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Old 26-08-2019, 10:43 AM
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Are you saying that people in the area are now drinking less or what?
The Wilton was the first decent carvery restaurant to open in the area. Viscount and Bishopstown Bar then started doing food.
Hard for me to understand the drop in demand for decent pubs and restaurants in the area to be honest with you.
There was a report last week https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...rk-945323.html

The days of fellahs calling in for a few pints after work are nearly gone and the money is in good food. Good pubs and restaurants will always do well as well as so called "heritage pubs". Places like De Barras,Levis in Ballydehob, Connolly of Leap etc. attract punters with good food and music offerings while dated places like the Wilton/Pinecroft/Grange etc will just decline and be replaced over time as the owners will not put a penny into them as they are just waiting for their buy out payday. The Italian restaurant in Wilton does very well as does the Old Tennis Village.

The demand is for decent pubs and food not 1980's dated drinking dens that are not replacing their older customers with a younger crowd and people are drinking less. The price of drink in pubs is also a factor as the vintners have squeezed their golden goose dry.
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Old 26-08-2019, 10:57 AM
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Cheap air travel, the plethora of cookery shows on TV, the explosion of restaurant numbers the advent of food delivery apps and the wide selection of drinks available in off licences and supermarkets have all combined to eliminate the concept of the local pub.
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Old 26-08-2019, 10:57 AM
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Pier 26 in Ballycotton.

Hadn't been here in a good while. Its got great a great view over the harbour.
The food was lovely, mackerel and a goats cheese thingy to start, panfried hake and baked turbot for mains and chocolate tart and a souffle for dessert.

There was a bit of a mix up with the souffle so they comped us dessert. Two courses & a bottle of wine 95 quid.
Would return.

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Old 26-08-2019, 11:26 AM
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There was a report last week https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...rk-945323.html

The days of fellahs calling in for a few pints after work are nearly gone and the money is in good food. Good pubs and restaurants will always do well as well as so called "heritage pubs". Places like De Barras,Levis in Ballydehob, Connolly of Leap etc. attract punters with good food and music offerings while dated places like the Wilton/Pinecroft/Grange etc will just decline and be replaced over time as the owners will not put a penny into them as they are just waiting for their buy out payday. The Italian restaurant in Wilton does very well as does the Old Tennis Village.

The demand is for decent pubs and food not 1980's dated drinking dens that are not replacing their older customers with a younger crowd and people are drinking less. The price of drink in pubs is also a factor as the vintners have squeezed their golden goose dry.

Interesting insight Stacky.
I suppose the growth in home drinking is a factor too. However, Bishopstown/Wilton is a large area so that's why I find it surprising. What do younger adults do now?
Why do you think that fewer people have a couple of pints after work now? Thursdays and Fridays used to be quite busy in the Bishopstown area from 5pm onwards.
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Old 26-08-2019, 11:38 AM
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Interesting insight Stacky.
I suppose the growth in home drinking is a factor too. However, Bishopstown/Wilton is a large area so that's why I find it surprising. What do younger adults do now?
Why do you think that fewer people have a couple of pints after work now? Thursdays and Fridays used to be quite busy in the Bishopstown area from 5pm onwards.
Younger people are drinking less.Drink driving laws as well as a younger generation saving to buy a house. All my nieces and nephews etc from mid 20's onwards drink at home first,head into city later if they go out as they spend more on holidays,cars,rent,s martphones etc.
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Old 26-08-2019, 02:45 PM
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Pier 26 in Ballycotton.

Hadn't been here in a good while. Its got great a great view over the harbour.
The food was lovely, mackerel and a goats cheese thingy to start, panfried hake and baked turbot for mains and chocolate tart and a souffle for dessert.

There was a bit of a mix up with the souffle so they comped us dessert. Two courses & a bottle of wine 95 quid.
Would return.

Lovely baps m8
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Old 26-08-2019, 08:11 PM
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Younger people are drinking less.Drink driving laws as well as a younger generation saving to buy a house. All my nieces and nephews etc from mid 20's onwards drink at home first,head into city later if they go out as they spend more on holidays,cars,rent,s martphones etc.
Interesting.
Home drinking taking over from pubs then?
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Old 26-08-2019, 11:30 PM
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Interesting insight Stacky.
I suppose the growth in home drinking is a factor too. However, Bishopstown/Wilton is a large area so that's why I find it surprising. What do younger adults do now?
Why do you think that fewer people have a couple of pints after work now? Thursdays and Fridays used to be quite busy in the Bishopstown area from 5pm onwards.
God be the days of dennehys for a few scopes
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Old 31-08-2019, 07:06 PM
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Especially for Dan

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Old 31-08-2019, 07:12 PM
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Saw that.


Wasnt going to give the fucker the satisfaction. At least he didnt review anywhere that had closed down.
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