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We only ever eat out in pubs when we go on our Easter and summer hols, but this is what I always do: If the food has been good, we've been looked after and I pay at the bar at the end, I'll say to the person behind the bar 'I never know what to do with tips in pubs, so could I buy you, the waitress and the chef a drink?' If I've paid for it when I ordered ...


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I travelled with Buses between most of the big cities in the north-west and south, no experience with the "wild" east. A lot of people are curious and will ask you where you are from what you are doing in Turkey, where you are going and if you love Turkey. Even if you have not asked for it, they will give you travel advices. They will test there foreign ...


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My skinflint tipping strategy in pubs and restaurants is thus: If in a chain pub like 'Spoons or somewhere, where you pay when you order, I never leave a tip. See if the bill already includes an 'Optional' service charge. If so, I don't tip. Remove the price of all alcohol from the bill, then leave a 10% tip on the remainder. I'm already paying over the ...


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Check-out from Montenegro I have checked-out in Porto Montenegro. There is comfortable service: marina crew will help you with all procedure (for free, if you stay a night here). All activities ~ 1 hour. It's possible to do all procedures in Zelenika. Check-in in Croatia There are customs docks in Cavtat town, nice small town. It takes 40 minutes and 100 ...


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In this situation I would say that tipping would be considered odd/unusual. You would usually tip the waiter/waitress in a restaurant or pub if you were paying at the table. I.e. they presented you with a bill at the end of your meal; the tip being in response to receiving what you considered to be good service. If you were paying in advance for your meal ...


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I'm British, have lived in the South-East of England all my life and have been using pubs for 30 years all over the UK. There are pubs and there are pubs. Many UK "pubs" are now basically restaurants in an old pub building. Hardly anyone sits at the bar and drinks. Your food - and the bill - are brought to your table. In these, normal restaurant rules ...


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You don't tip in pubs; at least, not in the South around London. If you appreciate the barman/barmaid, offer to buy them a drink when you buy your round. This is a reminder that they are ordinary people like you who like a drink, and not just servants. They may pour their drink on the spot, or they may choose not to and drink later; in that case, they will ...


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You'll often find (sometimes improvised) tip jars next to the cash register, or somewhere behind the counter. If you feel like tipping you can place your cash in there. For completeness sake look for something like this: Image courtesy of blogspot.


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Tipping is optional in general in the UK, rather than customary. Especially in a pub food environment, it's unexpected (much more common when the bill is brought to your table), although always of course welcomed. In general if you are tipping, it is done at approximately the same time as paying. The normal way of tipping in a pub where money is exchanged ...


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This is an experience answer, no links from me here. As a regular visitor to the UK and going out with locals, I have seen both. In a busy pub, most people do not leave money on the table as the staff can miss it being there. But when the pub is quiet, like after the end of the lunch rush, it is quite common to see people leaving money on the table. Photo ...


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I have returned from my trip and would like to share some of my insight. The other answers here are similar to what I experienced so I thought it would be useful to share additional information that I wish I had known before traveling. Note that I stayed in the Dubai Marina area which has many more Westerners than older parts of the city (such as Deira) and ...


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Speaking as someone who used to serve, I'd prefer if you filled out the tip line yourself. Since I had to add up the tip lines at the end of the night to calculate tips, if the tip line wasn't filled out then I'd have to do all the math myself and then fill it in. It's not a huge deal, but it doesn't actually make anything easier. Also, we didn't have to ...



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