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Food for thought

Postby zygon2003 » Sat Dec 03, 2022 7:26 pm

We seem unable to cope with current attendances when it comes to food, drinks, etc. I can’t even get into the Pate bar these days so don’t bother. Think they will look at improving things next year? Bigger bar? It’s also a bit noddy they run out of sausage rolls and pies when they have a better idea of numbers than they did back in the day with pay on the day
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Re: Food for thought

Postby stag324 » Sat Dec 03, 2022 7:43 pm

This is what really lets us down and I’m sure we are missing a trick here.
We could create a signature dish that could be sold across all kiosks but done extremely well.

As it we have dried out pies and sausage rolls and old fashioned ‘clix’ machine drinks

As for the sandy pate bar, it’s just a very poor match day experience
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Re: Food for thought

Postby Dan » Sun Dec 04, 2022 2:25 am

Do they let you outside the ground at half time to get refreshments? I arrived at half time today and the car park outside the SPSB was really busy with people drinking or queueing up at the burger van?
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Re: Food for thought

Postby Calstag » Sun Dec 04, 2022 5:42 am

Dan wrote:Do they let you outside the ground at half time to get refreshments? I arrived at half time today and the car park outside the SPSB was really busy with people drinking or queueing up at the burger van?


Kind of answered ya own question….. obviously yea mate lol
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Re: Food for thought

Postby part time pete » Sun Dec 04, 2022 2:08 pm

Dan wrote:Do they let you outside the ground at half time to get refreshments? I arrived at half time today and the car park outside the SPSB was really busy with people drinking or queueing up at the burger van?


Don't tell me you are only a part time fan now, Dan. ;) ;)
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Re: Food for thought

Postby oldweststander » Sun Dec 04, 2022 3:07 pm

The club have applied to install a canopy outside the SP bar, that will help. People like me don't want to experience the crush inside the SP but outside is fine etc.
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Re: Food for thought

Postby Dan » Mon Dec 05, 2022 1:02 am

part time pete wrote:
Dan wrote:Do they let you outside the ground at half time to get refreshments? I arrived at half time today and the car park outside the SPSB was really busy with people drinking or queueing up at the burger van?


Don't tell me you are only a part time fan now, Dan. ;) ;)


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Re: Food for thought

Postby STAGS FOR LIFE » Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:37 pm

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Re: Food for thought

Postby grufti » Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:41 pm



Will it be named, maybe for a lesser legend of the Stags than Pate and Bird, what about the Iyesden Christie Canopy?
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Re: Food for thought

Postby Oladamber66 » Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:55 pm

Good news But!? ... it does say a cheap canopy type roof .... tarpaulin springs to mind ???
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Re: Food for thought

Postby adamstag » Mon Jan 16, 2023 4:22 pm

There's many things that will help at half time.

Cashless bars for instance is the way forward, rather than someone be in a queue for 10 minutes then being Einstein remember they need to pay and are dithering with change - same goes with those serving - saves everyone time. The club should look to go cashless ASAP, they'll be some that won't agree for whatever reason but smart businesses are moving this way whether it's liked or not.

Also you see it at grounds where they have the systems where it pours 4 at a time - would be very helpful?

Also why not have some impetus and actually have 10 or 20 of each drink ready for half time poured 5 minutes before?


The above is just feedback than a go as we all clearly want the club to move in a positive way.
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Re: Food for thought

Postby stag324 » Mon Jan 16, 2023 4:24 pm

This may keep us all dry a little more but doesn't help the current situation.

Food is awful, service levels are awful and pricing is awful.

Awful experience overall
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Re: Food for thought

Postby stagone1959 » Mon Jan 16, 2023 4:33 pm




Sounds tinpot.Just build a proper supporters bar.
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Re: Food for thought

Postby victor A block » Mon Jan 16, 2023 4:43 pm

grufti wrote:


Will it be named, maybe for a lesser legend of the Stags than Pate and Bird, what about the Iyesden Christie Canopy?


The Terry Hawkridge Canopy. No use in the wind.
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Re: Food for thought

Postby Costastag » Mon Jan 16, 2023 4:59 pm

Pate for starter ie on toast ,bird as a main course ie turkey roast then duff for pudding as in akins
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Re: Food for thought

Postby CassellsCap » Mon Jan 16, 2023 6:42 pm

The food bar under the I.G.Lower tier is great for a half time queue of 5 people. Any more than that be prepared for a nice shuffle through the men’s toilets , out the other side , a rugby scrum to get to the front only to be faced by a poor young kid on £3 a hour who bless em does their best...as for the pies ? £4 for a rock hard burnt rock.
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Re: Food for thought

Postby victor A block » Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:30 am

I'm sure when David Sharpe was appointed one of the things he was looking at was to improve the catering operation. In terms of quality of offering, he hasn't.
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Re: Food for thought

Postby Sneag » Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:56 am

Anyone else think 'Ivory Madonna' every time they see the title of this post?
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Re: Food for thought

Postby part time pete » Tue Jan 17, 2023 9:44 am

Sneag wrote:Anyone else think 'Ivory Madonna' every time they see the title of this post?


No, but a few moments googling found what you are thinking. I suppose the reason I didn’t know is that I am a good few years older than you, Stu. :lol:
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Re: Food for thought

Postby Rob » Tue Jan 17, 2023 5:32 pm

CassellsCap wrote:The food bar under the I.G.Lower tier is great for a half time queue of 5 people. Any more than that be prepared for a nice shuffle through the men’s toilets , out the other side , a rugby scrum to get to the front only to be faced by a poor young kid on £3 a hour who bless em does their best...as for the pies ? £4 for a rock hard burnt rock.


I agree, it's shocking. It's mostly Haslams fault, but not much has been done to improve in-stadium offerings and with gates so good it's basically not even worth trying to get anything at HT.
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Re: Food for thought

Postby The One » Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:50 pm

Bring back Pukka
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Re: Food for thought

Postby JessicasCat » Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:27 am

STAGS FOR LIFE wrote:
:D Good news

https://www.chad.co.uk/news/people/gree ... ar-3986906

Be really good if they could install something similar for QLE.
No shelter from the elements at all.
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Re: Food for thought

Postby STAGS FOR LIFE » Wed Jan 18, 2023 5:08 am

JessicasCat wrote:STAGS FOR LIFE wrote:
:D Good news

https://www.chad.co.uk/news/people/gree ... ar-3986906

Be really good if they could install something similar for QLE.
No shelter from the elements at all.


Yes quite correct they should cater for everybody :D
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