Thursday, April 16, 2009

"Barter for a beer" at the Marksman pub in London

I think this is interesting news about a London pub - The Marksman pub in Shoreditch, East London - that has started to accept goods and services in exchange for beers to help its punters through the credit crunch. (link via Sky News) Read the list of items wanted by Dawn Kolpin, the pub's landlady on The Landlady's Fancy on Craigslist. I think it's a great idea. The customers can get their food and drink in exchange for items or services that are needed by the landlady and the pub owners keep their business going during these tough financial times. It's a win-win situation!

3 comments:

  1. Wow, what a fabulous idea! Thanks for the link, it was interesting reading and provided great conversation with my kids!

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  2. What a good idea! I'm sure that there are other instances where this is happening as well.
    Have a good weekend! xx

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  3. Michelloui - you're welcome!

    Flighty - you're right. Last year I posted about a pub in Norfolk that bartered home-grown produce for beer:

    http://brilliantbritain.blogspot.com/2008/08/village-pub-in-england-trades-home.html

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