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ONE of Swindon’s best known pubs shows off its new interior to the public tomorrow.

Refurbishment of The Beehive, in Prospect Hill, began on August 11.

Visitors are promised a brighter, airier place – but one that does not compromise the qualities that have won a loyal following over the years.

It will also continue as an important local music venue, booking new talent and established favourites.

Landlord of 22 years Andy Marcer, 55, said: “I’ve been drinking in this pub since 1976, and I’ve always liked the atmosphere of the place.

“One thing I’ve tried to be careful about is not changing that atmosphere but brightening it up and making it a bit newer.

“It’s been 30 years since it was last done.”

The changes to the interior include new bar surrounds and more comfortable furnishings, as well as a general sprucing-up.

Andy readily admits that the closure of the old Swindon College at the bottom of the hill was not good news for the pub, which was popular among staff and adult students.

However, he is optimistic about the opening of the Regent Circus development in its place. He aims to attract cinemagoers. “We’re 50 yards up the hill,” he said, “we’ve got a range of ales and it’s a great place to meet before and after the picture.”

The range of ales has expanded. The Beehive still stocks its Greene King brews, but Andy revealed he was also making space for three guest ales, with an emphasis on giving local breweries a chance to show off their wares.

There is also a wine list, although the landlord was at pains to stress that his pub was not becoming a wine bar.

The Beehive, known to many regulars simply as The Hive, is a centre for art as well as music, displaying new works by local talent.

More than a quarter of a century ago it won Swindon international publicity when the then landlord, Noel Reilly, employed an exiled Czech intellectual as possibly Britain’s only official in-house pub philosopher.

The Beehive’s website is www.bee-hive.co.uk.

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9:35am Thu 28 Aug 14

Hearditallbefore says...

You need a second mortgage to drink in there.
You need a second mortgage to drink in there. Hearditallbefore
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9:44am Thu 28 Aug 14

Summerof69 says...

Hearditallbefore wrote:
You need a second mortgage to drink in there.
Why not try it before commenting. With the new pricing of ales I think it is now pretty much on a par with all other old town pubs
[quote][p][bold]Hearditallbefore[/bold] wrote: You need a second mortgage to drink in there.[/p][/quote]Why not try it before commenting. With the new pricing of ales I think it is now pretty much on a par with all other old town pubs Summerof69
  • Score: 1

9:45am Thu 28 Aug 14

Wideangle852 says...

. . what an expensive hole . . same old clientèle in there so will take more than a lick of paint to get me to go there . . I'd rather drink **** off a nettle . .
. . what an expensive hole . . same old clientèle in there so will take more than a lick of paint to get me to go there . . I'd rather drink **** off a nettle . . Wideangle852
  • Score: -5

10:42am Thu 28 Aug 14

Hearditallbefore says...

Ok whats the new pricing of ales?
Ok whats the new pricing of ales? Hearditallbefore
  • Score: 0

12:43pm Thu 28 Aug 14

EastleazeRed says...

Summerof69 wrote:
Hearditallbefore wrote:
You need a second mortgage to drink in there.
Why not try it before commenting. With the new pricing of ales I think it is now pretty much on a par with all other old town pubs
Its the only pub I knowin swindon where you pay over £4.00 for a pint of premium strength larger . And Andys been charging that for the last 3 years !
[quote][p][bold]Summerof69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hearditallbefore[/bold] wrote: You need a second mortgage to drink in there.[/p][/quote]Why not try it before commenting. With the new pricing of ales I think it is now pretty much on a par with all other old town pubs[/p][/quote]Its the only pub I knowin swindon where you pay over £4.00 for a pint of premium strength larger . And Andys been charging that for the last 3 years ! EastleazeRed
  • Score: 1

12:56pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Hearditallbefore says...

Well over as well.
Well over as well. Hearditallbefore
  • Score: 0

1:51pm Thu 28 Aug 14

house on the hill says...

