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Your news.. / Re: Retirement
« Last post by Bozzy on Sep 19 - 2017 »
No doubt, many will be hoping this is true...

But to put a slant on this subject, does anyone else feel OBB isn't what it used to be and tasting a bit bland recently?
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About 10 days ago a badly handwritten notice was posted in the door seeking a new manager. No prior notice of closure. A printed sign has now appeared, but no apology or explanation is apparent to regular users as to what's going on.

A rumour is circulating that an elderly gentleman had been in the pub a few days earlier and made a scene about swearing.  Verification needed, but he wasn't a regular. The Old Mother Redcap is not in an area frequented by those inclined to swear a lot, but one or two might be doing when arriving for a pre-arranged meeting to find it shut!

Whatever, the pub's recent management has not been as good as some in the past so any new incumbent should have scope to build it up again. That said, the regulars coning to the pub by bus stopping at the terminus outside may well have found other places to go.

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Your news.. / Re: Retirement
« Last post by Tadcaster resident on Sep 15 - 2017 »
I asked the question in my local last night and it was confirmed that Humphrey is retiring next month. We'll see, I can't see him completely handing over the reins. :DDDD:
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Your news.. / Re: Retirement
« Last post by nobody 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  :() :() :() :() :()


"So Sam has moved back to the brewery and trying to run the company with his uncle. "


I posted this  http://samsmiths.info/forum/index.php/topic,36359.msg60535.html#msg60535  last year.
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Your news.. / Re: Retirement
« Last post by OldBreweryDrinker 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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Your news.. / Re: Retirement
« Last post by Syme84 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?

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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
« Last post by OldBreweryDrinker 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
« Last post by nobody 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.
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