Bar swap feedback

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Bar swap feedback

Post by bozzer » Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:52 pm

Any feedback on the trial bar swap last night?
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Re: Bar swap feedback

Post by Pigman » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:10 pm

I thought it was far better!

Lots of room, granted it wasn’t heaving or the biggest crowd, but just enough to get a feel for it. Plus there wasn’t the usual crush next to the burger bar with people coming and going in and out of the bar. For me it was a success.

Pop a couple of tv’s in there and it’ll be perfect - I’d stick with it personally. The other bar is far more suited to smaller groups imo.
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Re: Bar swap feedback

Post by Dazzler » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:23 pm

Pigman wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:10 pm
Pop a couple of tv’s in there and it’ll be perfect - I’d stick with it personally. The other bar is far more suited to smaller groups imo.
That's actually already planned - we have had 2 TV's donated a while back (we'll always accept others). There was nothing on last night anyway - so it was low priority to do for the test.

The aim is to put 2 TV's on stands - so they can be used in various locations in the room - for different events/configurations. (Plus the walls are not really suitable for mounting TV's anyway). Will have HDMI connections to the existing BT Box.

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Re: Bar swap feedback

Post by Pigman » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:14 pm

Thanks for that - I knew you’d be all over it and my comment wasn’t a criticism, just feedback - it was only a trial, so I understood why they weren’t there on Tuesday (plus as you said, we’d only have got to see eastenders - so no Greta loss)!! :good:
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Re: Bar swap feedback

Post by Dowlo » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:56 pm

https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/ne ... -1-9022915

Looks like we may have to find a new source of Real Ale for Dales bar! :shock:

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Re: Bar swap feedback

Post by Pigman » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:29 pm

Sad news that, nice little family firm - sorry to hear things haven’t worked out!
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Re: Bar swap feedback

Post by Dazzler » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:28 am

Bar Swap Trial Extended

http://www.afcdiamonds.com/extended-bar-trial

Note: Whilst we are working on adding additional TV's to the OAK Room side of the bar, these may not be ready for next Tuesday but hope to have them done soon after - work allowing. If anyone has an older flat screen > 36" they wish to donate please let us know.

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Re: Bar swap feedback

Post by Drunken Debanker » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:14 pm

Personally I think it'll be a shame to change permanently, it took awhile to feel at home at Hayden Road but last season it really did feel like a second home.

I agree that when we have an away side bring a bigger following it will be necessary, Tamworth/Nuneaton for example and I think it's a good idea that we are in a position to be able to swap if we feel we need to.

The only reason other than a bigger than usual crowd that I would feel it necessary to move is the crowd outside of the Burger Monster hut but since the condiments table has been moved, and if they continue to ask people before the game and during half time to stand around the side when waiting for some food, I think this goes a long way to not blocking the entrance to the bar.
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Re: Bar swap feedback

Post by TwinkleToesTomlin » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:04 pm

Just do it when;

600+ expected
Significant away following
Pre/post match event (televised football, band, fundraiser)
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Re: Bar swap feedback

Post by Three Nips » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:49 am

Although not disabled myself, personally I'd think it a little bit degrading if I needed a steward to accompany through to the bar the other side. Surely you can trust people to make their way through, it's not like the Royal Family will be there in any case! A few up their backside 'board members' possibly but for all that's holy, surely a bit of common sense should prevail!
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