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Price of a boot

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Price of a boot


Please can someone advise on the price of the boots of beer?

Also how much is it for lunch in a restaurant e..g baguette and chips or pizza etc

thank you

Devizes, United...
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1. Re: Price of a boot

Hi there

We fell for this trick many years ago, fortunately it wasn't my round though...;0) I don't know if the wellington boots are actually priced on the tariffs as the bar owners use them as a scam. You sit down, order a "large beer" which you assume will be 500ml and around €3-4, then get served with the boot, for which they will charge you pretty much what they think they can get away with.

We were charged €8 each but I'm sure people have posted on here to say they were charged as much as €12. Unless you actually want a "boot" and are prepared to pay for it, I'd just look for a place away from the main tourist squares where prices and quantities are much more affordable.

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I notice from your other posts that you are a big fan of the boots of beer. There cannot be many visitors to Rhodes who count a boot of beer as the highlight of their visit!

Don't you find the chilled beer has gone warm before you have chance to finish the boot of beer?

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we were scammed as well in the main square in old Rhodes town 3 years ago. They make a big smiley fuss of you to get you to sit down, we ordered "2 beers" and were served with steins. It all looked great fun at first but once the beers were served we had no attention whatsoever from the staff, not even when we asked for the bill, he just pointed towards the counter.. the bill was 20 euros. Never again !

Just walk a few yards into the back streets and you will get a fantastic meal and drink for a fraction of the prices on the square - and a better experience all round.

Edited: 30 January 2013, 13:11
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The most important thing as others have said, is to make sure you know how much it is before you order!!

Also, the parrot bar in Rhodes Town has a very poor reputation:


Please don't give them your custom!

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GBfromDevizes got off lucky - a friend of mine had to pay 21€ for a "Boot" he didn't really want after ordering a big beer. And that was in 2010! As other posters have said - Avoid the Parrot Bar at all costs. and get out of the main squares, though if all you want to eat is Pizza and chips then just buy a slice from any of the kiosk type vendors. Generally about 1€ - 1.50€ a big slice

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