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Your news.. / Re: Hump retiring?
« Last post by joeh917 on Jul 21 - 2017 »
I don't want music in Sams pubs so let's leave things as they are.
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I am not claiming H is banned - he is, a fact. Apparently before last Christmas, and it's at least his third ban.
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Been told today that a couple of weeks ago Humphrey walked into the Bath House in Dewsbury and heard someone swearing. He closed the pub and sacked the manager on the spot.
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Your news.. / Re: Hump retiring?
« Last post by east coast beer drinker on Jul 19 - 2017 »
I heard an interesting snippet from a reasonably informed source yesterday, that as young Sam takes on more responsibilities, HS is being pushed to retire by the trustees of the trusts that hold the shares allocated to him and Oliver Smith. If true, and it's so different from all the usual reasons so it may well be, it could herald a new era for the company. Here's hoping anyway.

Hmm, better the devil you know!

It's said that young Sam is a chip off the old block, but who knows what the future holds.
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Your news.. / Hump retiring?
« Last post by OnTheDrink on Jul 19 - 2017 »
I heard an interesting snippet from a reasonably informed source yesterday, that as young Sam takes on more responsibilities, HS is being pushed to retire by the trustees of the trusts that hold the shares allocated to him and Oliver Smith. If true, and it's so different from all the usual reasons so it may well be, it could herald a new era for the company. Here's hoping anyway.
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Wrong Long Marston, this is the one between York & Wetherby. Hope the Bash goes well though!
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Been in a Samuel Smith's pub today and asked if there was a ban on bikers.   The reply was no. So it looks like no blanket ban yet.
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I am not a biker, but think his view that bikers as "Undesirables" is very too faced.

Wouldn't someone who dresses like a tramp and has recent convictions (as claimed) for drink driving be an "Undesirable"

Ban yourself Humph.

Think I'll give his establishments a miss for a while, hopefully he will give up and let his Son sort the company and ethos.
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It's quite simple. It's my train set so I'll do as I like.
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The horrible little man just came into the Royal Oak and I very politely asked him why he had barred motorcycles, and after a lot of avoidance tactics, rudeness and arrogance from him, he barred me and my husband. My husband has been drinking there for 30 years, as its the only pub in our village and the horrid little man claims its the villagers that don't like the bikes!! We are part of the village as well as motorcyclists

Poor social skills, lacking nonverbal communication, lack of empathy, and clumsy: Aspergerís Disorder personified. I've met and spoken to him a few times since the early 80's. He is what he is and I'm not sure how anyone could force change on what is probably the very last feudal company, let alone brewer, that could exist as it does without regulatory conflict. But, he's often in conflict, having decided that his rules trump employment legislation. It's not all bad though - he fought my local council tooth and nail to reopen a pub that was going to be demolished in the 90's.
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