EastleazeRed wrote:
Summerof69 wrote:
Hearditallbefore wrote:
You need a second mortgage to drink in there.
Why not try it before commenting. With the new pricing of ales I think it is now pretty much on a par with all other old town pubs
Its the only pub I knowin swindon where you pay over £4.00 for a pint of premium strength larger . And Andys been charging that for the last 3 years !
So why do people still go there if it so overpriced then? But then I cant understand people spending nearly 9 quid on a packet of fags!
[quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Summerof69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hearditallbefore[/bold] wrote: You need a second mortgage to drink in there.[/p][/quote]Why not try it before commenting. With the new pricing of ales I think it is now pretty much on a par with all other old town pubs[/p][/quote]Its the only pub I knowin swindon where you pay over £4.00 for a pint of premium strength larger . And Andys been charging that for the last 3 years ![/p][/quote]So why do people still go there if it so overpriced then? But then I cant understand people spending nearly 9 quid on a packet of fags! house on the hill
  • Score: 6

2:34pm Thu 28 Aug 14

EastleazeRed says...

house on the hill wrote:
EastleazeRed wrote:
Summerof69 wrote:
Hearditallbefore wrote:
You need a second mortgage to drink in there.
Why not try it before commenting. With the new pricing of ales I think it is now pretty much on a par with all other old town pubs
Its the only pub I knowin swindon where you pay over £4.00 for a pint of premium strength larger . And Andys been charging that for the last 3 years !
So why do people still go there if it so overpriced then? But then I cant understand people spending nearly 9 quid on a packet of fags!
Haven't been in the place since !
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EastleazeRed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Summerof69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hearditallbefore[/bold] wrote: You need a second mortgage to drink in there.[/p][/quote]Why not try it before commenting. With the new pricing of ales I think it is now pretty much on a par with all other old town pubs[/p][/quote]Its the only pub I knowin swindon where you pay over £4.00 for a pint of premium strength larger . And Andys been charging that for the last 3 years ![/p][/quote]So why do people still go there if it so overpriced then? But then I cant understand people spending nearly 9 quid on a packet of fags![/p][/quote]Haven't been in the place since ! EastleazeRed
  • Score: 0

3:05pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

Over £4 for a Guinness and has been for a loooong time.
Local friendly pub with local people just a shame the prices are closer to London prices.
A long time ago it was my nearest pub and I always walked up the hill (to another pub) for drinks....Nice enough looking pub but to me I always felt by ordering a pint I was interrupting staff and locals important conversation.
Over £4 for a Guinness and has been for a loooong time. Local friendly pub with local people just a shame the prices are closer to London prices. A long time ago it was my nearest pub and I always walked up the hill (to another pub) for drinks....Nice enough looking pub but to me I always felt by ordering a pint I was interrupting staff and locals important conversation. Badgersgetabadname
  • Score: 2

4:33pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Summerof69 says...

Hearditallbefore wrote:
Ok whats the new pricing of ales?
Ale prices have been reduced by an average of 20p per pint. These are now on a par with other real ales places in Old Town (ie. The Hop).
[quote][p][bold]Hearditallbefore[/bold] wrote: Ok whats the new pricing of ales?[/p][/quote]Ale prices have been reduced by an average of 20p per pint. These are now on a par with other real ales places in Old Town (ie. The Hop). Summerof69
  • Score: -1

4:38pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

Summerof69 wrote:
Hearditallbefore wrote:
Ok whats the new pricing of ales?
Ale prices have been reduced by an average of 20p per pint. These are now on a par with other real ales places in Old Town (ie. The Hop).
Has the price of Guinness changed?
[quote][p][bold]Summerof69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hearditallbefore[/bold] wrote: Ok whats the new pricing of ales?[/p][/quote]Ale prices have been reduced by an average of 20p per pint. These are now on a par with other real ales places in Old Town (ie. The Hop).[/p][/quote]Has the price of Guinness changed? Badgersgetabadname
  • Score: 1

8:46pm Thu 28 Aug 14

RoyCircles says...

