Sam Smith's pubs bars bikers.

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Post by papasmurf » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:36 am

This news item puzzles me. More at link. (It contrasts with the welcome bikers get in Brittany in my experience.)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-yo ... e-40555012

Samuel Smiths brewery 'bans' bikers from Rotherham pub 12 July 2017 From the section York & North Yorkshire

Motorcyclists have claimed they have been banned from a pub chain which recently barred swearing.

Biker Mark Smith said he was told he would no longer be served at The Royal Oak at Ulley, near Rotherham.

The pub is owned by Samuel Smiths brewery, based at Tadcaster in North Yorkshire, who have not responded to a BBC request for comment.

Solicitor Euan Lawrence said it was not against the law for the brewery to ban a group of bikers from its pubs.




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Post by ChrisD » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:18 am

I like a pint of Sam Smiths bitter but no more, my boycott begins.
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Post by papasmurf » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:34 am

ChrisD wrote:
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I like a pint of Sam Smiths bitter but no more, my boycott begins.
I suspect you are not alone.

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Post by nev » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:56 am

Well I expect if they were poofter bikers then there would be a case for discrimation based on the equality act but normal bikers are not a protected group so I guess Sam Smiths wants to change the demographics of whom drinks in its bar. I expect punk rockers, cut off jeans wearing beach bums, trikes, bubble cars and the smurfs are banned too.

But if you have 2.1 kids and drive a german car then welcome sir and madam :lol:

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Post by wizzard » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:26 pm

My brother and I once got refused service in a bar /restaurant in Scotland - she ran round all the tables putting Reserved signs on them. We were on BMWs, and wearing BMW textile gear, not my more usual ancient leathers, cut with patches, and perched on my Harley.
She failed to recognise my brother, who regularly took groups of business clients there for expensive lunches - need less to say we never went back and they lost a good repeat client.
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Post by papasmurf » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:00 pm

I know of one instance where a biker was refused entry to a pub. Big mistake, he bought the pub and sacked all the staff.

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Post by papasmurf » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:00 pm

Online petition people may wish to sign:-

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/ ... uality-act

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Post by FrancisBarnett » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:58 pm

Sorry - What petition? Where is it?
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Post by Giscard » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:20 pm

I know of several pubs that welcome bikers with open arms. Many bikers clubs have their regular meetings at pubs and often book the pub for a meal at AGM time or Xmas even. They are glad of the business. I hope that people boycott Sam Smiths in Rotherham and any other pub that takes the same approach.

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Post by papasmurf » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:44 pm

FrancisBarnett wrote:
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