the Railways mysterious pint/football policy

Carrying on from @Garydunion ‘s question

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  1. garydunion - 3 October 2010, 10:52 am

    …which was:So I was walking past the Railway Tavern in Dalston the other day, and there’s a sign in the door that says:”We only serve pints during football matches.”Sounds simple but is in fact totally cryptic. It could mean ”We serve pints, but only during football matches,” or ”We serve only pints during football matches, no halves, shorts or soft drinks,” both of which sound equally implausible. And yet it must mean one of them.Anyone have any personal experience of the Railway’s mysterious pint/football policy?

  2. davo - 7 October 2010, 3:56 pm

    It means ”We serve only pints during football matches, no halves, shorts or soft drinks,”It’s to stop people coming in to watch the football and buying a cheap drink.A lot of other pubs have the same policy.

  3. ewebber - 7 October 2010, 3:59 pm

    Interesting, I tend to avoid football, but not pints.I understand not selling halves, but what if you don’t drink beer, or don’t drink at all?

  4. davo - 7 October 2010, 4:37 pm

    Maybe this pub has had problems in the past with the pub being full of people watching the football but no-one spending any money at the bar!

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