Separate names with a comma.
Welcome to Stafford Forum. Please log-in or sign-up and start posting!
Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by Andreas Rex, Jun 20, 2009.
That's what you need if you're going to be -
a record breaker
a 'complete' c*nt
I attended the Bear tonight, for the always excellent Melvin Hancox Band.
A brief interrogation of the staff suggested that they have been 'taken care of' in respect of the recent events and are looking forward to a better future....
Via the Bear's facebook page
Clear Box Premises Limited can today announce that Marston’s PLC have concluded a dispersal deal with Admiral Taverns for 137 Pubs to be sold for £44.9 Million.
We can confirm that The Bear, Stafford is one of the pubs that has been sold to Admiral Taverns. This deal has been in process for many months, however this is the first time we have been made aware that the Pub was up for sale.
Admiral Tavern & Marston’s will complete the sale on 22nd November & moving forwards the position of The Bear is simply unknown.
Admiral's Press Release is here - https://www.admiraltaverns.co.uk/ne...acquires-portfolio-of-137-pubs-from-marstons/
Is that the Admiral Taverns owned by a New York billionaire and buddy of Donald Trump?
Never heard of Admiral Taverns. Had a look at their website, most of the pubs on there look absolute shite-holes!
Looks like it's all microwave cooking.
Other Admiral Tavern pubs in the area include Hollybush @ Salt, Red Lion @ Sutton, Talbot @ Stone & Roebuck @ Hilderstone..
A-la-ding, the benchmark of quality dining in Stafford
You are the expert
That's not quite what I was getting at with my comment.
As they say these days
Why are you double spacing
So you can put inane commentry
Dropped in on Friday night, just on the off chance that they may still be doing food at the Bear....Only to find that the new management structure has taken over and improving things already.
They lay out is slightly different with no high tables or chairs near to the bar. Straight away a different, more positive atmosphere in there.
The lad behind the bar served us straight away with immediate enthusiasm in telling us what the new offers were, including 20% off all food for the new few weeks, and Wainwrights ale at £2 a pint....score!! Attentive, polite and decent lad. Also met the new caretaker land lord and hear chef there who had come down from Lincoln to sort the place out and to steady the ship there.
Both spot on, and very willing to engage with everyone who came into the bar and ordered any food, stating their intentions to completely over haul the place, including the kitchen, cellar and to improve the staffs training and moral....to which the previous "manager" Jack, and to quote verbatim the existing member of staff...was a "massive d*ck". I think most people could agree on this description f the way things were dealt with.
We had a few issues with the food, mainly that is was red hot one end, but cold the other, not sure how that happened, but it was resolved straight away with a new item, and an unreserved apology.
All in all, I think the bear is in safe hands and will be back to its former great self with more live music, a better atmosphere and to become the town pub it always has been.
I definitely recommend going in and having a chat and a hear what their plans are.