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Greyhound Saxton
« on: May 31 - 2016 »
What has happened to this pub, it is empty most of the time especially on weekends. Any ideas?

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Re: Greyhound Saxton
« Reply #1 on: Jun 5 - 2016 »
I am afraid most small village pubs are either closed, closing or turning into mainly food orientated. Places like the Greyhound used to exist  to slake the thirst of local farm workers after a days toil in the fields, but villages like Saxton have turned into commuter villages for local towns, so on return from a hard drive from Leeds the main priority now is to ferry the children to various activities in bigger places! Some village pubs show initiative, but this is severely discouraged by the current brewery policies - music, quiz nights, sandwiches have all been withdrawn to maintain a cheap beer policy. From my limited knowledge, the Greyhound is probably too small to do very much anyway, but I do recall Saxton did have another pub which had a very good reputation for food, but that also closed many years ago. I fear many villages are suffering a decline in local facilities, but at least Sam Smiths do not take an accountants view of their assets.

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Re: Greyhound Saxton
« Reply #2 on: Aug 8 - 2016 »
Well it has happened the landlord at the Greyhound at Saxton has got the chop. Poor sales and a miserable attitude. What next!!!

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Re: Greyhound Saxton
« Reply #3 on: Aug 9 - 2016 »
Well it has happened the landlord at the Greyhound at Saxton has got the chop. Poor sales and a miserable attitude. What next!!!

Presumably another manager!

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Re: Greyhound Saxton
« Reply #4 on: Aug 23 - 2016 »
Well it has happened the landlord at the Greyhound at Saxton has got the chop. Poor sales and a miserable attitude. What next!!!

Same all over the empire at the moment, sad to see and hear managers going.
The opinions that I express are my own !! A Fan of SSOB products. Time for a pint of OBB

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Re: Greyhound Saxton
« Reply #5 on: Aug 23 - 2016 »
Well it has happened the landlord at the Greyhound at Saxton has got the chop. Poor sales and a miserable attitude. What next!!!

Same all over the empire at the moment, sad to see and hear managers going.

Poor sales and a miserable attitude it says - then if that refers to the manager I'm not surprised he has got the "chop" as the poster says!

It is a "sales" driven job and usually in "sales" one is expected to sell unless I'm wrong!

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Re: Greyhound Saxton
« Reply #6 on: Aug 23 - 2016 »
Could be catch 22 situation of unable to get the decent sales because of lack of control which then results in poor attitude caused by concern for loosing your job. 

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Re: Greyhound Saxton
« Reply #7 on: Aug 24 - 2016 »
I thought the landlord at The Greyhound had just retired like the landlord at The Fox in Tad. Haven't heard anything about falling sales and bad attitude.

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Re: Greyhound Saxton
« Reply #8 on: Aug 25 - 2016 »
No. Resigned in meeting at Taddy Towers just before getting the sack.

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Greyhound Saxton
« Reply #9 on: Aug 25 - 2016 »
I always got on all right with Steve and the pub was always busy whenever I visited


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Re: Greyhound Saxton
« Reply #10 on: Aug 25 - 2016 »
I was in here a few weeks ago and the managers was very nice and the beer (OBB) was on top form.