Badgersgetabadname wrote:
Over £4 for a Guinness and has been for a loooong time.
Local friendly pub with local people just a shame the prices are closer to London prices.
A long time ago it was my nearest pub and I always walked up the hill (to another pub) for drinks....Nice enough looking pub but to me I always felt by ordering a pint I was interrupting staff and locals important conversation.
It can be a tad pretentious
[quote][p][bold]Badgersgetabadname[/bold] wrote: Over £4 for a Guinness and has been for a loooong time. Local friendly pub with local people just a shame the prices are closer to London prices. A long time ago it was my nearest pub and I always walked up the hill (to another pub) for drinks....Nice enough looking pub but to me I always felt by ordering a pint I was interrupting staff and locals important conversation.[/p][/quote]It can be a tad pretentious RoyCircles
  • Score: 1

8:51pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Phantom Poster says...

Badgersgetabadname wrote:
Summerof69 wrote:
Hearditallbefore wrote:
Ok whats the new pricing of ales?
Ale prices have been reduced by an average of 20p per pint. These are now on a par with other real ales places in Old Town (ie. The Hop).
Has the price of Guinness changed?
The last time I was in there was probably around 3 years ago because a work Christmas ****-up had decided to start there. When I bought a round I was absolutely appalled by the prices (especially Guinness!). I was absolutely amazed that a back-street pub could demand such prices. I've never been there since.

So now that the landlord has spent lots of money on a re-fit we're supposed to be gullible enough to think the prices will have gone down?

Or maybe he was ripping everyone off over the years just to pay for the re-fit :-)
[quote][p][bold]Badgersgetabadname[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Summerof69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hearditallbefore[/bold] wrote: Ok whats the new pricing of ales?[/p][/quote]Ale prices have been reduced by an average of 20p per pint. These are now on a par with other real ales places in Old Town (ie. The Hop).[/p][/quote]Has the price of Guinness changed?[/p][/quote]The last time I was in there was probably around 3 years ago because a work Christmas ****-up had decided to start there. When I bought a round I was absolutely appalled by the prices (especially Guinness!). I was absolutely amazed that a back-street pub could demand such prices. I've never been there since. So now that the landlord has spent lots of money on a re-fit we're supposed to be gullible enough to think the prices will have gone down? Or maybe he was ripping everyone off over the years just to pay for the re-fit :-) Phantom Poster
  • Score: 7

8:54pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Phantom Poster says...

I should add that I've been to Arkell's pubs, so I know what high prices are like - but they are nothing compared to the Beehive.
I should add that I've been to Arkell's pubs, so I know what high prices are like - but they are nothing compared to the Beehive. Phantom Poster
  • Score: 2

8:58pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Phantom Poster says...

Phantom Poster wrote:
I should add that I've been to Arkell's pubs, so I know what high prices are like - but they are nothing compared to the Beehive.
I really miss they days when BobFM would do a brown-nose post in order to defend Arkells :-)
[quote][p][bold]Phantom Poster[/bold] wrote: I should add that I've been to Arkell's pubs, so I know what high prices are like - but they are nothing compared to the Beehive.[/p][/quote]I really miss they days when BobFM would do a brown-nose post in order to defend Arkells :-) Phantom Poster
  • Score: 6

9:48pm Thu 28 Aug 14

semitonic says...

Phantom Poster wrote:
Phantom Poster wrote:
I should add that I've been to Arkell's pubs, so I know what high prices are like - but they are nothing compared to the Beehive.
I really miss they days when BobFM would do a brown-nose post in order to defend Arkells :-)
Me too, miss old Robbo standing up for his paymasters and their bad beer.
[quote][p][bold]Phantom Poster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phantom Poster[/bold] wrote: I should add that I've been to Arkell's pubs, so I know what high prices are like - but they are nothing compared to the Beehive.[/p][/quote]I really miss they days when BobFM would do a brown-nose post in order to defend Arkells :-)[/p][/quote]Me too, miss old Robbo standing up for his paymasters and their bad beer. semitonic
  • Score: 3

9:49pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Phantom Poster says...

