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See photo. 
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Went in here this week and did not hear any swearing, looks like the no swearing policy just might be working.
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Samuel Smiths - Pub List / Re: The Angel - Location: Soho
« Last post by Owen on Aug 8 - 2017 »
In contrast to my earlier visit today to the Yorkshire Grey, this was fabulous. Excellent Taddy lager and a cracking, friendly young guy serving. I had three and a half, which was more than I intended to have.

Nice pub, the toilets in the small bar need a refurb.

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Had a day in London, so called in here and the Angel.

Miserable guy behind the bar ( I assume the landlord ). Had two pints of Taddy, and the first was probably the first out of the pump ( I got there at half 1 ), because it was foul. Second one was better, but not like at home (in York).

Careful going to the toilet. The tiled floor is uneven just as you get to the door.
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 I was saddened to find 'The Greyhounds', at Killinghall, North Yorkshire,shut on my last visit. The quality of managers at this establishment has been on a downward spiral since the extremely competent John and Carol were goaded into leaving some years ago.

Mr. Smith has recently spent millions  refurbishing The Blue Bell, now known as The Heversham Hotel, near Kendal. Since re-opening it has been very difficult to get a good meal here, or any food at all, because the chefs are employed on the minimum wage and keep walking out.  In fact the wage offered hardly pays for their travel costs in this very rural area.

Why will Mr.Smith not employ good quality staff and pay them realistic wages?  He should employ a Michelin starred chef, or someone of equivalent status and experience, and put them on a profit-sharing basis.  As it is, the huge car park at the wonderful Heversham Hotel remains almost empty and loyal customers such as myself are rapidly losing patience with the way this potentially excellent pub is being run.

JW

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A Customers Viewpoint / Re: 5%
« Last post by nobody on Aug 4 - 2017 »
Wind them up buy two halfs instead of a pint if they give you a short measure. The thickness of a pencil on two halfs is less than that of a pint due to the smaller glass. Better still ask for two halfs and a empty pint glass, it might get you thrown out but hay lots of pubs out there willing to take your money off you.

I think Chutney got his maths a little wrong.  If you drink halves instead of pints because of the 5% you will lose out by around 4 cubic cm's per half.

That's if I've got my math's right  $$*
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A Customers Viewpoint / Re: 5%
« Last post by barfly on Aug 4 - 2017 »
Wind them up buy two halfs instead of a pint if they give you a short measure. The thickness of a pencil on two halfs is less than that of a pint due to the smaller glass. Better still ask for two halfs and a empty pint glass, it might get you thrown out but hay lots of pubs out there willing to take your money off you.
why wind the managers up they are only trying to keep humprey and the customers happy,and keep employed at the same time.if you want to upset humphrey stop spending your money in the pubs and leave the staff alone
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Cricketers today.   see photo.
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Samuel Smiths - Pub List / Re: Kingsway Hotel - Rochdale
« Last post by carlatsams on Aug 4 - 2017 »
Drove past the Kingsley still boarded up  didn't see any for sell signs   or anything saying what was happening.
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Finally visited this week  it's been restored to the usual Sams  now 3 rooms  with a central corridor  busy  and I've been told that the food is excellent . Obb  was jolly good as well.  :BL
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