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General Discussion / Re: An Ode to Humphrey Smith
« Last post by under250 on Mar 22 - 2017 »
As I keep boring people with my problem with beer prices I just hope he doesn't but them up every year as the uniqueness of the Brewery will disappear.
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General Discussion / Re: An Ode to Humphrey Smith
« Last post by joeh917 on Mar 22 - 2017 »
After reading that I think Humphrey being like he is can be a good thing. When he does eventually  die his son may change things we do not want to see changed. For instance I am sick to death of hearing loud rubbish music in non Sam Smiths pubs as I like to sit down and read or just have a think and when I take the wife we can actually hear each other speak. Let us hope that Humphreys son only changes the things that need changing.
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Samuel Smiths - Ex Pubs / Re: Lord Nelson,York
« Last post by bitterboy on Mar 22 - 2017 »
Found a nice article from the York Herald 31st March 1891 which states," The annual linnet singing contest took place at Mr John Walkers Lord Nelson inn,navigation road.The judging was entrusted to Mr Samuel Vardy".I wonder how Mr Smiths views on live entertainment would cover that?.

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The pub was open last weekend,sadly the cask OBB has been removed,now keg only.
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The pub is going to be closed for eight months,putting in a new bar upstairs,you can see plans from link below,scroll down a few pages,shows bar plans and eight staff bedrooms on upper floors.



http://committees.westminster.gov.uk/documents/s13748/Duke%20of%20Argyll%20PH%2037%20Brewer%20Street.pdf

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General Discussion / Re: Taddy Bridge
« Last post by bitterboy on Mar 22 - 2017 »
River is up and environment agency are trying to clear trees and debris blocking the bridge.
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A Customers Viewpoint / Re: Going to Tadcaster.
« Last post by joeh917 on Mar 22 - 2017 »
Thanks for telling me that but I still want to see for myself, I was hoping to see the dray horses pulling the cart around the town.
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A Customers Viewpoint / Re: Going to Tadcaster.
« Last post by ademapearl on Mar 21 - 2017 »
Not sure how many pubs are still open on Saturday afternoons, but you will find Tadcaster pretty dead then apart from people going into Sainsburys for pizzas. Eating options are a bit limited, but the Italian is good. I guess veggie options will be very limited - I think you will have exhausted the options in Tadcaster after an hour and will be getting the bus back to York where you will be spoilt for choice for eating options!
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They have some lovely pubs.
Advice
Don't sell the house
Don't go off on a tangent - do exactly as instructed
Work hard
Work harder
Pay isn't fantastic
Watch your stocks like a hawk
Work a even harder

True, there are plenty of horror stories, some true perhaps, some exaggerated. It's a management position, salaried, so don't go thinking about hours and pay, it will do your head in.
If you still fancy it and there are plenty out there that have been employed for years don't mention the experience.
Good luck

Totally agree with ECBD. I know several managers that have worked for SS for many years. True to say that I know lots of former managers that are still bitter about their treatment by the brewery. Again these managers were on the old contracts and so could fight their cases.

Still seems to be a lot of pubs up for grabs though.
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They have some lovely pubs.
Advice
Don't sell the house
Don't go off on a tangent - do exactly as instructed
Work hard
Work harder
Pay isn't fantastic
Watch your stocks like a hawk
Work a even harder

True, there are plenty of horror stories, some true perhaps, some exaggerated. It's a management position, salaried, so don't go thinking about hours and pay, it will do your head in.
If you still fancy it and there are plenty out there that have been employed for years don't mention the experience.
Good luck
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