First Timer Questions

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Re: First Timer Questions

Postby Gandalf the Red » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:36 pm

Expect the shittiest lager known to man. If they can't be bothered advertising it at the bottom it's probably going to be bad....
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Re: First Timer Questions

Postby suicidal_orange » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:16 pm

Haha, good point Gandalf! Though when it comes to things where taste is involved what you call shit I may like, so it's not so clear cut.

The cider options should be good but not sure I can manage a whole weekend while trying to avoid spending any longer than I have to in the toilets...

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Re: First Timer Questions

Postby Gandalf the Red » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:40 pm

Nah. I really mean it.

You aren't going to be getting Belgium's finest just the shite they have in places like Academy's. If it was a big name such as Carlsberg or Heineken then surely it would have been announced by now as all the other corporate names are there.
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Re: First Timer Questions

Postby Splekks » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:36 pm

They had Hobgoblin Gold and IPA on draught last year, both are fizzy and yellow.

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Re: First Timer Questions

Postby varangian » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:43 am

We all have a pop at the line up and such but really cannot fault the beer or the service

Certainly none of these half hour queues or salty beer

Pretty damn well kept ale from what I remember

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Re: First Timer Questions

Postby WorMzy » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:37 am

So long as there is mead in the VIP bar, I'll be a happy camper.
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Re: First Timer Questions

Postby suicidal_orange » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:37 am

Glad to hear that varangian as having put tent, sleeping bag and chair in my very big bag there doesn't seem to be much room left for beer as well as clothes.

Never tried mead, won't be here either as I'm only a pleb :lol:

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Re: First Timer Questions

Postby CharlesDexterWard » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:32 am

The ales and ciders in VIP were excellent last year. Especially the Chili and Ginger cider and the rhubarb cider.
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Re: First Timer Questions

Postby Gandalf the Red » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:00 am

varangian wrote:We all have a pop at the line up and such but really cannot fault the beer or the service

Certainly none of these half hour queues or salty beer

Pretty damn well kept ale from what I remember


Oh we can. The Hobgoblin is usually undrinkable after the first day. And that's generally it. You end up having to go on the awful lager to avoid a weekend of dysentery.

As for service it's often terrible. Young student types who can't even pour a pint of lager and I can't remember the times I've been given the wrong drink as half of them just pick up the nearest thing. No, I didn't want cider and understand they are a similar colour. :rolleyes:


That's unless you pay for VIP of course....
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Re: First Timer Questions

Postby dvl666 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:31 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:
varangian wrote:We all have a pop at the line up and such but really cannot fault the beer or the service

Certainly none of these half hour queues or salty beer

Pretty damn well kept ale from what I remember


Oh we can. The Hobgoblin is usually undrinkable after the first day. And that's generally it. You end up having to go on the awful lager to avoid a weekend of dysentery.

As for service it's often terrible. Young student types who can't even pour a pint of lager and I can't remember the times I've been given the wrong drink as half of them just pick up the nearest thing. No, I didn't want cider and understand they are a similar colour. :rolleyes:


That's unless you pay for VIP of course....


I've never had any of those problems you've mentioned there and I've never done vip, maybe the bar staff just hate you :lol:

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Re: First Timer Questions

Postby i0th » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:28 am

I've had virtually perfect service at Bloodstock for years in both the VIP bar and the other bars. the only time the beer's bad is if they've poured loads out and left them on a table for ages before dishing out but that only seems to happen in the Sophie stage.
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Re: First Timer Questions

Postby Gandalf the Red » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:45 pm

dvl666 wrote:
Gandalf the Red wrote:
varangian wrote:We all have a pop at the line up and such but really cannot fault the beer or the service

Certainly none of these half hour queues or salty beer

Pretty damn well kept ale from what I remember


Oh we can. The Hobgoblin is usually undrinkable after the first day. And that's generally it. You end up having to go on the awful lager to avoid a weekend of dysentery.

As for service it's often terrible. Young student types who can't even pour a pint of lager and I can't remember the times I've been given the wrong drink as half of them just pick up the nearest thing. No, I didn't want cider and understand they are a similar colour. :rolleyes:


That's unless you pay for VIP of course....


I've never had any of those problems you've mentioned there and I've never done vip, maybe the bar staff just hate you :lol:


It's not just me though. There have been numerous complaints over the years in the post festival threads about poor service at the bars. More from the student types who probably don't care as long as they are getting paid rather than the people who look like they fit. Nor from the Hob Gob stalls.
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Re: First Timer Questions

Postby bloodfiend » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:15 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:It's not just me though. There have been numerous complaints over the years in the post festival threads about poor service at the bars. More from the student types who probably don't care as long as they are getting paid rather than the people who look like they fit. Nor from the Hob Gob stalls.


I've never noticed any complaints about the bar - the service is always fine and their aren't long queues. The beer is always shit, but it generally is at any festival.

There are regular complaints about the things that are actually crap - i.e. the late night Sophie stage entertainment and the crap music played by the 4DJs

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Re: First Timer Questions

Postby i0th » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:04 pm

There was plenty of complaints about the toilets that one year they changed contractor to someone shit.
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Re: First Timer Questions

Postby WorMzy » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:25 pm

You'd think "Someone Shit" would be a good name for a portaloo vendor. :P

I wonder if that company's still responsible for the urinals...
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