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Pub on Christmas Day for a drink?

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Cumberlover76 Thu 30-Nov-17 21:55:21

We live in a village and a couple of local pubs (within walking distance) are open 12 to 2 on Christmas Day for drinks. It's only me, DH and DD at home on Christmas day so thinking svpbout popping to the pub for a drink. Does anyone do this? I think it might be fun and will get us out of the house for a bit!

XmasFairy86 Thu 30-Nov-17 22:00:28

I used to work in a pub and you'd be surprised the amount of men that pop in for a drink during the day. If we had a nice local I think we would, my friend lived in a small village and think most of the village pop in to the local Xmas day.

Choccywoccydoo10 Thu 30-Nov-17 22:03:09

It's tradition that me and my family went to our local for a few hours every Christmas and met family friends. Our pub gets crammed full. This year however I won't be going as I have a 17 month old and I know he would get bored.

lightcola Thu 30-Nov-17 22:03:28

We have for the past 3 Years. It’s lovely. Go for it.

Fffion Thu 30-Nov-17 22:03:53

We did it before children. Lovely atmosphere.

I do remember from childhood that the men went to the pub and the women prepared the meal. They were not popular when rolling in half-cut just before the Queen’s Speech.

Pumpkintopf Thu 30-Nov-17 22:03:56

Yes, it’s a nice tradition I think!

CaretakerToNuns Thu 30-Nov-17 22:06:20

I wouldn't myself - probably full of loud lonely single men looking to get violently drunk, not a place for a family on Christmas Day.

storkdelivery Thu 30-Nov-17 22:10:57

Yes, we do this if we spend Christmas at my in-laws. A nice walk across country with the dogs and a drink. It’s always busy and has a nice atmosphere.

EverythingEverywhere1234 Fri 01-Dec-17 09:00:21

Oh I love the pub on Christmas Day. It's tradition in my family to tramp across the fields to our local for a couple after Christmas dinner, it's great wine

Floralnomad Fri 01-Dec-17 09:03:38

Having spent all my early childhood christmases at my alcoholic grandmothers pub waiting for her to close so we could clear up and have our family dinner I cannot imagine anything I would least like to implement as a tradition for my own family .

eastlondoner Fri 01-Dec-17 09:18:23

We have always done this as a family and it's lovely. The pub is full of families.

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