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Your news.. / Retirement
« Last post by sovsuppa on Sep 13 - 2017 »
Was in a Sam's pub at the weekend and was told by the Landlord that Humph has lost his case against retirement and will have to retire now.  Does anyone know anything?
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General Discussion / Apron
« Last post by Numpty smith on Sep 12 - 2017 »
Like it,,
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Samuel Smiths - Pub List / Re: Kingsway Hotel - Rochdale
« Last post by Tandleman on Sep 12 - 2017 »
No idea about the previous stuff, but I can confirm the pub is now open again.
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Will the closed pubs open again ? plus the only competitors to SS pubs are Weatherspoons as most majority of pubs these days are so expensive.
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:GIVEB:Thankyou for adding me to your Forum.After a few trips up to Yorkshire this summer we have visited a number of Sam Smiths pubs and we have become rather fond of the Alpine Lager for the wife and the Sovereign Ale for myself . We are trying to find if there any Sam Smiths pubs around the South Nottingham area ? The Sam Smiths website has been removed https://www.samsmithspubs.co.uk/ is there a up to date map on the forum ? as i noticed a few pubs were missing on the map that i do know exist.

There is an Android app called "where's Sam Smith", available from google play FOC. I don't know how up to date it is but seems to work quite well. There is also a James Gretton (I apologise for misspelling if I have?) map which is very similar to the app.
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A Customers Viewpoint / sam smiths pub finder map
« Last post by lagerlout on Sep 4 - 2017 »
 :GIVEB:Thankyou for adding me to your Forum.After a few trips up to Yorkshire this summer we have visited a number of Sam Smiths pubs and we have become rather fond of the Alpine Lager for the wife and the Sovereign Ale for myself . We are trying to find if there any Sam Smiths pubs around the South Nottingham area ? The Sam Smiths website has been removed https://www.samsmithspubs.co.uk/ is there a up to date map on the forum ? as i noticed a few pubs were missing on the map that i do know exist.
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I'm playing devils advocate on this one..

No one likes to see a pub closed - as often they were an important hub of the community. However, it seems to be a general sign of the times, and probably down to a 'perfect storm' - due to things such as the smoking ban, and allowing supermarkets to sell alcohol, in some cases 24/7, providing the option for cheap, home drinking.

If this ongoing pub decline was ever going to be defeated, it would be due to other dramatic changes - such as restricting supermarket alcohol sales, and in the case of Sams, allowing vaping inside (as do some other pubs) even if restricted to a particular area or 'vaping room', reminiscent of the old smoking rooms. Some good food venues survive, but are usually up against constant competition from other food venues.

Ultimately, this problem exist amongst all breweries - and usually the closing of non-profitable pubs, is more down to damage limitation, to the business as a whole.

The only thing I would say about Sams' pubs, especially those struggling to stay afloat - is that the brewery could adopt some creative flexibility to suit those venues - who are probably trying to compete with neighbouring venues offering things such as, indoor vaping, music (live or background), other entertainment, etc., etc.

Without some flexibility and business acumen (forward thinking) the Sams' business risk becoming, not only another victim of these changing times - but one of the bigger victims, as its competitors use their flexibility and business common sense, to weather the storm, and ultimately, offer customers more of what they want, other than just cheap beer, and a quiet place to chat!!!
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I understand that over 40 pubs have been closed recently. Humphreys son and brother are trying to get shut of him but he is going round and trying to do as much damage to the business as he can by shutting pubs
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The cons club in pickering also sells taddy and sovereign and pickering wmc has pure brew and another think it was sovereign or obb keg not sure  :BL
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General Discussion / Re: Tadcaster Flood Progress
« Last post by OldBreweryDrinker 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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