Summerof69 wrote:
Hearditallbefore wrote:
Ok whats the new pricing of ales?
Ale prices have been reduced by an average of 20p per pint. These are now on a par with other real ales places in Old Town (ie. The Hop).
So you've paid lots of money for a re-fit and yet can still reduce your prices by 20p per pint (still only comparable to other higher priced pubs) and make a profit? What the hell were your profit margins before?
[quote][p][bold]Summerof69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hearditallbefore[/bold] wrote: Ok whats the new pricing of ales?[/p][/quote]Ale prices have been reduced by an average of 20p per pint. These are now on a par with other real ales places in Old Town (ie. The Hop).[/p][/quote]So you've paid lots of money for a re-fit and yet can still reduce your prices by 20p per pint (still only comparable to other higher priced pubs) and make a profit? What the hell were your profit margins before? Phantom Poster
  • Score: 3

9:55pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Phantom Poster says...

semitonic wrote:
Phantom Poster wrote:
Phantom Poster wrote:
I should add that I've been to Arkell's pubs, so I know what high prices are like - but they are nothing compared to the Beehive.
I really miss they days when BobFM would do a brown-nose post in order to defend Arkells :-)
Me too, miss old Robbo standing up for his paymasters and their bad beer.
Ah reminiscing! I especially miss 'itsamess' the nuclear scientist and his vendetta against RFM! Whatever became of that? Is RFM banged up in jail yet?
[quote][p][bold]semitonic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phantom Poster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phantom Poster[/bold] wrote: I should add that I've been to Arkell's pubs, so I know what high prices are like - but they are nothing compared to the Beehive.[/p][/quote]I really miss they days when BobFM would do a brown-nose post in order to defend Arkells :-)[/p][/quote]Me too, miss old Robbo standing up for his paymasters and their bad beer.[/p][/quote]Ah reminiscing! I especially miss 'itsamess' the nuclear scientist and his vendetta against RFM! Whatever became of that? Is RFM banged up in jail yet? Phantom Poster
  • Score: 2

10:11pm Thu 28 Aug 14

semitonic says...

Fair play to Andy, he's listened to the many people who have said the prices are too high and they are therefore drinking elsewhere.

He's dropped the prices on par with the next most expensive pub in town, The Hop Inn - a good little pub.

He's also dropped the strap-line from the website; "if you can find a more expensive pint within a 10 mile radius, I'll match it", so that might mean he's serious about no longer being the most expensive pub outside London. Great.

Looking forward to visiting Andy.
Fair play to Andy, he's listened to the many people who have said the prices are too high and they are therefore drinking elsewhere. He's dropped the prices on par with the next most expensive pub in town, The Hop Inn - a good little pub. He's also dropped the strap-line from the website; "if you can find a more expensive pint within a 10 mile radius, I'll match it", so that might mean he's serious about no longer being the most expensive pub outside London. Great. Looking forward to visiting Andy. semitonic
  • Score: 3

10:21pm Thu 28 Aug 14

house on the hill says...

If you dont like somewhere, then just dont go, not sure why people feel the need to moan about it. I have no idea how much beer costs as I dont drink so i have no idea if it is good or bad. Like every business if he is overpriced he will eventually go bust
If you dont like somewhere, then just dont go, not sure why people feel the need to moan about it. I have no idea how much beer costs as I dont drink so i have no idea if it is good or bad. Like every business if he is overpriced he will eventually go bust house on the hill
  • Score: 2

10:30pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Phantom Poster says...

Is it "fair play to Andy"?

He's just realised that next door to him will be a new centre with a cinema and numerous restaurants, all of which will offer lower drink prices than he did (even though we know that such places are always over priced).

