Mike Fallon

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The Wheatsheaf Barrow-in Furness "We do not do happy hours but we sell some alcopops for£1 each on a permanent basis so people are not encouraged...

The Wheatsheaf Barrow-in Furness

"We do not do happy hours but we sell some alcopops for£1 each on a permanent basis so people are not encouraged to buy as many drinks as possible over a short period of time. Iagree with what the British Beer & Pub Association is suggesting. I think that if you want to offer a special price you should do so all the time and make sure it is sustainable."

Matt Jackson

The Water Witch Lancaster

"It will not affect us because we do not run many price promotions or special offers. We used to reduce the price of cask ale on special occasions, such as jazz nights, but I do not think you could class this as a happy hour. While a ban may sound all well and good it might be difficult to enforce and some people will inevitably find a way round it if they want to, by adopting vouchers or loyalty-card schemes."

Richard Caven

The Old Station Burstwith Harrogate

"I think happy hours and drinks promotions spoil things for pubs, especially customers who are looking for quality drinks products and a quality retail experience. We are a village pub and our average customer age is around 40 but we do get young people in here. We serve a house speciality Long Vodka' which is very popular, but nobody ends up getting trashed."

Malcolm Rothwell

Farmers Arms Heskin Lancashire

"We are not the sort of place that would go in for this sort of thing. We've never done happy hours or run any kind of drinks offers. We do however keep a loss leader', which at the moment is a cask beer available at £1.65, but you would be surprised how many people shy away from it. They are happier drinking a beer like Taylors Landlord at £2.32."

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