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Gastropubs. [Jun. 19th, 2009|02:39 pm]
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So, since I have been going on to hoshuteki for a while about doing some SCIENCE on the subject of gastropubs, and he has now published his thoughts on the subject on his excellent Pubology blog, I thought I should get my finger out and get started on the science. Here is my preliminary survey.

Please note: This is about "gastropub vs. pub", not "gastropub vs. restaurant" or "gastropub vs. anything else".

Please read the scoring instructions before you begin. You don't have to answer every item, but I'll assume a score of 3 for non-answered items unless you talk me out of it in the comments. Please comment if you think anything is confusing. Please also comment if you can think of any other items that should be included.

You can change your answers at any time, using the normal LiveJournal poll mechanism which I will link to once I know the poll ID.

Scoring:

  • 0 - an establishment with this feature is not a gastropub, regardless of any other features
  • 1 - an establishment with this feature is almost certainly not a gastropub
  • 2 - an establishment with this feature is probably not a gastropub
  • 3 - an establishment with this feature might be a gastropub or might not
  • 4 - an establishment with this feature is probably a gastropub
  • 5 - an establishment with this feature is almost certainly a gastropub
  • 6 - an establishment with this feature is definitely a gastropub, regardless of any other features

Entirely carpeted floor:

Mean: 2.55 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.71
0
0(0.0%)
1
3(9.7%)
2
9(29.0%)
3
18(58.1%)
4
1(3.2%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)

Partially carpeted floor:

Mean: 2.87 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.49
0
0(0.0%)
1
1(3.2%)
2
3(9.7%)
3
26(83.9%)
4
1(3.2%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)

Lighting too low to comfortably read a book:

Mean: 2.97 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.64
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
7(21.9%)
3
19(59.4%)
4
6(18.8%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)

Has at least one fruit/quiz/games machine:

Mean: 1.31 Median: 1 Std. Dev 0.63
0
2(6.2%)
1
19(59.4%)
2
10(31.2%)
3
1(3.1%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)

Has at least one TV or flatscreen:

Mean: 1.78 Median: 2 Std. Dev 0.86
0
1(3.1%)
1
12(37.5%)
2
13(40.6%)
3
5(15.6%)
4
1(3.1%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)

Has at least one TV or flatscreen which is usually switched on:

Mean: 1.31 Median: 1 Std. Dev 0.95
0
6(18.8%)
1
14(43.8%)
2
9(28.1%)
3
2(6.2%)
4
1(3.1%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)

Provides newspapers:

Mean: 3.35 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.70
0
0(0.0%)
1
1(3.2%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
18(58.1%)
4
11(35.5%)
5
1(3.2%)
6
0(0.0%)

Mismatched chairs

Mean: 3.13 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.72
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
6(20.0%)
3
14(46.7%)
4
10(33.3%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)

Unvarnished tables

Mean: 3.42 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.94
0
0(0.0%)
1
1(3.2%)
2
3(9.7%)
3
13(41.9%)
4
10(32.3%)
5
4(12.9%)
6
0(0.0%)

Hand-cut and/or triple-cooked chips on the menu:

Mean: 4.29 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.89
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
1(3.2%)
3
5(16.1%)
4
10(32.3%)
5
14(45.2%)
6
1(3.2%)

Chalkboard with specials (written in actual chalk, not painted on):

Mean: 4.06 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.88
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
9(29.0%)
4
13(41.9%)
5
7(22.6%)
6
2(6.5%)

Describes itself as a gastropub (on menus, on its website, on signs, whatever):

Mean: 4.53 Median: 4.5 Std. Dev 0.83
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
3(9.4%)
4
13(40.6%)
5
12(37.5%)
6
4(12.5%)

Doesn't have any handpulls/handpumps for real ale:

Mean: 2.42 Median: 3 Std. Dev 1.13
0
3(9.7%)
1
4(12.9%)
2
3(9.7%)
3
20(64.5%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
1(3.2%)
6
0(0.0%)

Has at least one handpull/handpump for real ale:

Mean: 3.10 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.30
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
27(90.0%)
4
3(10.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)

Has more than one handpull/handpump for real ale:

Mean: 3.00 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.51
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
4(12.9%)
3
23(74.2%)
4
4(12.9%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)

Has real ale on gravity (a cask with a tap that gets opened to let beer fall out with no need for a handpull):

Mean: 2.81 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.74
0
0(0.0%)
1
3(9.7%)
2
3(9.7%)
3
22(71.0%)
4
3(9.7%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)

Has real cider (i.e. not Strongbow, Magners, etc):

Mean: 3.10 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.64
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
5(16.1%)
3
18(58.1%)
4
8(25.8%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)

Has a wine list:

Mean: 3.75 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.71
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
13(40.6%)
4
14(43.8%)
5
5(15.6%)
6
0(0.0%)

Has a cocktail menu:

Mean: 3.16 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.95
0
0(0.0%)
1
1(3.2%)
2
6(19.4%)
3
13(41.9%)
4
10(32.3%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
1(3.2%)

Some or all of the tables are set with cutlery and/or napkins and/or wine glasses and/or tablecloths:

Mean: 4.55 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.61
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
16(51.6%)
5
13(41.9%)
6
2(6.5%)

