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Bank House Grill, formerly Bean Encounter & Bank House Wine Bar.

Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by Wormella, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. zebidee

    zebidee Well-Known Forumite

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    I liked the food there way back when we used to go, wish there was more available like it to be honest, but he's starting to sound really bitter which is sad and off-putting.

    (used to go often when I had more time on my hands, over 3 years ago now)
     
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  2. OJK

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    I too used to regularly visit Bean Encpunter several years ago when it just seemed to be a great quirky cafe with good coffee and good creative food.

    Unfortunately it seems like eccentric Jonathan has now gone a little extra mental.

    I always got the impression he thought he was better than a lot of people. When he first moved to town and opened BE, he on more than one occasion came into my pub, Market Vaults, didn’t buy anything and just walked around, very weird. After a couple of times on busy Saturday nights, I asked him what he was doing. He said he didn’t see the problem in what he was doing. I said it was not ok for a competitor to just walk in, not even buy a small drink, and basically scope my trade. I explained how weird it would be if I did the same in BE. We left it at that.

    Anyway, my point is, he was obviously a bit delusional way back then too.
     
  3. c0tt0nt0p

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    looking at his menu board this morning I think he's applied for an alcohol license....
     
  4. Noah

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  5. OJK

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    He used to sell wine & beer when I used to use Bean Encounter
     
  6. Noah

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    Think he stopped selling alcoholic drinks late 2017 early 2018
     
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    When you say "doing what we are doing" do you mean overcomplicating what should be a very straight forward situation?
     
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  9. Trumpet

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    A bar AND a restaurant both under the same roof. Amazing new concept, can't fail.
     
  10. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Somehow, I doubt that Chef Jonathan.
     
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  11. Thehooperman

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    I think the new concept must be that you have to leave your drink in one room and eat your food in another, then pop between the two to either eat or drink during your meal :)
     
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    A restaurant that does not sell drink, is a restaurant that has severely reduced its earning potential.
     
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  13. Noah

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    Just looking something up & discovered Bean Encounter Ltd, director Jonathan Cushing, went into liquidation and was dissolved 29 November 2018. JC purchased the equipment, stock, office furniture & goodwill from the liquidators. Begs the question who now owns the Red Door & the Lounge businesses.

    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/08558551
     
  14. Trumpet

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    Looks like it's been coming for a while:
    Status History

    Date Description
    03/12/2018 Dissolution (Final)
    31/08/2018 Final Meeting of Creditor
    04/08/2017 Appointment of Liquidator
    04/08/2017 Resolution Creditors Wind-up
    31/07/2017 App/Liquidator Creditors (Gaz)
    28/07/2017 Appointment of Liquidator View Details
    11/07/2017 Suspension of striking off letter
    08/06/2017 Dissolution (First Gazt)
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Seems to me like you stole his burgers didn’t you? :welldone:
     
  18. OJK

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    How do you mean? Very odd comment. Like, do you accuse me of entering his premises and half inching a few patties? Very strange accusation.
     
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    I have to say, for a new person joining the forum, this is a very unusual first post.
     
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  20. Thehooperman

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    Are you getting @OJK mixed up with this fella? Imgres.jpg
     
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