The Buck, Thorpe st Andrew

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The Buck, Thorpe st Andrew

Postby MBA Marine » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:25 pm

The Buck is due to re-open on 28th (or maybe 29th i forget!!) November.
The place has had a fair bit of work done and thankfully is now under new management.
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Re: The Buck, Thorpe st Andrew

Postby ranworthbreeze » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:47 pm

Hi Mark,

It is good to hear about the re-opening. We certainly need all of these pubs on the Broads.

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Re: The Buck, Thorpe st Andrew

Postby hank » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:22 pm

Ta for the update Mark, Didn't know it had closed!
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Re: The Buck, Thorpe st Andrew

Postby MBA Marine » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:53 pm

Hank, if you dont you what pubs are open or closed you need to get out and drink more! -uu-
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Re: The Buck, Thorpe st Andrew

Postby hank » Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:21 pm

So many pubs So little time sigh
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Re: The Buck, Thorpe st Andrew

Postby Freedom » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:47 am

Good to see it again.

Went in on Sunday during the Thorpe Christmas Fair and found that they had no ale on hand pump. Rather short sighted I think for the first day or so of opening. Because of this, we decamped to the Rushcutters.

I suspect that this is just an initial blip, but what a missed opportunity.
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Re: The Buck, Thorpe st Andrew

Postby MBA Marine » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:22 am

Its a shame they were not ready with a full selection of drinks, I suspect they raced to get open before the turning on of the lights, this was not up and running yet.

Whatever you do, dont mention no ale on tap on other forums as there will be uproar by those who do not acknowledge that other beverages are available and enjoyed by many.
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Re: The Buck, Thorpe st Andrew

Postby Freedom » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:01 am

I certainly won't mention it elsewhere!

I have always favoured individual pubs over chain-run things and wish them very well. The Buck is a fantastic building in a great location and needs customers. I don't get along to pubs often, it's often the fact that there's music to be had that takes me out. Our friends live just a few doors along so I am sure I will hear about progress.
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Re: The Buck, Thorpe st Andrew

Postby MBA Marine » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:56 am

I cant say I frequent the place much as I live over 20miles away and have to drive back! but I agree it is a nice pub, I hope this management team run it better than the last, well having said that my 8yr old could do better than the last!!
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Re: The Buck, Thorpe st Andrew

Postby Freedom » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:14 pm

So much in the pub trade, you have to make your own luck. With three other hostelries in walking distance, the last people seemed to make their own bad luck, effectively sending customers elsewhere from what I have been told.
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Re: The Buck, Thorpe st Andrew

Postby MBA Marine » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:57 am

There was ale on tap for the Christmas lights night, but they didn't have new pump clip labels in time, the last manager swiped the old ones when she went! says it about her character really!! Locals seem happy to have the Buck back, the Rushcutters do not encourage people coming in for a drink they want you in for meals, the Buck is far more the old school boozer.
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Re: The Buck, Thorpe st Andrew

Postby TudorRose » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:08 pm

Interesting looking at the comments on here. We went to the Buck on the way home on a Sunday early this year and because we didn't wish to order food immediately we were mainly ignored. We went over to the Rushcutters and enjoyed a lovely meal with Pete and kids in tow so seemed the Buck's loss.

As the Rushcutter is a Spirit pub I also enjoy a healthy third off each time we visit so have been more tempted to go there.

Knowing the Buck is under new management we'll certainly give it another try, just please don't jump on me for a food order the minute I walk through the door though. .d.
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Re: The Buck, Thorpe st Andrew

Postby Freedom » Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:10 am

We saw one clip turned around and the rest of the pump handles were empty. There was a queue and we wanted a pint of ale, so with no indication that ale was on offer (quite the opposite actually) we went elsewhere.

Shame that a label couldn't have been put on the one clip that was there as we'd have probably stayed.
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