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I don't think certain pubs are dying be it local community, leaseholds, ones out in the country and even Social Clubs but definitely is a rise of 2 types of drinking establishments and that being Weatherspoons and the Micro Pubs.
Maybe young Sam could tap into the latter model.
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Your news.. / Re: Retirement
« Last post by Tadcaster resident on Oct 6 - 2017 »
Just been on holiday with someone who lives in Taddy and they informed me that HS had signed legal documentation to hand over to his son this month but he had gone back on it and young Samuel was taking his father to court. All sounds a bit far fetched to me but then you never know. Also said that HS had tried to buy Hazelwood Castle up on the A64 at Bramham (wedding venue) when it was up for sale earlier this year but was outbid :DDDD:
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I'm playing devils advocate on this one..

No one likes to see a pub closed - as often they were an important hub of the community. However, it seems to be a general sign of the times, and probably down to a 'perfect storm' - due to things such as the smoking ban, and allowing supermarkets to sell alcohol, in some cases 24/7, providing the option for cheap, home drinking.

If this ongoing pub decline was ever going to be defeated, it would be due to other dramatic changes - such as restricting supermarket alcohol sales, and in the case of Sams, allowing vaping inside (as do some other pubs) even if restricted to a particular area or 'vaping room', reminiscent of the old smoking rooms. Some good food venues survive, but are usually up against constant competition from other food venues.


IMHO the smoking ban is not as big a factor as made out. I am all in favour of it too. As for indoor vaping- no way mate, thats as bad as I don't want to taste what everyone vaping is exhaling- vimto or strawberry or whatever.When someone in car several vehicles in front of me is doing it, you can see large clouds of fog come out of the windows if open, and even if not it can be smelt. So in pubs I like to taste my beer and food un tainted please. And while i'm at it, lets get the outdoor smoker out of the porches and stop them hanging round the doors as the stink gets in- and it doesn't look good either. I am a non smoker as you may guess. I didn't care for smoke im pubs when you could do it, and if it got so bad I would leave. Now I don't have to do that any more, thankfully. So lets not go back.

As for closures, there is nowt so sad as a closed boozer, and I worry where it will end. For my money its a social thing, and pubs are perceived as belonging to a generation who see them as oldie and not relevent to them- they are the ones who could keep them viable but the just don't want them. That won't change.
Gone are the days when a days toil was relieved by 'stopping off' on the way home; things have changed so much work wise in the UK now, and other diversions have taken the ascendency too. Staying in being the new going out, as they say (with your cheap supermarket bargain mass produced cack).

Even if it was a w=====rs pub and only sold p==s beer, I don't like to see them shut!
Our world is closing down, we may not be able to stop it- but we don't have to like it!!

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Your news.. / Re: More Bans
« Last post by OldBreweryDrinker on Oct 4 - 2017 »
Personally, it is the only SS pub I know that doesn't do hand pulled OBB, but I am not saying you are wrong.

You should really look at the trip advisor reviews, that place does get some stick!

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186346-d5565863-Reviews-Kings_Arms-York_North_Yorkshire_England.html

At a guess, I'd say 50% don't have it. Especially in London.

London I agree with ECBD that it's probably 50%. Others that are keg are Harewood Hotel,Duncan & Elliott Leeds. Some in Bradfrod are as well.Buckles, others in Tadcaster & Sourrounding area to York. Brown Cow York,can't remembers otehrs in York. Shall think of others.
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Your news.. / Re: More Bans
« Last post by east coast beer drinker on Oct 4 - 2017 »
Personally, it is the only SS pub I know that doesn't do hand pulled OBB, but I am not saying you are wrong.

You should really look at the trip advisor reviews, that place does get some stick!

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186346-d5565863-Reviews-Kings_Arms-York_North_Yorkshire_England.html

At a guess, I'd say 50% don't have it. Especially in London.
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Your news.. / Re: More Bans
« Last post by Bozzy on Oct 3 - 2017 »
Personally, it is the only SS pub I know that doesn't do hand pulled OBB, but I am not saying you are wrong.

You should really look at the trip advisor reviews, that place does get some stick!

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186346-d5565863-Reviews-Kings_Arms-York_North_Yorkshire_England.html
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Your news.. / Re: More Bans
« Last post by east coast beer drinker on Oct 3 - 2017 »
I sort of agree with the ban, but looking at Tripadvisor reviews, they are taking it too far, even a small group of elderly women were refused service.

Personally I don't visit that pub as they don't even serve hand pulled OBB.

No cask OBB is not unusual unfortunately. And he's even taking it out in some locations and replacing with the crappy keg version.
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Your news.. / Re: More Bans
« Last post by Bozzy on Oct 3 - 2017 »
I sort of agree with the ban, but looking at Tripadvisor reviews, they are taking it too far, even a small group of elderly women were refused service.

Personally I don't visit that pub as they don't even serve hand pulled OBB.
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Interesting article in the York Press,about the King's Arms pub in York. Seems that stag and hen parties are barred.I thought the blackboard has been there for a while,by my pervious visits.

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15568972.Stag_and_hen_parties_banned_by_pub/?ref=mr&lp=8
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Your news.. / Re: More Bans
« Last post by Melanie Starkey on Oct 2 - 2017 »
I understand what the council and police are trying to do but large groups can be responsible.  Often go out on works drinks outings.  It a shame the minority ruin it for everyone else.
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