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Messages - OldBreweryDrinker

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General Discussion / Re: Credit card charges
« on: Jan 18 - 2018 »
It just goes to show, Britain is supposed to be a world leader, but countries like South Korea are hoping to go cashless by 2020. It's unusual to see anybody paying in cash in bars, restaurants and shops over there.

Yes totally agree,seen a sign in two SS pubs now that there is a £20 minimum amount for using cards.Also H doesn't want the pubs to use the new contact less cards either,which seems very backwards. Also heard that there are not many of the machines in pubs in the northern empire.

Contactless card acceptance is charged at a higher rate per transaction than chip and pin so no surprise that Hump won't pay that!

Cheers for that OnTheDrink,seems like Humphrey doesn't like to pay extra  :HJH

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General Discussion / Re: Credit card charges
« on: Jan 18 - 2018 »
It just goes to show, Britain is supposed to be a world leader, but countries like South Korea are hoping to go cashless by 2020. It's unusual to see anybody paying in cash in bars, restaurants and shops over there.

Yes totally agree,seen a sign in two SS pubs now that there is a £20 minimum amount for using cards.Also H doesn't want the pubs to use the new contact less cards either,which seems very backwards. Also heard that there are not many of the machines in pubs in the northern empire. 

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Hi
Over the last five years or so I have seen obb cask been taken out of several SS pubs,due to poor sales according to Humphrey. Too much waste is not good for the managers surplus that they are supposed to achieve. If your not selling at least a 18 gallon over three days then,then you get a lot of waste.

As ECBD says, cask is best, never a fan of the pasteurised obb keg  :S*

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General Discussion / Re: Credit card charges
« on: Jan 11 - 2018 »
Itís ok as long as you arenít having a family party where £100ís could be involved!  As Iím married to a man who often forgets his wallet (remembers at the end of our street) I always have cash to support myself!

Yes true for large groups it is going to be a problem,but I do know that two SS pubs near me that do a lot of food are keeping their machines. As they have quite a lot of large groups,or hotel guests there.

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General Discussion / Re: Credit card charges
« on: Jan 11 - 2018 »
Just heard my local is turning into a cash only pub.

Yes many SS pubs are changing,due to the new rules regarding charging. Humphrey loves hard cash,not card payments, it does seem silly in this day and age.Where more people pay by card than cash in some SS pubs.

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Be a great day to see HS get dressing down or hard ways of life as SS totally needs a complete positive change of guard.

Totally agree,but don't see the day coming anytime soon. Humphrey will be at SS until he's in a box unfortunately.


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Apart from the London one which is already mentioned, If I remember correctly I think the Falcon at Chester is leased from the archaeological Trust. I assume SS got a cheap deal, as they contributed to the survey. 

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A Customers Viewpoint / Re: Too Young
« on: Jan 10 - 2018 »
Some SS pubs have notices saying children canít stand in the bar area, others donít allow children in after certain times and others have notices saying no admission to children.  Saw the latter one this summertime in a coastal pub.  I know plenty of shop owners who refuse access to groups of children.

I do agree,but i do know several SS pubs that don't serve children at the bar.Others don't seem to mind, I guess managers discretion.

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A Customers Viewpoint / Re: Crown Inn, Wetherby.
« on: Jan 10 - 2018 »
My first local when I came to Yorkshire ??? years ago.  The landlord was Eric Walton, the National Hunt Jockey.  I have not been in the Crown for many a year Went in last Wednesday 3rd January, 2018.  The pub was immaculate everywhere, rooms, toilets, etc. NO TELEVISION, NO MUSIC, just a few people, early doors, talking and remembering the old times.
AND THE GOOD EXCEPTIONAL POINT ? 2 pints of mild, and 1 pint of butter - change out of a £5 note.  Elsewhere in town pints £3 upwards.

Glad to hear some god news for once, this pub seems to have been in abeyance since the last long term managers left. Yes great value for money at SS,three pints out of a fiver.  :EX

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Bad news, and he never learns does he? All the disruption of temporary managers, new managers all has a negative impact on said establishment. One day he won't be around so it's a matter of waiting it out. Too late for many a good manager tho.

Totally agree and the number of SS pubs still shut or looking for a manager are still very high. Even ones with a manager, don't if they are staying or going. Only got the word of Linda Stuart, which is good, but need HS approval.  :HJH

It is a sad state of affairs around the empire of late.

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General Discussion / Re: Credit card charges
« on: Jan 10 - 2018 »
I believe SS are increasing the price of the food on the new menu to cover the costs of the card machines. Not heard about the beer prices yet,but can see an increase in the near future with the living wage going up and the budget too.

I guess even SS can't keep the prices down for ever,with rising business costs and wage increases.  :S* :S*


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General Discussion / Re: Apron
« on: Dec 14 - 2017 »
Yes very apt for this site,wonder where he will be over Xmas

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I've been a little "distracted" of late, and not kept the map up to date.  I estimate that as many as 30 pubs are missing, mainly the ones that were previously Barnsley(????) ones.

DB.

Welcome back DB,yes the map needs to updating when you get  chance.

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General Discussion / Re: Winter Welcome Ale
« on: Dec 12 - 2017 »
The Dyneley Arms at Pool sell it while stocks last, also Harewood Arms Hotel. Think it just seems to be certain pubs that can stock it. The deli at Tadcaster were selling it at £3.15, appose to £4.30 in the SS pubs. 

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Interesting stuff BB,it's amazing how many pubs Sam's have sold off over the years. Especially considering that people still keep telling that Humphrey sells nothing