Sunday, 9 June 2013

Time for a drink?

Not maybe the best-supported poll I’ve ever run on here, but still an interesting result. Predictably, “weekday lunchtimes” comes last, but I would have expected “later evenings” to come top, as that’s when most of the pubs I know are clearly busiest. However, it was comfortably beaten by “early evenings”, a drinking pattern I’ve never really got into at all. Unless possibly people were interpreting “later evenings” as meaning “after 11 pm” rather than, as I intended “after around 8.30 pm”. Even “weekend lunchtimes” only comes slightly behind “later evenings”. This doesn’t really accord with figures I’ve seen that 50% of all pub trade is on Friday and Saturday nights, two-thirds of the remainder on other evenings, and only one-sixth at lunchtimes.

6 comments:

  1. Or perhaps readers of your blog are old codgers who go to the pub at teatime as they'll see people they know but want to be tucked up with a hot drink when the youngsters come out to play?

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  2. Nah, old codgers will be at home having their actual tea.

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  3. It would be good to have some kind of explanation attached to the data.

    I would be interested to know what people who go to the pub at tea-time typically manage to accomplish with the rest of their evening. As for lunchtime drinking, I haven't done that since I was an undergrad.

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  4. I forgot to turn comments on on that poll, which might have helped explain it. Tea-time drinking was previously discussed here.

    In general I think the idea is to have a couple before your evening meal rather than being arseholed by 8 pm.

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  5. At the moment I go out on a Sunday afternoon and am home by 8:00 p.m. in the football season I also go to the pub at lunchtime before the match and also afterwards, again until about 8:00 p.m. So I'm typical of the stats.

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