We are taking extra measures to ensure the safety of our guests and our staff. These include:
We, The SU, are committed to the fight against the climate crisis. As an organisation we are looking at everything we do and how we can make changes to reduce our own carbon emissions.
There’s still lots more to be done. Here are the changes we are working towards:
Reducing emissions through our menu
Everything we eat has an impact on the environment and some foods have a greater impact than others. That’s why we are working to give you more foods with lower carbon emissions including more vegetarian and vegan options.
Improved dietary requirements
By improving our vegan options, we will offer more dairy-free options. We are also working on how to provide gluten-free alternatives in a safe way from our kitchen.
We are working with the University to provided cardboard bins to dispose of pizza boxes. We are also working towards effective composting of the Vegware takeaway packaging. Vegware lets off less harmful toxins than regular waste when put in landfill, but when composted can help to nourish British soil, support healthy plant growth and reduce the risk of flooding.
No more paper tickets
We are currently working with our ticket provider for club nights such as Score to implement ticketless entry to our events and club nights. This will reduce the amount of paper printing we do each year. You may see some ticketless events this year as we try out our new systems.
Cold drink cups
We are working to find a replacement for the Starbucks Cold Drink cups for the iced coffees which are particularly popular in the summer.
We are joining up our food and drink suppliers, where possible, to ensure deliveries make one trip to campus for all outlets. This will reduce the emissions of our suppliers who might have to make repeat or additional trips.
Access to the Plug Bar during the Plug Bar opening hours – Use Norwood house North passenger lift. Then through our 1 East entrance.
For Club nights and special events please see a member of our door staff. They can be found on the doors to the Tub or within the Student Centre.
The venue has an event control room which looks over the night club when operating, with 19 CCTV cameras.
At both the Plug & Tub you can ask for ‘Spikeys’ free of charge. Spikeys are an anti-spiking product which fits tightly in bottles, blocking the entrance from being open to having additional substances added! Just ask any staff member when ordering your drink.
We also now have StopTopps, these are versatile drink protectors. They are single-use foils that can be put over a drink, and are suitable for any drinking vessel, including cans, bottles, and glasses. Made from small sheets of aluminium foil, through which you can insert a straw for easy drinking. This makes it difficult for anything to be added to your drink without your knowledge.
All bar and security staff are trained on drink spiking awareness as well as on the use of our SU Safe Taxi Scheme, which gives you a safe transport option home when needed.
Security have increased frequency of on-the-door searching and additional training will be incorporated into the nightly bar briefing for all staff.
The Student Centre has a safe area for students to use if they feel unwell and need to rest during a night out. Please contact the nearest member of staff if you feel unwell for directions.
Everybody reacts differently to any situation. You shouldn’t feel under any pressure to respond in a particular way. If you want to, you could:
The SU opearates a Safe Taxi Scheme.
Find out more here: https://www.thesubath.com/advice/safe-taxi/
The Plug & Tub is a members-only venue.
Strictly no under 18s. Everyone, regardless of how old they may appear, will be asked for ID on the door.
If you appear to be under the age of 25 you may be asked for proof of age when purchasing alcohol at the bar.
We will only accept an in-date passport or card UK Drivers License as valid ID.
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable.
Refunds will not be issued if admission to an event is refused.
The go-to campus spot to meet with friends, have a few drinks, play pool, chill with a coffee or dance the night away.
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During term time, make the most of some fantastic daily deals on food and drink, the best way to unwind after a day of studying.
Any Plug Burger & a Pint from £7.50
17:00 - 20:00
The Sharing Platter - A double helping of Chicken’N’Chips & Nachos plus dip £8
Chicken’N’Chips with a pint from £7.50
Any Plug Classic with a pint from £7.50
Loaded Fries for £4.50
16:00 - 20:00
Bagels, wraps, pizzas and more. Your perfect breakfast, lunch and dinner stop. Bagels are served from 08:30 (Mon-Fri) with the full menu available from midday.
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Food Allergies and Intolerances - Please speak to our staff about the ingredients in your meal when placing your order.
A whole host of hot and cold drinks and snacks as well as the ever-popular Frappuccinos and seasonal favourites. Drink in with us or grab and go. Bring your own cup to save money and help us in our fight to reduce our environmental impact.
View the Starbucks Drinks Menu
View the Starbucks allergy information.
The Plug & The Tub is home to a 3m-high HD screen as well a variety of HD flat screen TVs throughout the venue. A perfect place to gather with mates and enjoy the latest sporting tournaments.
We also have multiple pool tables an interactive Dart Board, Ice hockey and free table football!
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