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    I think, it's a hotel standard.

    Honestly, in my opinion Cranage isn't that expensive in comparison to other hotels.

    For now, it's free entry, free parking. You never know, might be free food and free drinks in the future.

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    I seem to recall that I ordered a couple of turkey sandwiches and a pint of Boddy's and it was almost twenty quid. They were good sandwiches though.

    It is a goof show though and a really good venue. I heartily endorse it and hope to attend. I will wrap some jam sandwiches in clingfilm and smuggle them in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    I seem to recall that I ordered a couple of turkey sandwiches and a pint of Boddy's and it was almost twenty quid. They were good sandwiches though.

    It is a goof show though and a really good venue. I heartily endorse it and hope to attend. I will wrap some jam sandwiches in clingfilm and smuggle them in.
    they would have to be! even a whole turkey probably costs less than that ... as you can see I'm a tightwad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    I seem to recall that I ordered a couple of turkey sandwiches and a pint of Boddy's and it was almost twenty quid.
    You have to be kidding. What's that, maybe a fiver for a pretty dear pint and 15 for a sarnie? I'd have picked it up and slung it at them if I'd been asked that much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    they would have to be! even a whole turkey probably costs less than that ... as you can see I'm a tightwad
    It did take me aback a little. But it is a posh hotel. Not as bad as that time I was drinking brandy in some fancy hotel in Amsterdam, came to my round and I found out it was 10 euros a shot. That was painful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    You have to be kidding. What's that, maybe a fiver for a pretty dear pint and 15 for a sarnie? I'd have picked it up and slung it at them if I'd been asked that much!
    So would I! What a rip off!
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    The sandwiches weren't some British Rail things sat on a tray under a plastic dome. They made them up for me specially with the bread just lightly toasted like I asked. Mind, you can get the same or better in America* and it would be about 8 dollars plus tip.

    (*excluding the eastern cities where they will gouge your ass in anywhere even half posh).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    The sandwiches weren't some British Rail things sat on a tray under a plastic dome. They made them up for me specially with the bread just lightly toasted like I asked. Mind, you can get the same or better in America* and it would be about 8 dollars plus tip.

    (*excluding the eastern cities where they will gouge your ass in anywhere even half posh).
    Even so, 15 for a couple of 'sarnies' and a pint of Boddingtons is a total rip off. I doubt if you would pay that at the Ritz in London.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    I seem to recall that I ordered a couple of turkey sandwiches and a pint of Boddy's and it was almost twenty quid. They were good sandwiches though.

    It is a goof show though and a really good venue. I heartily endorse it and hope to attend. I will wrap some jam sandwiches in clingfilm and smuggle them in.
    Eew... You dirty boy. Hope you'll pick the hairs off first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Even so, 15 for a couple of 'sarnies' and a pint of Boddingtons is a total rip off. I doubt if you would pay that at the Ritz in London.
    Presuming Martin's recollection of the prices is correct, I'd agree it's pricey, which is why I fill myself up with a (very enjoyable) all-day breakfast at this place, 5 mins down the road from me: https://www.whitbreadinns.co.uk/the-...and-restaurant

    ...enjoying one of these for 8: https://www.whitbreadinns.co.uk/the-...ited-breakfast

    You get the choice of (unlimited and very good quality) full English breakfast, with unlimited continental breakfast too, running alongside it, including tea, coffee (and cappuccino), orange juice, etc. I have that around 9am, then make my way along to Cranage Hall, suitably sated for the day, which is less than 40 mins away - job done!

    There are stacks of these types of establishments all over the country, so find one local to you and simply 'fuel up' before going to the show, and your wallet will be happier!

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