Has an area set aside for diners that you're not allowed to sit in if you're just drinking:

Mean: 4.13 Median: 5 Std. Dev 1.07
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
2(6.5%)
3
9(29.0%)
4
4(12.9%)
5
15(48.4%)
6
1(3.2%)

Has stools at the bar:

Mean: 2.74 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.51
0
0(0.0%)
1
1(3.2%)
2
6(19.4%)
3
24(77.4%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)

Has a significant amount of space for standing-up drinking:

Mean: 2.10 Median: 2 Std. Dev 0.69
0
0(0.0%)
1
6(19.4%)
2
16(51.6%)
3
9(29.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)

You're expected to wait to be seated:

Mean: 4.78 Median: 5 Std. Dev 1.24
0
1(3.1%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
3(9.4%)
4
5(15.6%)
5
14(43.8%)
6
9(28.1%)

You're expected to seat yourself:

Mean: 2.87 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.61
0
0(0.0%)
1
1(3.2%)
2
5(16.1%)
3
22(71.0%)
4
3(9.7%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)

Staff are wearing uniforms:

Mean: 3.16 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.68
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
3(9.7%)
3
22(71.0%)
4
4(12.9%)
5
2(6.5%)
6
0(0.0%)

Doesn't do food:

Mean: 0.09 Median: 0 Std. Dev 0.29
0
29(90.6%)
1
3(9.4%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)

Does food at lunchtimes only:

Mean: 1.32 Median: 1 Std. Dev 1.03
0
7(22.6%)
1
12(38.7%)
2
8(25.8%)
3
3(9.7%)
4
1(3.2%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)

Does food in the evening only:

Mean: 2.06 Median: 2 Std. Dev 1.13
0
2(6.5%)
1
9(29.0%)
2
8(25.8%)
3
10(32.3%)
4
1(3.2%)
5
1(3.2%)
6
0(0.0%)

Does food at lunchtimes and in the evening, but not in between:

Mean: 2.87 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.75
0
0(0.0%)
1
2(6.5%)
2
4(12.9%)
3
22(71.0%)
4
2(6.5%)
5
1(3.2%)
6
0(0.0%)

Does food all day:

Mean: 3.19 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.64
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
2(6.5%)
3
23(74.2%)
4
4(12.9%)
5
2(6.5%)
6
0(0.0%)

Does breakfast:

Mean: 2.97 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.75
0
0(0.0%)
1
2(6.7%)
2
3(10.0%)
3
19(63.3%)
4
6(20.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)

Does afternoon tea and/or cream tea:

Mean: 3.58 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.98
0
0(0.0%)
1
1(3.2%)
2
1(3.2%)
3
14(45.2%)
4
10(32.3%)
5
4(12.9%)
6
1(3.2%)

Table service for food if you want it:

Mean: 3.74 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.80
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
1(3.2%)
3
11(35.5%)
4
15(48.4%)
5
3(9.7%)
6
1(3.2%)

Table service for drinks if you want it:

Mean: 4.10 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.78
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
6(19.4%)
4
18(58.1%)
5
5(16.1%)
6
2(6.5%)

Mandatory table service for food:

Mean: 4.47 Median: 5 Std. Dev 0.85
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
5(16.7%)
4
8(26.7%)
5
15(50.0%)
6
2(6.7%)

Mandatory table service for drinks:

Mean: 4.58 Median: 5 Std. Dev 1.45
0
2(6.5%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
2(6.5%)
4
6(19.4%)
5
14(45.2%)
6
7(22.6%)

Bread and/or olives and/or crudites etc brought when you sit down:

Mean: 4.81 Median: 5 Std. Dev 1.16
0
1(3.1%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
1(3.1%)
4
7(21.9%)
5
15(46.9%)
6
8(25.0%)

Pay for your meal before you eat it:

Mean: 2.39 Median: 2 Std. Dev 0.66
0
0(0.0%)
1
3(9.7%)
2
13(41.9%)
3
15(48.4%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)

Pay for your meal after you eat it:

Mean: 3.90 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.78
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
10(32.3%)
4
15(48.4%)
5
5(16.1%)
6
1(3.2%)

Menu changes every week:

Mean: 4.35 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.90
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
1(3.2%)
3
4(12.9%)
4
11(35.5%)
5
13(41.9%)
6
2(6.5%)

Menu changes around once a month:

Mean: 3.65 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.74
0
0(0.0%)
1
0(0.0%)
2
2(6.5%)
3
10(32.3%)
4
16(51.6%)
5
3(9.7%)
6
0(0.0%)

Menu changes around once every 2-3 months:

Mean: 2.94 Median: 3 Std. Dev 0.84
0
0(0.0%)
1
2(6.5%)
2
5(16.1%)
3
18(58.1%)
4
5(16.1%)
5
1(3.2%)
6
0(0.0%)

Menu changes less often:

Mean: 2.19 Median: 2 Std. Dev 0.74
0
0(0.0%)
1
5(16.1%)
2
16(51.6%)
3
9(29.0%)
4
1(3.2%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)

Menu never changes:

Mean: 1.33 Median: 1 Std. Dev 0.75
0
3(10.0%)
1
16(53.3%)
2
9(30.0%)
3