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Messages - OldBreweryDrinker

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This week three more have handed in there notice,  been told that there is now 39 pubs wanting managers.

It doesn't surprise me that managers are leaving. I can also believe that there are 39 pubs wanting managers.

May I ask where the pubs are? Can pm if you like

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Your news.. / Re: Retirement
« on: Sep 13 - 2017 »
Long time lurker , first time poster.

I've been looking for this thread for a few weeks now. The rumour seems to be snow balling but no one I have spoken to can confirm it. I have tried to probe a few people within SSOB for more gossip but keep hitting a brick wall. Some repeat the rumour whilst most have just said "We haven't been told anything official." And then changed the subject.

I hear that he has been ordered to wrap up his business and hand the company over by Oct 1st. By whom, I do not know. No confidence due to mental stability has been repeatedly reported as the reason. Add in the fact that Samuel has been seen getting more and more involved with the day to day running of the business, and his replacement as Area Manager for the South so he can work from Tadcaster, and you have the basis for a good rumour.

Of course, all this has been said before and I'll only believe it when it happens. It does make sense - but since when did anything that made sense actually happen in the world of Mr Smith?

I too have tried probing a few SS managers that have worked for Sam's for many years and even they don't know yes or no. Even one that speaks to Linda Stuart often too. I am assuming the new area manager for the south is still at the brewery,had a dodgy start apparently. So Sam has moved back to the brewery and trying to run the company with his uncle.

Yes your last comment is about right for SS  :() :() :() :() :()

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According to SS online facebook page the Colliers Arm's has had  makeover,and was wondering if members knew if the pub has reopened yet? Looks like a modern feel that many other SS now have.

https://www.facebook.com/samuelsmithsbrewery/?hc_ref=ARTL_nA46PkqAZJD7keeNYCmNqUV--znq-fFgHL-gpogXjwEZ5Os1jsWuXkgT3AGxVk

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Interesting to see if and when this gets done. Humphrey seems to want more of his pubs with letting rooms.

It is still a lovely SS pub,especially in winter with the coal fires lit,and small cosy rooms

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Your news.. / Re: Retirement
« on: Sep 13 - 2017 »
Didn't what to be the first to post on this, now I'll say what I've heard about it.   Yes Humphrey been told he can no longer be in charge and I believe he out within weeks.   But he told the board that instead he will take a job of an area manager.

Again I don't know how true this is.

I was the same and so left it for others members. Even if Humphrey stays as an area manager then he can ruin the empire whilst on the move. The SS rumor mill in full flow again.

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Your news.. / Re: Retirement
« on: Sep 13 - 2017 »
Have heard similar that Oliver & young Samuel were taking court action against Humphrey to relinquish control of the empire. This has been mentioned in a few SS pubs over the last few weeks,not sure how true it is.Had a look at companies House & Duedil and Humphrey is still listed as a director.Obviously can't check on the trust funds that control the companies.

May have to wait a few weeks and see what comes out.

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General Discussion / Re: Tadcaster Flood Progress
« on: Aug 31 - 2017 »
Interesting but likely to flood. I thought SS were building more houses than that on that plot of land a few years ago.

Here's an article in the York Press about the charity shop reopening in Tadcaster

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15504140.Flood_hit_shop_finally_reopens_after_devastation___gallery_of_flood_pictures_from_2015/

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General Discussion / Re: Tadcaster Flood Progress
« on: Aug 16 - 2017 »
Hi all,

Haven't been to Taddy for a while, and didn't know that the Brit and the Falcon were closed.

Whatever happened to Sandra and her Hubby at the Falcon?

Britannia has been shut since the floods in 2015 i think.Falcon shut since the last relief left in June I think.

Malcolm & Sandra left the Falcon ages ago,Sandra started at the cafe,not seen her in Tadcaster lately.Malcolm was at the bookmakers.Not seen either for a while.

Humphrey has several pubs,buildings left derelict for many many years. 

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See photo.

This must be a new sign,as it looks different to the one I saw outside earlier in the year,or maybe last year.With the prices on it. Yes the beer here is always good,pity other SS pubs in York can't do the same.

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General Discussion / Re: Tadcaster Flood Progress
« on: Aug 15 - 2017 »
Wish Humphrey would get the Britannia open again......

Has been shut a good while now,wonder if it will ever reopen. Due to either lack of managers or H doesn't care about the pub anymore due to the flooding. The Flacon has been shut a while now,and keep hearing that H is going to flatten it. He's been doing that for years now.

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Called here Friday dinner time currently closed and advertising for live in couple sign in the window  :GIVEB:

One of many pubs currently shut due to lack of managers. Apparently a training course is ongoing this week.I know a few other SS pubs have new managers in eg Radcliffe at Folifoot.


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General Discussion / Tadcaster Flood Progress
« on: Aug 15 - 2017 »
Here is an article in the York Press today updating Tadcaster's resident's about the flood defenses.

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15473769.Progress_on_Tadcaster_s_flood_action_plan/

Been past today and looks like the diggers are still digging out the rubble & stone from the river. I wonder if H has applied forthe grants  :HJH

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"Breaking News..

Fees for those bringing employment tribunal cases to court are unlawful, the Supreme Court has ruled.

The court found that the fees, which were introduced in 2013, prevented access to justice for workers unable to fund their case."
- source: BBC


This could be a game changer - if any managers/staff, still believe they are being unfairly treated by the Samuel Smiths empire!

More here..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40727400

Interesting change in the law,hopefully this will give sacked employees more chance of getting redress. Hopefully Humphrey will be more careful about sacking managers and or staff in the future. I know a lot of managers are very stressed at the present of losing their jobs due to swearing in the pubs,after the bad publicity in the press. Still can't get over how many pubs have temporary reliefs in or are shut. Never seen the empire in such a mess.  :WF :WF :WF :-x

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General Discussion / Re: Old bottle labels
« on: Jul 25 - 2017 »
Interesting collection BB.Not bought many new beer mats for a while

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I have it on what I believe to be good authority that Young Sam will be replaced by an ex-Fullers Area Manager as of next Monday. Various rumours as to the meaning / reason for this, if this replacement proves to be true I will relay what I have heard.

Hmmm! Fullers is London so maybe?

In the meantime we can try guess so may I start: H is retiring? however, I doubt it is that simple......

The rumour mill goes round and round again about H retiring or stepping back from the helm.Only time will tell