People who do not speak English well, or even people who do not want to speak a lot, will often resort to received gestures to indicate what they are after. Some of these are almost universally understood everywhere...
As an example, many people would know that the received gesture for "May I have the bill please" is to hold an imaginary pencil in the air and make a scribble.
Received gestures are also useful where the ambience is not conducive to speaking, like loud pubs and where there's a distance between the customer and the server. Some of these can be quite arcane and restricted to local knowledge. To order a 'London Pride' in a noisy pub for example, one can use their right hand to make a patting gesture over their heart. Another gesture that is received in the UK is to pretend one is pulling on a barrel tap; this seems to indicate that the customer wants an ale.
Question: what, if any, are the received gestures to differentiate between a pint and a half pint in the UK? Or if UK is too broad, then more specifically the region inside the London Orbital?
Note: 'received': adjective: conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers ("Received standard English is sometimes called the King's English (British") from OneLook