Registered On: December 23, 2013
I go to Castleford Tigers on a regular basis, slightly different rules on the sale of alcohol I know but we have ‘Bottle Bars’ dotted around the ground which to be honest are just glorified sheds serving beers and spirits manned by two people with an extra person who flits between the other bottle bars.
All the bottles are plastic, served cold from fridges, which are topped up by this extra person who moves around the bottle bars when the fridges run low which always seem to be full throughout the game.
If someone wants a draught pint (usually Guinness and bitter with an extra cider pump) it is served quickly (depending on number ordered).
The queues are minimal (3-4 minutes) including during the usual busy periods (just before kick off and at half time) and payment is taken by both cash and card.
The bars close with 5 minutes to go, the tills are read and stock is counted.
They are continuously busy but seem to run smoothly to the untrained eye, if only we had someone who worked in the hospitality industry in the club who could run our bars and kiosks more effectively.