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Posted: 06.05.2022  ·  #1
I made the Bars listed on Motorhome Parking Ireland free for everyone, no need to buy the app, to support bars in Ireland and NI. Yes there are google maps, but they are quite useless, clumsy, awkward, no reviews etc etc.

It seems now that quite a few are going to make us regret that as they are starting to introduce higher charges. The whole idea is Motorhome owners bring custom to Bars, if they don't spend money in the premises then the premises charge them. Recommended is €10 with no services, we don't need services.

It's not uncommon to spend well over €150 or £150 in a bar with food & drink so why would the bar charge for Parking, it seems greed is the order of the day. A couple of bars have went ahead and installed not needed services, thats all welcome, but when you start pricing that Parking at €15 + then its not going to get used by people frequenting the premises.

Another review added today with a bar charging €10 for Parking even when you spend money in the bar and you have to pay in cash at the local shop.

Some bars are going to turn people away. We all know who they are.

Pubs/restaurants who provide Parking for a charge should discount the charge from any bar/restaurant bill over a specified amount.


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Posted: 09.06.2022  ·  #3
Which one?


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Posted: 09.06.2022  ·  #4
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Which one?


Templars Inn €20
+1 more that its now €10 and you pay in a shop with cash, even when you visit the bar, It'll come to me.


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Posted: 11.07.2022  ·  #5
Another bar now charging €20 according to latest review, Nevins Newfield Inn. They really don't get it do they?


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Posted: 11.07.2022  ·  #7
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Another bar now charging €20 according to latest review, Nevins Newfield Inn. They really don't get it do they?


For anybody that is wondering where Nevins is its in Newport Co Mayo,
greed is a terrible thing,

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Posted: 11.07.2022  ·  #8
Ally.... is there a possibility for you to change the colour of the pint glass to show where the more expensive pubs are?


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Posted: 11.07.2022  ·  #9
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Ally.... is there a possibility for you to change the colour of the pint glass to show where the more expensive pubs are?


No chance of that at the moment. In a few months, certainly an option.

Everyone should always read the reviews before going to a place, even if they have been before.

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Posted: 11.07.2022  ·  #10
Maybe even just show the glass half full or empty - like their car park.

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Posted: 11.07.2022  ·  #11
Are they trying to charge people away from the place.... it's just bad business

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Posted: 17.07.2022  ·  #12
Stopped at The Seaview Tavern Donegal yesterday, the staff could not have been more helpful. Massive field to park in free and the food was great. Had lunch and a pint and evening meal and another pint. Overall spent over €80. If I was spending €20 to stay I might not have bought the meals


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Stopped at The Seaview Tavern Donegal yesterday, the staff could not have been more helpful. Massive field to park in free and the food was great. Had lunch and a pint and evening meal and another pint. Overall spent over €80. If I was spending €20 to stay I might not have bought the meals


Tommy that’s exactly what some of the publicans have yet to grasp.


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Quote by TommyS

Stopped at The Seaview Tavern Donegal yesterday, the staff could not have been more helpful. Massive field to park in free and the food was great. Had lunch and a pint and evening meal and another pint. Overall spent over €80. If I was spending €20 to stay I might not have bought the meals


Tommy that’s exactly what some of the publicans have yet to grasp.

I wonder if it's the owner or the poor sod who's task it is to run the place.

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Posted: 21.08.2022  ·  #16
Might need to have a different icon in the app for these

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Just noticed it’s already been suggested

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Posted: 21.08.2022  ·  #18
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Maybe just removing them would be best! 😳😁


Nah, always good to have options, but I wouldn’t feel obligated to spend in the establishment if they want to charge just for Parking anyway.


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skull and cross bones icon might be the one to use perhaps...lol!

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When it only takes one person to complain to change the way a company does things across the nation 5% is a global movement lol

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You could easily drop a hundred Euro in a bar
Where there is served and four or five drinks
Guinness is five Euro on average a couple would spend
Fifty maybe sixty on a good night
If you are going to park the next day for most of the day the a small charge would be acceptable
Nothing more than a tenner
I was in sneeem last week for the storey telling festival 30€ for Parking
50€ for diesel
40€ for messages
And hundred thrown over the counter
While not an overly expensive weekend
Venues that were free last couple of years now have a 5€ charge
I might shop and buy a few drinks park and on the street next to a bus

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Posted: 18.11.2022  ·  #25
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Well that got a lot of discussion, does no one care what bars charge anymore? :-/


If it's too expensive,we just won't go there , but it's an individual choice and if the bars cop on to no business they should change their minds

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Well that got a lot of discussion, does no one care what bars charge anymore? :-/


We can discuss it until the battery runs out, it's not going to change the mind of publican, who sees a group of people with excess money ( ie, a motorhome /camper)
Now if a handfull of vans pull in, and drive away because there is a charge on the carpark, they might just take notice, but that might require someone to go in and make the point of that is what you're doing.

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We can discuss it until the battery runs out, it's not going to change the mind of publicans


The poll, albeit on shitbook, had an effect. The desired one we are looking for.

Never give up the fight.

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Posted: 19.11.2022  ·  #28
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You could easily drop a hundred Euro in a bar
Where there is served and four or five drinks
Guinness is five Euro on average a couple would spend
Fifty maybe sixty on a good night
If you are going to park the next day for most of the day the a small charge would be acceptable
Nothing more than a tenner
I was in sneeem last week for the storey telling festival 30€ for Parking
50€ for diesel
40€ for messages
And hundred thrown over the counter
While not an overly expensive weekend
Venues that were free last couple of years now have a 5€ charge
I might shop and buy a few drinks park and on the street next to a bus


€40 for messages . ???????


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Quote by Ametyst

You could easily drop a hundred Euro in a bar
Where there is served and four or five drinks
Guinness is five Euro on average a couple would spend
Fifty maybe sixty on a good night
If you are going to park the next day for most of the day the a small charge would be acceptable
Nothing more than a tenner
I was in sneeem last week for the storey telling festival 30€ for Parking
50€ for diesel
40€ for messages
And hundred thrown over the counter
While not an overly expensive weekend
Venues that were free last couple of years now have a 5€ charge
I might shop and buy a few drinks park and on the street next to a bus


€40 for messages . ???????


😂

I haven’t heard shopping called ‘messages’ in a long time, as a kid we were sent to the shops for the messages 😂


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Posted: 19.11.2022  ·  #30
sure im an auold fellow
21€ for tobaco so 20 for the messages
i still lisen to the wireless
still pay tax and stamp

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