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General Discussion / Trainee Managers Story
« on: Nov 15 - 2017 »
Found an interesting story about a couple that have worked for Sam's for 5 years,and seem happy enough with their lot.

Also on the site are the latest vacancies.

Have the brewery set up another website for this venture.

https://www.leisurejobs.com/minisites/samuel-smiths-brewery/trainee-management-sam-and-emma-story/

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Looks like the brewery is going to build on some land off Coal Road,Leeds, after 20 years. Looks like a massive pub & carpark for 60 cars.

Here is an article in the Evening Post,

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/leeds-pub-gets-green-light-despite-traffic-issue-1-8765588

Here are the planning decision,along with the plans.

http://democracy.leeds.gov.uk/documents/s164850/5%2017-01319-OT.pdf

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General Discussion / Winter Welcome Ale
« on: Oct 11 - 2017 »
Just a quick question,has any member(s) seen the new Winter Welcome Ale in bottles sold at any SS pub. I believe it comes out or in stock from September?

I am assuming that the deli in Tadcaster is stocking it  :GIVEB:

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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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General Discussion / Welcome Winter Ale 2016
« on: Nov 3 - 2016 »
Just wondered if any other member(s) have seen the new bottles as they seem to be late out this year. Then today I see some,the managers said that they were only delivered yesterday. But they did say that they had to ask Humphrey personally to stock them in their pub,seems an odd way to sell them.

Anybody else seen them. 

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General Discussion / White Swan,Tadcaster
« on: Sep 8 - 2016 »
Just wondered if any members knew what was happening with the White Swan in Tadcaster ? Woolers were there as well as many other buildings in Bridge Street. They seem to be stripping it out and with skips outside the back,but other work is been carried out on other buildings in the same street.

Heard a rumours it was going to be flats ,but thought I would ask on here as well ?

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General Discussion / Tadcaster Airport
« on: Sep 8 - 2016 »
Just come across this and wonder what other members think,but more importantly I guess what Humphrey will say. Planes flying over Tadcaster and more noise,but expensive for a flight.

Here's a couple of articles.

http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/business/north-yorkshire-s-first-international-airport-to-open-near-tadcaster-1-8113676

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/14730505.Grounded__Council_bosses_say_they_must_rule_on_North_Yorkshire_airport_plans/


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General Discussion / New Food Menu 2016
« on: Aug 9 - 2016 »
Looks like a new menu has been arriving in a few SS pubs over the last week or so. Seems to be quite a few pies, 5 to be precise. One pie uses the Taddy Porter,which sounds interesting.The pies do look quite nice, the few of them I have seen. A much smaller selection than the previous menu though, which I guess is easier for the managers and storage.

Will have to go and try a few things on it and report back,also need to get hold of a new menu as well.  :SRD

I am assuming that the new menu will roll out throughout the empire, as when the pubs sell the old menu first. Some may take a while though  :WF

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General Discussion / More bad News
« on: Aug 7 - 2016 »
Another article about crime in a SS pub,not good publicity for the brewery or the pub.

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/14655367.Man_charged_after_cross_is_slashed_into_pub_goer_s_face/

Hope things get back to normal soon and some good news comes through

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General Discussion / Euro 2016
« on: Jun 16 - 2016 »
How many customers of SS pubs have noticed a drop in trade since the Euro football matches started. Been in a few over the week and weekend and they are full before the matches and then dead whilst the games are on.Bet Humphrey is choking on his cornflakes over the takings of his pubs over the last week,plus another 2 weeks to go.  :() :()

Lets hope that the Olympics has a similar effect on the pubs in August.Plus Wimbledon is also on at the end of June,and early July,so may be empty then.  :GIVEB: :GIVEB: :HJH :HJH


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General Discussion / Sainsbury's Supermarket
« on: Jan 5 - 2016 »
I have heard that the Sainsbury's in Tadcaster has been flooded, obviously as it sits so close to the river. Does any other member(s) know when it is suppose to reopen ?

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Just come across this interesting court case involving Samuel Smith Southern & gratuity.I know the SS pubs in the North with a card machine charge a 1.58% card fee.But didn't realise that the George & Vulcan charged a 12% fee  :HJH

Thought this may be of interest to members.

http://www.employmentcasesupdate.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed26442 

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General Discussion / Tadcaster Through Time
« on: Jul 28 - 2015 »
Just come across this article in the York Press and thought that some members on here might be interested in it. Some interesting photos for BB, and the book is also for sale

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/features/features/13487393.Tadcaster_through_time/

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General Discussion / Member Karma
« on: Jul 22 - 2015 »
Can say/explain about this new option on members profiles  ? And does anybody have a karma score yet ? Either negative or positive.

I assume the web master and or DB are aware of this, or they have added the option.

Cheers  :WF :WF

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General Discussion / Gambling Machines
« on: Apr 1 - 2015 »
Has any other member(s) seen a rapid decline in the presence of gambling machines in their local SS pubs(s) ? I know at least 8 that have theres taken out recently. Is this a new cost saving for SS, as I know the license(s) are expensive. Especially when many aren't taking large amounts of money


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