I would say 'desperation', rather than 'fair play'.
Is it "fair play to Andy"? He's just realised that next door to him will be a new centre with a cinema and numerous restaurants, all of which will offer lower drink prices than he did (even though we know that such places are always over priced). I would say 'desperation', rather than 'fair play'. Phantom Poster
  • Score: 1

10:36pm Thu 28 Aug 14

semitonic says...

house on the hill wrote:
If you dont like somewhere, then just dont go, not sure why people feel the need to moan about it. I have no idea how much beer costs as I dont drink so i have no idea if it is good or bad. Like every business if he is overpriced he will eventually go bust
You've no idea but you want to tell people what to do anyway. Thanks for that.
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: If you dont like somewhere, then just dont go, not sure why people feel the need to moan about it. I have no idea how much beer costs as I dont drink so i have no idea if it is good or bad. Like every business if he is overpriced he will eventually go bust[/p][/quote]You've no idea but you want to tell people what to do anyway. Thanks for that. semitonic
  • Score: 1

10:40pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Phantom Poster says...

house on the hill wrote:
If you dont like somewhere, then just dont go, not sure why people feel the need to moan about it. I have no idea how much beer costs as I dont drink so i have no idea if it is good or bad. Like every business if he is overpriced he will eventually go bust
I don't go any longer, after my first visit!

Isn't the point of a comments section that you comment about the newspaper article - which is what everyone is doing? Thanks to this everyone knows that the Beehive is very expensive.

If you don't drink then why do you find the need to comment on an article about a pub? Why do you feel the need to moan about people making comments about something you claim to have no interest in?

Your posts here really show you up as a hypocritical sad ****!
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: If you dont like somewhere, then just dont go, not sure why people feel the need to moan about it. I have no idea how much beer costs as I dont drink so i have no idea if it is good or bad. Like every business if he is overpriced he will eventually go bust[/p][/quote]I don't go any longer, after my first visit! Isn't the point of a comments section that you comment about the newspaper article - which is what everyone is doing? Thanks to this everyone knows that the Beehive is very expensive. If you don't drink then why do you find the need to comment on an article about a pub? Why do you feel the need to moan about people making comments about something you claim to have no interest in? Your posts here really show you up as a hypocritical sad ****! Phantom Poster
  • Score: 1

11:06pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Phantom Poster says...

My guess would be that "house on the hill" is a bungalow!
My guess would be that "house on the hill" is a bungalow! Phantom Poster
  • Score: -1

10:39am Fri 29 Aug 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

RoyCircles wrote:
Badgersgetabadname wrote:
Over £4 for a Guinness and has been for a loooong time.
Local friendly pub with local people just a shame the prices are closer to London prices.
A long time ago it was my nearest pub and I always walked up the hill (to another pub) for drinks....Nice enough looking pub but to me I always felt by ordering a pint I was interrupting staff and locals important conversation.
It can be a tad pretentious
Just a bit.
Its open a little later than the others so I do go in for the odd pint depending on time.
Its some kind of reverse snobbery, to be fair it does make me laugh so for once in a while £4.25 for a guinness and some cracking people watching is fun.
[quote][p][bold]RoyCircles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgersgetabadname[/bold] wrote: Over £4 for a Guinness and has been for a loooong time. Local friendly pub with local people just a shame the prices are closer to London prices. A long time ago it was my nearest pub and I always walked up the hill (to another pub) for drinks....Nice enough looking pub but to me I always felt by ordering a pint I was interrupting staff and locals important conversation.[/p][/quote]It can be a tad pretentious[/p][/quote]Just a bit. Its open a little later than the others so I do go in for the odd pint depending on time. Its some kind of reverse snobbery, to be fair it does make me laugh so for once in a while £4.25 for a guinness and some cracking people watching is fun. Badgersgetabadname
  • Score: -1

9:38am Sat 30 Aug 14

The Zax says...

