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Obb was cask last time I was there?
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General Discussion / Trainee Managers Story
« Last post by OldBreweryDrinker 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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Your news.. / Re: Red Lion Bradford gets vandalised
« Last post by OldBreweryDrinker on Nov 15 - 2017 »
Not a pretty sight.Things like this never happened in my youth. 9 pains of glass!
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/15646726.Yobs_smash_windows_at_two_Bradford_pubs_in_vandalism_spree/?ref=mr&lp=3

Nothing surprises me in Bradford nowadays. The windows looked nice on previous visits.

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Interesting photo's,thanks for sharing BB
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Your news.. / Re: Review of The Duncan
« Last post by OldBreweryDrinker on Nov 15 - 2017 »
Great review of The Duncan by pub blogger and GBG ticker Retired Martin here... https://retiredmartin.com/2017/11/08/the-duncan/

Interesting review,always found this pub ok,when I have visited it.
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I regret to inform that the long serving couple who ran the above establishment, have left, and AFAIK are leaving the trade.
They had been there over 16 years, and I do not know what brought this on. All I can say, is this is a great loss as far as I am concerned, and they provided an oasis of stability in a troubled Smithscape.
The pub is currently closed on Sundays and food service is suspended.  I hope that this changes soon, as it is my 'local' of choice despite being a half hour drive away.
It is also my 'go to' pub, and has been a reliable scene of many happy hours for us. I sincerely hope it finds its way out of what could be bad times ahead, the way things seem right now, as lots of pubs in general are struggling.
The new incumbents will have to do a superb job if things are to carry on as before. Also, what will happen to the various club or society meetings that were held? The BSA owners was on the point of getting a new member-me- when I found where my local meet was!

I wish my departed friends all the very best with whatever they decide to pursue, and if they do come back to the trade, I'd love to hear from them where they are, maybe go and have a look.
Take care, guys!! God Bless.   Dave and Julie.

Unfortunately this is happening all over the SS empire,and no replacements. Not many long term managers left now,and the ones that stay a few years,give up due to pressure from H about the takings. Looking at the vacancies lately there are still over 30. I know the pub at Killinghall must have been shut for about 6 months by now.Sad state of affairs
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Popped in yesterday to escape an absolute horrendous rain squall. No OBB on so had Sovereign instead which wasn't too bad. No fire lit in lounge but the one in the bar was. Needed to dry off as very wet. Plenty of customers going upstairs for food. Apparently just Sunday roast, Beef or Turkey.

This time of the year I would have thought that this pub would be starting to get quieter. It's good if it's still busy for food though.Yes a pity about the obb been keg though
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I regret to inform that the long serving couple who ran the above establishment, have left, and AFAIK are leaving the trade.
They had been there over 16 years, and I do not know what brought this on. All I can say, is this is a great loss as far as I am concerned, and they provided an oasis of stability in a troubled Smithscape.
The pub is currently closed on Sundays and food service is suspended.  I hope that this changes soon, as it is my 'local' of choice despite being a half hour drive away.
It is also my 'go to' pub, and has been a reliable scene of many happy hours for us. I sincerely hope it finds its way out of what could be bad times ahead, the way things seem right now, as lots of pubs in general are struggling.
The new incumbents will have to do a superb job if things are to carry on as before. Also, what will happen to the various club or society meetings that were held? The BSA owners was on the point of getting a new member-me- when I found where my local meet was!

I wish my departed friends all the very best with whatever they decide to pursue, and if they do come back to the trade, I'd love to hear from them where they are, maybe go and have a look.
Take care, guys!! God Bless.   Dave and Julie.
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Popped in yesterday to escape an absolute horrendous rain squall. No OBB on so had Sovereign instead which wasn't too bad. No fire lit in lounge but the one in the bar was. Needed to dry off as very wet. Plenty of customers going upstairs for food. Apparently just Sunday roast, Beef or Turkey.
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A Customers Viewpoint / Re: Old price list and cask dream
« Last post by yorkie on Nov 12 - 2017 »
 The CAMRA Good Beer Guide shows Museum as being "axed in Autumn 1995" so that is the latest possible date.
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