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General Discussion / Re: Not as busy.
« Last post by joeh917 on Apr 23 - 2017 »
After hearing that it might possibly make him think twice about  the way he behaves.
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General Discussion / Re: Not as busy.
« Last post by doccer on Apr 22 - 2017 »
Don't believe that Humphrey has gone quiet. He is still displaying his 'dickensian' style of management and putting totally unreasonable targets and pressure on his staff. His actions ( which I believe,  in my opinion,  is verging on constructive dismissal tactics) has led to one of his best and longest serving managers ( who took his job very seriously and was proud of his position)  attempting to take his own life. He saw this as the only way to escape the constant pressure, thankfully the manager survived his ordeal due to being found in time and the speed and skill of the brilliant paramedics. I hope, although I doubt it, that this resonates through the brewery and Mr Smith realises it is real people's lives he is toying with. I sincerely hope that he can start showing some empathy and start to manage with a some degree of humanity so this kind of thing never happens again 
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General Discussion / Re: No swearing policy
« Last post by nobody on Apr 22 - 2017 »
I've been informed today  that this was result of a visit by Mr Smith to the White Horse in Beverley last week.    He witnessed a couple of men swearing very loudly in the bar and asked the manager what he was going to do about it? The manager replied what can I do about it?   I believe this notice is guidelines   for the managers to use how their feel fit and maybe not a hard and fast rule.    I've taken my wife into a Samuel Smiths pub today and she is in full support of the policy.
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General Discussion / Brewery lorry
« Last post by bitterboy on Apr 22 - 2017 »
An interesting picture of a SAMs lorry from a few years back,not your typical dray!.
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General Discussion / Re: No swearing policy
« Last post by bitterboy on Apr 22 - 2017 »
I heard an interesting conversation yesterday about a pleasant lad that goes to one of the pubs I visit with his father,unfortunately he suffers from Tourette's.He is not especially loud but can be heard,he will obviously be ok in his local but what about other SAMs pubs?.Wonder what the brewery's policy on this is?.It was suggested to his father that he write to the brewery for clarification,will let you know if I hear anything more.


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A Customers Viewpoint / Carol Brown retires
« Last post by durhamlad on Apr 21 - 2017 »
Just read today that Carol is retiring from the Colpitts back home in Durham. Although I'm exiled now and haven't been back for a few years, the Colpitts is a cracking pub and always a great pint.

http://www.durhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/15238657.End_of_era_as_landlady_Carol_Brown_retires_after_44_years_at_The_Colpitts/
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General Discussion / Re: No swearing policy
« Last post by tubbycoates on Apr 21 - 2017 »
Been in the Brigadier Gerard this week.

Hasn't made any difference at all.

One bloke with his mate watching the football on a tablet and effing every sentence.

And I was sat in the other side of the pub !

But since the manager is one of the main culprits, it is hardly surprising nothing is being done.
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General Discussion / Re: No swearing policy
« Last post by yorkie on Apr 21 - 2017 »
To be fair I don't think immediate barring is intended. The idea seems to be to ask anyone swearing excessively to stop and if they don't they will not be served again on that occasion. However they will be free to visit in future providing they obey the rules.

That is my understanding anyway and I am all in favour.
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A Customers Viewpoint / Re: SWEARING
« Last post by dagenhamlad on Apr 21 - 2017 »


It depends on the context it's used like many other offensive words. You're right it is common sense just seems a bit much to make such a big thing of it by putting up signs etc. I've drank in many a Sam Smith and haven't heard anyone effing and jeffing all over the place....weatherspoons on the other hand....

Agree, I don't understand why they are making such a thing of it.

People swear in all walks of life in all different social situations, including most workplaces in my experience. If somebody is shouting c words then that's one thing - but policy or not, I would expect these people to be warned.
If instead they are inserting an f into a private conversation at an appropriate volume then I can't see an issue with this. If people are overhead swearing by a passing staff member, are those customers to be made unwelcome? Maybe the brewery could install telescreens to ensure nothing is missed...
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A Customers Viewpoint / Re: SWEARING
« Last post by durhamlad on Apr 21 - 2017 »
While I agree with this in principle, I do drink sometimes in 'The Cock' up by Oxford Street. Will it be ok for me to say to my mate on the phone we are in the Cock? Or come over the Cock we're loving it?

I don't think the word "cock" is a swear word unless i'm mistaken.


It depends on the context it's used like many other offensive words. You're right it is common sense just seems a bit much to make such a big thing of it by putting up signs etc. I've drank in many a Sam Smith and haven't heard anyone effing and jeffing all over the place....weatherspoons on the other hand....
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