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Pelican In Her Piety, Ogmore By Sea

Used to love this place. It had the earthy and rugged feel of the castle it overlooks. The setting its in is fantastic and that will always remain, but gone is the down to earth service, the good beer and the passionate management of the place and what we have now is the feel of a pub run by a bunch of hipsters who think they're in Shoreditch. Extortionate prices, badly kept beer and no atmosphere.

27 Mar 2016 00:05

Mermaid Inn, Christian Malford

This pub has been closed for some time now. The building is abandoned, no signs of anything happening.

29 Feb 2016 13:08

The Glue Pot, Swindon

Thought I'd give this place another go having heard that the old miserable gits had finally moved on. The place still seriously needs a makeover. You get the impression that the place hasn't seen a lick of paint since before the smoking ban came into effect. Given its position within Swindon's Railway Village this could be by far the best pub in Swindon but that's probably as much the fault as the Hopback Brewery as it is it's management.
Well, my visit lasted around an hour. 40 of those minutes were spent stood at the bar waiting to get served. Thankfully a pint had already been bought for me upon my arrival to meet some friends, but getting the second pint in was fruitless. One person serving, no more than 5 people at the bar when I approached, but absolutely no acknowledgement from the barman, he had no skills in knowing who to serve next, people approaching the bar new were getting served before people who'd been waiting a while and just as the final insult - after over half an hour of being ignored - the barman swans off to the toilet. At that point we gave up and left. What makes it even worse is the barman was volunteered some help behind the bar to which his response was 'no, I'm fine on my own thanks'. Seems as if someone could do with some basic bar and customer service training.
The saving grace of the evening was that it was only a few minutes' walk to the local Wetherspoon's which served us almost immediately with some decent beers.
Looks like we'll have to wait for another change of hands before returning here again.

13 Jan 2014 21:09

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