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The Colby is potentially £20k a week business in the right hands.

 

Not that there is any motivation to do it being paid 25k a year by the brewery.

3k a day, every day?

 

That's 1000 pints, or 100 £30 meals EVERY DAY!!

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It is a very doable number.

 

A busy pub food restaurant can easily do 150 to 200 covers a day. Easily.

 

My gran when she was alive and still working worked at various pubs doing pub lunches etc and they would think nothing of doing 130 plus covers just at lunch time.

 

20k a week turnover easy. Jaks and Barbary Coast both turn over substantially more than that per week.

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It is a very doable number.

A busy pub food restaurant can easily do 150 to 200 covers a day. Easily.

My gran when she was alive and still working worked at various pubs doing pub lunches etc and they would think nothing of doing 130 plus covers just at lunch time.

20k a week turnover easy. Jaks and Barbary Coast both turn over substantially more than that per week.

yeh and they are not in fucking colby
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Just booked into Ramsey. Bugger me it's not cheap - I hope for that price I get a shouty Ramsey man calling me a fucking come over English twat. Even though I was delivered in the Jane, I expect nothing less for the price I paid.

 

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Change in culture and lifestyles over the years is in my view the biggest reason for the decline in pubs. They were where blue collar workers went for a couple of pints after work. The community revolved around the local. That has long not been the case.

 

There was a very interesting piece on the radio this week about "millennials" and about why they are drinking and going out less than previous generations. In a nut shell much was down money with debt student loans and the competitive job market having a big impact. The other was social medium with "millennialls" doing much of their socialising via social media. Apparently a chat up line for a date is "fancy coming around for Netflixs and a chill"

 

Apparently more than 50% of nights have closed in the UK, and towns such as Scunthorpe which has a population not much smaller than the IoM closed its last nightclub recently. For various reasons peoples attitudes are changing and it is not just down to the price of a pint or whether it is a decent brewery. Thinking that shows our age.

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It is a very doable number.

 

A busy pub food restaurant can easily do 150 to 200 covers a day. Easily.

 

My gran when she was alive and still working worked at various pubs doing pub lunches etc and they would think nothing of doing 130 plus covers just at lunch time.

 

20k a week turnover easy. Jaks and Barbary Coast both turn over substantially more than that per week.

 

Good luck with that idea. Sounds like one pub for the whole Island (almost).

 

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It is a very doable number.

 

A busy pub food restaurant can easily do 150 to 200 covers a day. Easily.

 

My gran when she was alive and still working worked at various pubs doing pub lunches etc and they would think nothing of doing 130 plus covers just at lunch time.

 

20k a week turnover easy. Jaks and Barbary Coast both

 

turn over substantially more than that per week.

I would agree with you, if it was 1970 and we didn't have drink drive laws.

 

Loads of out of town pubs did well back then.

 

I reckon if you can do those sort of figures in Colby, averaged out through the year including dark wet day in January and October you should be on to the brewery forthwith, or better still open your own place of its so easy.

 

You are bright enough to see the difference between Jaks and the Colby Glen right?

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It is a very doable number.

 

A busy pub food restaurant can easily do 150 to 200 covers a day. Easily.

 

My gran when she was alive and still working worked at various pubs doing pub lunches etc and they would think nothing of doing 130 plus covers just at lunch time.

 

20k a week turnover easy. Jaks and Barbary Coast both

 

turn over substantially more than that per week.

I would agree with you, if it was 1970 and we didn't have drink drive laws.

 

Loads of out of town pubs did well back then.

 

I reckon if you can do those sort of figures in Colby, averaged out through the year including dark wet day in January and October you should be on to the brewery forthwith, or better still open your own place of its so easy.

 

You are bright enough to see the difference between Jaks and the Colby Glen right?

Yes. I'm more than bright enough.

 

Location makes little difference with a decent food business. The Waterfall and Hawthorn good examples of that.

 

The Colby is a big property and much underutilised.

 

The brewery won't ever achieve it because no one should be mug enough to knock their pan put for the 25000 quid a yesr they might get out of it.

 

There is room for three apartments probably upstairs. And plenty of land with it.

 

And a brand new housing estate on the doorstep.

 

Play area for the kids. Could be a very very busy family pub with function capabilities for the weekend.

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It is a very doable number.

 

A busy pub food restaurant can easily do 150 to 200 covers a day. Easily.

 

My gran when she was alive and still working worked at various pubs doing pub lunches etc and they would think nothing of doing 130 plus covers just at lunch time.

 

20k a week turnover easy. Jaks and Barbary Coast both turn over substantially more than that per week.

Good luck with that idea. Sounds like one pub for the whole Island (almost).

 

'Everyone is an expert'

It's common sense.

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The Waterfall is shut again. Certainly was TT week.

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The Isle of Man is held back by monopolies and private owners charging huge unrealistic rents which businesses can't afford ! ask Castletown !

 

The Colby has huge potential, the new houses have put lots of people within walking distance should be a vibrant place I agree.

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It is a very doable number.

 

A busy pub food restaurant can easily do 150 to 200 covers a day. Easily.

 

My gran when she was alive and still working worked at various pubs doing pub lunches etc and they would think nothing of doing 130 plus covers just at lunch time.

 

20k a week turnover easy. Jaks and Barbary Coast both

 

turn over substantially more than that per week.

I would agree with you, if it was 1970 and we didn't have drink drive laws.

 

Loads of out of town pubs did well back then.

 

I reckon if you can do those sort of figures in Colby, averaged out through the year including dark wet day in January and October you should be on to the brewery forthwith, or better still open your own place of its so easy.

 

You are bright enough to see the difference between Jaks and the Colby Glen right?

Yes. I'm more than bright enough.

 

Location makes little difference with a decent food business. The Waterfall and Hawthorn good examples of that.

 

The Colby is a big property and much underutilised.

 

The brewery won't ever achieve it because no one should be mug enough to knock their pan put for the 25000 quid a yesr they might get out of it.

 

There is room for three apartments probably upstairs. And plenty of land with it.

 

And a brand new housing estate on the doorstep.

 

Play area for the kids. Could be a very very busy family pub with function capabilities for the weekend.

The Waterfall has changed hands a number of times recently. Last I heard it was closed. Last time we were there there were 2 others in there on a sunny summers evening.

 

I think you are deluded. Even the Creg has many lunch and dinners through the year when you might only see single figures of people in there.

 

£3,000 a day, might be doable on 20-30 busy days a year. Certainly not year round

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A shooting gallery would do more business than a pub in pully

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