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Hi all to you Forum members. Here is a question if you can answer this one for me please. Is it Cheaper to Eat on board your Boat then go to a Pub for a Drink or Two after that? As I think by doing that as to using all the facility's on board you Boat doing the cooking as to spending more then you need to in a Pub a part from having a few drinks?

Andrew.

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Hi Andrew
you could bypass the pub all-together by getting a few tins in from the supermarket
But please remember if you are a holiday maker that all persons on board are on holiday including female partners so i am sure that everyone would relish the opportunity to get away from the normal home routine
we just keep enough on board to throw a meal together at breakfast plus an evening meal if we are not near a pub but we eat out as much as possible  

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I am very odd indeed, I actually like cooking on a boat!  Everything is to hand and the meals tend to be quite simple.  

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quote:"......
you could bypass the pub all-together by getting a few tins in from the supermarket
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That would be great if there was beer fit to drink available in tins.

We normally cook on board, and it's more primitive than most as we're often on a Hunters boat with the cooker outside in the well, no fridge and no electricity. That doesn't stop us doing full English breakfasts and three course dinners. There's something very satisfying in producing a quality meal in basic circumstances.

As for drink, we tend to drink wine and save beer for when we get to the pub, although I occasionally take home brewed beer which is (though I say it myself) far superior to anything that can be bought in a tin.

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I like Lisa enjoy meals on board as we tend to take some frozen home made curries. Plenty of tinned stuff and a trip to a good butchers for bacon/sausages you can cook up a hearty meal !

In fact been making some currries this week for the freezer so some may make it in October !!

Whatever you like to do just enjoy yourselves that's why you're there and only you know your budget  Cheers

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We also enjoy most of our meals on the boat, like Lisa & Jojo i love being creative in a confined space & get a sense of achievement when i cook a tasty meal. We are usually on a budget & bring enough food with us for a few days, & top up  our supplies at the village shops along the way.We do usually manage to eat out though a few times in 2 weeks. As for drinking,we usually have a few bottles of beer on board, but do try to visit a pub most days, just depends on how we feel on the day really. Cheers

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And that's the thing isn't it? We mix it.  My soon-to-be daughter-in-
law made us a simple pasta dish last night that was a "must" for the
boat

We should remember (gently) that many pubs exist on their food
sales and if we don't patronise them for that during our time on the
Broads we might lose them!  

A bit of a mix is a good thing!


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We also belong to the eat aboard club ….We nearly
always choose to take our main meal of the day in the
evening, so eating aboard obviously gives us a  larger
choice of quieter moorings.
We don’t like being moored  outside a pub for the night
with all the comings and goings to and from
neighbouring boats that such a mooring entails. We can
choose peaceful spots where we can enjoy watching the
evening sun go down whilst sipping the odd glass or two
of a favourite Merlot or Chardonnay .
We take turns at cooking , some of our meals are very
simple dishes, often straight out of tins (that is
generally when it is my turn to cook ) Sometimes the
meals are much more elaborate.  Roast meat, roast
potatoes peas and carrots even Yorkshire pudding  etc
and often Italian type dishes with pasta which Jan
cooks very well .
Last week as we had company aboard for the day we
decided to venture into a waterside pub for lunch
..What a big mistake that was.. We had to wait over an
hour after ordering before our meals were served, four
lots of ham egg and chips with four small lager
shandies cost just over £42.00 and used up over two
hours of our day cruise .
We could easily have produced this meal aboard  for
less than a tenner .
So from a costing point of view eating aboard is much
cheaper .
Drinking aboard , especially if you are fond of the odd
glass of wine is miles cheaper .
Regards
Brian


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We do barbeque a few times a week (easy with the portable gas jobbie), we have cooked on once so far in the four weeks in 2011(Curry at Oulten Broad two weeks ago)and we do go to pub for meals (kings Arms and the Bridge Inn are favs at the moment) We stick to wine cheaply purchased in Germany on board and the brews are kept for the rare pub visits as parting with so much wonga for a pint of liquid refreshment makles my blood boil after 9 years abroad. Proper planning and a good cool box / fridge combo go a massively long way to ensuring successful meal and beverage routine on a boat.
Now any of those nice folks that like cooking on a boat fancy signing up as crew?

Life is too short

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When we younger, with a family of three primary school-age children, we used to eat on board to keep the costs down. It was a bit of a challenge feeding five on a 21foot Mayland with a two burner paraffin stove, but it did have a grill and an oven (though no regulator).

I thought we did well. However, now we have a larger boat with a gas cooker, all be it still with a two burner hob, grill and an oven, I thought we would be able to recapture those simple meals we used to make. However, my three children (now in their twenties) will not let me live down the simple meals we used to prepare, and now say “if we eat onboard Crossbow (our new boat) please don't give us tinned potatoes and tinned meatballs like we used to have on Miss Krystin”.

So I guess that every time I served out these simple meals in the old days, the kids must have shaken in horror. I never noticed. Frown

To end on a positive note (of sorts), a ghastly snack the children did enjoy was something we called "Rich Tea Pizzas". These were rich tea biscuits with a dab of tomato ketchup, and topped with cheddar cheese, then grilled. The kids really liked them. Oh what a strange thing the palette is.  Smile



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