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Hi all,

I've been told that the landlord is leaving in March.

Has anyone heard anything?

If he's going, was he pushed?

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General Discussion / Re: Barmaids
« Last post by djgary on Jan 22 - 2018 »
I've worked in a couple of bars in my time where you weren't allowed to drink in the pub when off duty, This was mainly down to previous staff causing issues when they came in for a drink. 

Maybe there's been an issue at The  Berkeley Hotel

I know its common place sometimes for managers to bar members staff for a certain period of time when they sack them some places its 6 months.

I've never felt the need to drink in the same place i worked in, (Except for a Social Club that I was a member of as well as being behind the bar)
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General Discussion / Re: Barmaids
« Last post by OnTheDrink on Jan 21 - 2018 »
Bizarre, unless they've been getting free drinks. Most pubs are more than happy to let their staff recycle their wages back into the till!
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General Discussion / Barmaids
« Last post by Dafman on Jan 21 - 2018 »
 :U The latest edict from the Berkeley Hotel:
   All bar staff are forbidden to use the pub in off duty hours!
   Has anyone come across this before?
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A Customers Viewpoint / Re: Another one bites the dust
« Last post by discjockey on Jan 20 - 2018 »
Sad to say that another SS pub has bit the dust. Overheard a conversation stating that the Adam and Eve in South Shields had closed its doors. Not one of the more popular pubs in the north east, if anybody has any further information please post. We ain't got that many to visit in Durham and Tyne and Wear. North Shields still the favourite SS watering hole well done to Leigh and Karen.
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I would suggest both.

H suggested taking cask out of ours but the manager asked to give him a chance with it. Cask OBB became the biggest seller within 12 months. Cask ale brings in people if it's kept and served correctly. Keg OBB doesn't. Repeating myself here, the Smith's don't half miss the boat time and time again. ALL their pubs should have at least one cask beer in if not two.
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General Discussion / Re: Cask or keg OBB - who decides?
« Last post by HMFC1874 on Jan 18 - 2018 »
Thanks for your answers folks.
The pubs I was thinking of are the Lobster in Redcar, which sold cask through electric pumps back in the 80s, then stopped selling cask, and now sells cask through handpumps, and the Plough in Whitby, which used to stock cask, then stopped, then started again, and now has stopped again. Also the Abbey in Guisborough, which used to sell OBB and Museum but now sells no cask at all.
I just wondered whether these decisions are likely to have been made by the brewery, or whether they could be down to changes in manager, for example.
I understand that nobody is a mind-reader, I just wondered how these things are normally decided.
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General Discussion / Re: Credit card charges
« Last post by OldBreweryDrinker 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
« Last post by OnTheDrink 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!
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General Discussion / Re: Credit card charges
« Last post by OldBreweryDrinker 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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