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General Discussion / Re: change of licence holder
« Last post by OnTheDrink on Oct 12 - 2017 »
it looks as if the pubs in York are changing the licence holder. i've been told that David Courtney is being replaced as Premise Licence Holder and the new licence holder is Samuel Smiths Brewery. Is this happening in other areas I wonder. i think young Sam is making his mark if true

Pub companies and breweries usually always have their premises licences in the name of the company rather than an individual so I would say that it's more likely that the company lawyers have pointed out the need for change, and  perhaps Mr Courtney has left, forcing the change?
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General Discussion / change of licence holder
« Last post by Tadcaster resident on Oct 12 - 2017 »
it looks as if the pubs in York are changing the licence holder. i've been told that David Courtney is being replaced as Premise Licence Holder and the new licence holder is Samuel Smiths Brewery. Is this happening in other areas I wonder. i think young Sam is making his mark if true
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A Customers Viewpoint / Re: Crisps again - recent
« Last post by OldBreweryDrinker on Oct 12 - 2017 »
Got two beef and one C&H tonight as per usual.
Both beef smelt and tasted of smokey bacon and the c & o smelt and tasted like burnt Chinese takeaway oil or oily spring rolls!
Whats going on in the factory we have to wonder!!!!

Must say that the crisps are not overly consistent at the present. Not sure what is going on at the factory.  :S* :S* :S*
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A Customers Viewpoint / Re: American Market?
« Last post by OldBreweryDrinker on Oct 12 - 2017 »
Saw a Tweet from Sam Smiths today where they said they were launching one of their beers in the USA

https://twitter.com/samsmithsbeer/status/918453181151096832

While this is good for the company I can't help but feel that Humphrey needs to sort out his UK Business before he concentrates on the bloody USA Market!

We would like the pub just up the road (Jolly Miller Harpurhey) to reopen again but that isn't looking likely anytime soon.

Its a Crying shame that Mr Smith seems Inept at running a brewery! Never mind a pi** up in one...

It seems that SS seem more interested in making money overseas rather than in the UK. I am assuming that young Sam is doing more with the exports. The UK empire seems to not matter to Humphrey or the next generation,as so many pubs are shut,whilst others are not taking what they once did.

Here is a link to the event in the USA

https://www.mcmenamins.com/events/177451-samuel-smith-oatmeal-stout-on-tap
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A Customers Viewpoint / American Market?
« Last post by djgary on Oct 12 - 2017 »
Saw a Tweet from Sam Smiths today where they said they were launching one of their beers in the USA

https://twitter.com/samsmithsbeer/status/918453181151096832

While this is good for the company I can't help but feel that Humphrey needs to sort out his UK Business before he concentrates on the bloody USA Market!

We would like the pub just up the road (Jolly Miller Harpurhey) to reopen again but that isn't looking likely anytime soon.

Its a Crying shame that Mr Smith seems Inept at running a brewery! Never mind a pi** up in one...
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A Customers Viewpoint / Crisps again - recent
« Last post by east coast beer drinker on Oct 11 - 2017 »
Got two beef and one C&H tonight as per usual.
Both beef smelt and tasted of smokey bacon and the c & o smelt and tasted like burnt Chinese takeaway oil or oily spring rolls!
Whats going on in the factory we have to wonder!!!!
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General Discussion / Winter Welcome Ale
« Last post by OldBreweryDrinker on Oct 11 - 2017 »
Just a quick question,has any member(s) seen the new Winter Welcome Ale in bottles sold at any SS pub. I believe it comes out or in stock from September?

I am assuming that the deli in Tadcaster is stocking it  :GIVEB:
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You got to hand it to Brewdog as they have been very successful fooling the public with they expensive 2 thirds of as pint high alcohol range of beer that all taste like grapefruit in cold interior bars with everyone looking the same with comb overs, tattoos and beards ( that's not just the ladies).
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HAVE YOUR SAY - Send a message to the Smiths / Re: pubs closed
« Last post by Bozzy on Oct 8 - 2017 »
An interesting view, but I believe a third type, a pub that does great beer and great food.

What has become my new local has a large restaurant area with a cracking chief, they are fully booked near every day and regular have to turn down custom that hope to walk in and get a table without prior booking. Food isn't cheap but is worth it as it really is top end restaurant quality food. Beer is top notch and below price what you would expect, never a bad pint.

On another view, I went to a "Brewdog" establishment a couple of months ago. I fail to understand how it works, totally horrible beer at stupid high prices, I think they confuse the word "Craft" with "Crap".

Obviously, I am a fan of Sam's to be here, but if they produced a fuller beer, did some decent food, then all sorted for them, but will not happen if Humphrey is involved!

The SS empire is so big, that it takes a long time for a stupid decision to have a long lasting company effect.

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The Old Mother Redcap at Bradway, Sheffield has been closed for 3 or 4 weeks with a notice in the door to recruit a managerial couple. A call to the mobile number given was answered by a well spoken, and probably elderly,  man who advised the relief manager left after running it for about 3 months after the last managerial couple left. As soon as he realised I wasn't interested he became brusque. If I had been interested I'd have been wary about going any further!
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