Badgersgetabadname wrote:
RoyCircles wrote:
Badgersgetabadname wrote:
Over £4 for a Guinness and has been for a loooong time.
Local friendly pub with local people just a shame the prices are closer to London prices.
A long time ago it was my nearest pub and I always walked up the hill (to another pub) for drinks....Nice enough looking pub but to me I always felt by ordering a pint I was interrupting staff and locals important conversation.
It can be a tad pretentious
Just a bit.
Its open a little later than the others so I do go in for the odd pint depending on time.
Its some kind of reverse snobbery, to be fair it does make me laugh so for once in a while £4.25 for a guinness and some cracking people watching is fun.
"People watching" in the Beehive with an expensive pint of Guinness sounds a rather sad and peculiar pursuit, but I'm willing to be educated. What exactly do you enjoy about this?
[quote][p][bold]Badgersgetabadname[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RoyCircles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgersgetabadname[/bold] wrote: Over £4 for a Guinness and has been for a loooong time. Local friendly pub with local people just a shame the prices are closer to London prices. A long time ago it was my nearest pub and I always walked up the hill (to another pub) for drinks....Nice enough looking pub but to me I always felt by ordering a pint I was interrupting staff and locals important conversation.[/p][/quote]It can be a tad pretentious[/p][/quote]Just a bit. Its open a little later than the others so I do go in for the odd pint depending on time. Its some kind of reverse snobbery, to be fair it does make me laugh so for once in a while £4.25 for a guinness and some cracking people watching is fun.[/p][/quote]"People watching" in the Beehive with an expensive pint of Guinness sounds a rather sad and peculiar pursuit, but I'm willing to be educated. What exactly do you enjoy about this? The Zax
  • Score: 1

12:54pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

The Zax wrote:
Badgersgetabadname wrote:
RoyCircles wrote:
Badgersgetabadname wrote:
Over £4 for a Guinness and has been for a loooong time.
Local friendly pub with local people just a shame the prices are closer to London prices.
A long time ago it was my nearest pub and I always walked up the hill (to another pub) for drinks....Nice enough looking pub but to me I always felt by ordering a pint I was interrupting staff and locals important conversation.
It can be a tad pretentious
Just a bit.
Its open a little later than the others so I do go in for the odd pint depending on time.
Its some kind of reverse snobbery, to be fair it does make me laugh so for once in a while £4.25 for a guinness and some cracking people watching is fun.
"People watching" in the Beehive with an expensive pint of Guinness sounds a rather sad and peculiar pursuit, but I'm willing to be educated. What exactly do you enjoy about this?
Exactly why should I explain anything to you?
Local pub less than a minutes walk from front door at the time.

From reading back through the comment you replied to the answers for why anyone would go to a local pub were all there.
So exactly what sort of answer were you looking for?

I am sure every second of your day is a roller-coaster of excitement and a world that has no room for a quiet pint urgh......Fool
[quote][p][bold]The Zax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgersgetabadname[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RoyCircles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgersgetabadname[/bold] wrote: Over £4 for a Guinness and has been for a loooong time. Local friendly pub with local people just a shame the prices are closer to London prices. A long time ago it was my nearest pub and I always walked up the hill (to another pub) for drinks....Nice enough looking pub but to me I always felt by ordering a pint I was interrupting staff and locals important conversation.[/p][/quote]It can be a tad pretentious[/p][/quote]Just a bit. Its open a little later than the others so I do go in for the odd pint depending on time. Its some kind of reverse snobbery, to be fair it does make me laugh so for once in a while £4.25 for a guinness and some cracking people watching is fun.[/p][/quote]"People watching" in the Beehive with an expensive pint of Guinness sounds a rather sad and peculiar pursuit, but I'm willing to be educated. What exactly do you enjoy about this?[/p][/quote]Exactly why should I explain anything to you? Local pub less than a minutes walk from front door at the time. From reading back through the comment you replied to the answers for why anyone would go to a local pub were all there. So exactly what sort of answer were you looking for? I am sure every second of your day is a roller-coaster of excitement and a world that has no room for a quiet pint urgh......Fool Badgersgetabadname
  • Score: -1

4:04pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Morph2Morph says...

