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    Is it legal to pay per ml in the UK?
    was under the impressions certain % alcohol had to be under some amount or had higher tax?
     
  17. Squid

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    was getting confused with this
    High Strength Beer Duty is charged on beer that exceeds 7.5% ABV and this is in addition to the General Beer Duty. This additional charge is set at £5.09. For example, if you release a batch of 5 hectolitres of beer of a strength 8.0% ABV, your Beer Duty liability is £968.40:

    General Beer Duty - £19.12 × 5 × 8 = £764.80

    High Strength Beer Duty - £5.09 × 5 × 8 = £203.60
     
  18. 4737Joker

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    never seen this before, might venture to leeds to check it out :)
     
  19. Potty27

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    Never heard of one, sounds a great / possibly funny idea though!
     
  20. dancharlton9

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    Just checked the website for the Arc and you pay £10/head for your glass.