Badgersgetabadname wrote:
Over £4 for a Guinness and has been for a loooong time.
Local friendly pub with local people just a shame the prices are closer to London prices.
A long time ago it was my nearest pub and I always walked up the hill (to another pub) for drinks....Nice enough looking pub but to me I always felt by ordering a pint I was interrupting staff and locals important conversation.
I would report the staff member who charged you over £4 for a pint of Guinness. It has never cost over £4's.
[quote][p][bold]Badgersgetabadname[/bold] wrote: Over £4 for a Guinness and has been for a loooong time. Local friendly pub with local people just a shame the prices are closer to London prices. A long time ago it was my nearest pub and I always walked up the hill (to another pub) for drinks....Nice enough looking pub but to me I always felt by ordering a pint I was interrupting staff and locals important conversation.[/p][/quote]I would report the staff member who charged you over £4 for a pint of Guinness. It has never cost over £4's. Morph2Morph
  • Score: 0

4:10pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Morph2Morph says...

Badgersgetabadname wrote:
RoyCircles wrote:
Badgersgetabadname wrote:
Over £4 for a Guinness and has been for a loooong time.
Local friendly pub with local people just a shame the prices are closer to London prices.
A long time ago it was my nearest pub and I always walked up the hill (to another pub) for drinks....Nice enough looking pub but to me I always felt by ordering a pint I was interrupting staff and locals important conversation.
It can be a tad pretentious
Just a bit.
Its open a little later than the others so I do go in for the odd pint depending on time.
Its some kind of reverse snobbery, to be fair it does make me laugh so for once in a while £4.25 for a guinness and some cracking people watching is fun.
The price of Guinness has never been £4.25. If you are going to moan get your facts right! Yawn.....
[quote][p][bold]Badgersgetabadname[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RoyCircles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgersgetabadname[/bold] wrote: Over £4 for a Guinness and has been for a loooong time. Local friendly pub with local people just a shame the prices are closer to London prices. A long time ago it was my nearest pub and I always walked up the hill (to another pub) for drinks....Nice enough looking pub but to me I always felt by ordering a pint I was interrupting staff and locals important conversation.[/p][/quote]It can be a tad pretentious[/p][/quote]Just a bit. Its open a little later than the others so I do go in for the odd pint depending on time. Its some kind of reverse snobbery, to be fair it does make me laugh so for once in a while £4.25 for a guinness and some cracking people watching is fun.[/p][/quote]The price of Guinness has never been £4.25. If you are going to moan get your facts right! Yawn..... Morph2Morph
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8:29pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

So does anyone know how much a pint of Guinness is now that the pub has had a re-fit?
So does anyone know how much a pint of Guinness is now that the pub has had a re-fit? Badgersgetabadname
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9:07am Sun 31 Aug 14

Morph2Morph says...

Phantom Poster wrote:
Summerof69 wrote:
Hearditallbefore wrote:
Ok whats the new pricing of ales?
Ale prices have been reduced by an average of 20p per pint. These are now on a par with other real ales places in Old Town (ie. The Hop).
So you've paid lots of money for a re-fit and yet can still reduce your prices by 20p per pint (still only comparable to other higher priced pubs) and make a profit? What the hell were your profit margins before?
The Beehive is not a Free House. Andy does not pay for the refit. It is commendable that you are loyal to whatever pub you drink in and probably know the importance of keeping good traditional pubs going. Green King and Andy have done a great Job. No pub is 100% free of problems and one can always find fault. However some of the prices have gone down and the place is looking great. Judge by going there and not by what rumours you hear. (Oh and I am not Andy!)
[quote][p][bold]Phantom Poster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Summerof69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hearditallbefore[/bold] wrote: Ok whats the new pricing of ales?[/p][/quote]Ale prices have been reduced by an average of 20p per pint. These are now on a par with other real ales places in Old Town (ie. The Hop).[/p][/quote]So you've paid lots of money for a re-fit and yet can still reduce your prices by 20p per pint (still only comparable to other higher priced pubs) and make a profit? What the hell were your profit margins before?[/p][/quote]The Beehive is not a Free House. Andy does not pay for the refit. It is commendable that you are loyal to whatever pub you drink in and probably know the importance of keeping good traditional pubs going. Green King and Andy have done a great Job. No pub is 100% free of problems and one can always find fault. However some of the prices have gone down and the place is looking great. Judge by going there and not by what rumours you hear. (Oh and I am not Andy!) Morph2Morph
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1:45pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Morph2Morph says...

Phantom Poster wrote:
Summerof69 wrote:
Hearditallbefore wrote:
Ok whats the new pricing of ales?
Ale prices have been reduced by an average of 20p per pint. These are now on a par with other real ales places in Old Town (ie. The Hop).
So you've paid lots of money for a re-fit and yet can still reduce your prices by 20p per pint (still only comparable to other higher priced pubs) and make a profit? What the hell were your profit margins before?
The Beehive is not a Free House. Andy does not pay for the refit. It is commendable that you are loyal to whatever pub you drink in and probably know the importance of keeping good traditional pubs going. Green King and Andy have done a great Job. No pub is 100% free of problems and one can always find fault. However some of the prices have gone down and the place is looking great. Judge by going there and not by what rumours you hear. (Oh and I am not Andy!)
[quote][p][bold]Phantom Poster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Summerof69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hearditallbefore[/bold] wrote: Ok whats the new pricing of ales?[/p][/quote]Ale prices have been reduced by an average of 20p per pint. These are now on a par with other real ales places in Old Town (ie. The Hop).[/p][/quote]So you've paid lots of money for a re-fit and yet can still reduce your prices by 20p per pint (still only comparable to other higher priced pubs) and make a profit? What the hell were your profit margins before?[/p][/quote]The Beehive is not a Free House. Andy does not pay for the refit. It is commendable that you are loyal to whatever pub you drink in and probably know the importance of keeping good traditional pubs going. Green King and Andy have done a great Job. No pub is 100% free of problems and one can always find fault. However some of the prices have gone down and the place is looking great. Judge by going there and not by what rumours you hear. (Oh and I am not Andy!) Morph2Morph
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4:54pm Wed 3 Sep 14

beehive2 says...

As a matter of interest, Guinness has never been over £4 a pint. We don't sell it anymore - it's been replaced by a much better craft stout, Bellhaven Black at £4 a pint. Many pubs in town sell premium lagers at well over £4 a pint. Ours, Noble craft lager , is £4.10.(I am Andy)
As a matter of interest, Guinness has never been over £4 a pint. We don't sell it anymore - it's been replaced by a much better craft stout, Bellhaven Black at £4 a pint. Many pubs in town sell premium lagers at well over £4 a pint. Ours, Noble craft lager , is £4.10.(I am Andy) beehive2
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6:00pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

beehive2 wrote:
As a matter of interest, Guinness has never been over £4 a pint. We don't sell it anymore - it's been replaced by a much better craft stout, Bellhaven Black at £4 a pint. Many pubs in town sell premium lagers at well over £4 a pint. Ours, Noble craft lager , is £4.10.(I am Andy)
Thanks very much will give it a go.
[quote][p][bold]beehive2[/bold] wrote: As a matter of interest, Guinness has never been over £4 a pint. We don't sell it anymore - it's been replaced by a much better craft stout, Bellhaven Black at £4 a pint. Many pubs in town sell premium lagers at well over £4 a pint. Ours, Noble craft lager , is £4.10.(I am Andy)[/p][/quote]Thanks very much will give it a go. Badgersgetabadname
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