Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby Bmblbzzz » 12 Dec 2019, 3:16pm

mjr wrote:
mattheus wrote:
Sweep wrote:Did you ask them about alternative arrangements for the bike mattheus?


You bet I did!!!

Of course, these things often come down to asking the right person, but that's pot luck generally.

Cycle-friendly chains set cycle policies so you know where you stand. Wetherspoons does not.

Point worth noting.

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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby simonhill » 12 Dec 2019, 3:28pm

Cycle friendly policy is meaningless if the staff are unaware of it, or choose to ignore it. Unfortunately this is quite a regular occurrence across the board.

You only have to look at the many complaints on here about easyJet staff not letting bikes in poly bags on a flight. The company have a clear and cycle friendly policy, but tell that to someone who is denied boarding.

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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby whoof » 12 Dec 2019, 3:43pm

simonhill wrote:Cycle friendly policy is meaningless if the staff are unaware of it, or choose to ignore it. Unfortunately this is quite a regular occurrence across the board.

You only have to look at the many complaints on here about easyJet staff not letting bikes in poly bags on a flight. The company have a clear and cycle friendly policy, but tell that to someone who is denied boarding.



It's a bit like flying off the bonnet of a car that has turned into a junction due to their failure to give way to you as you walked across the road. The knowledge that you had right of way as you descend towards the tarmac is most comforting.

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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby Cyril Haearn » 12 Dec 2019, 4:29pm

Another euphemism: 'we are opening a new branch nearby' or 'we are moving'

Both mean also "we are closing' :?
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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby Bmblbzzz » 12 Dec 2019, 5:18pm

He was right, quite right,
As he drank his pint,
But he's just as tight
As if he'd been skint.

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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby Sweep » 12 Dec 2019, 11:17pm

simonhill wrote:Cycle friendly policy is meaningless if the staff are unaware of it, or choose to ignore it. Unfortunately this is quite a regular occurrence across the board.

You only have to look at the many complaints on here about easyJet staff not letting bikes in poly bags on a flight. The company have a clear and cycle friendly policy, but tell that to someone who is denied boarding.

True. Must admit i thought of spoons the other day as i cycled past an isolated rural essex pub. It had a written cycle policy - a sign said "no bicycles on the patio". Whyever not? Fair to assume that cyclists wouldn't deliberately obstruct folk or mince small children in their drive train. I did think of stopping to ask them whyever not or take a pic, but had to press on.
I'd rather go with spoons generally easy going nature. That's the definition of friendly. I wouldn't expect them to state in bold print that bikes can be brought inside. Would cause issues.
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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby MrsHJ » 25 Mar 2020, 1:46pm

MrsHJ wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:
MrsHJ wrote:2. Him indoors is a publican (landlord of the family pub) and supporting local family pubs is far better for the local economy than any chain. We support local (as in round the corner) businesses through our food sourcing and all meals are home made, not out of a preprepared box.

Would you care to say exactly where your pub is?


It's in Dartmouth. Land of boats, pasties and very steep hills.


Just like to say that we closed out pub a week ago (ie before we had to) as it seems the right thing to do. Staff still fully paid, hoping the government scheme will come through.

Wetherspoons- again not looking like a good employer or a responsible one.

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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby Oldjohnw » 25 Mar 2020, 3:01pm

MrsHJ wrote:
MrsHJ wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Would you care to say exactly where your pub is?


It's in Dartmouth. Land of boats, pasties and very steep hills.


Just like to say that we closed out pub a week ago (ie before we had to) as it seems the right thing to do. Staff still fully paid, hoping the government scheme will come through.

Wetherspoons- again not looking like a good employer or a responsible one.


Good luck. You sound like a good employer with a social conscience. Thank you.
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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby matt2matt2002 » 25 Mar 2020, 3:08pm

Our local 'spoons gave away, eggs, milk, onions etc. the day after they shut.
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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby ossie » 25 Mar 2020, 7:51pm

matt2matt2002 wrote:Our local 'spoons gave away, eggs, milk, onions etc. the day after they shut.


Nice touch. I know a few pubs were giving away beer 'around the back' if you rocked up with a suitable container. Obviously stuff from the pumps that would have gone down the pan.

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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby Oldjohnw » 25 Mar 2020, 8:25pm

ossie wrote:
matt2matt2002 wrote:Our local 'spoons gave away, eggs, milk, onions etc. the day after they shut.


Nice touch. I know a few pubs were giving away beer 'around the back' if you rocked up with a suitable container. Obviously stuff from the pumps that would have gone down the pan.


Trouble is, it appears that he had told his suppliers they won't be paid until after the shutdown. So he is giving away stuff he hasn't paid for.
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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby ossie » 25 Mar 2020, 8:33pm

Oldjohnw wrote:
ossie wrote:
matt2matt2002 wrote:Our local 'spoons gave away, eggs, milk, onions etc. the day after they shut.


Nice touch. I know a few pubs were giving away beer 'around the back' if you rocked up with a suitable container. Obviously stuff from the pumps that would have gone down the pan.


Trouble is, it appears that he had told his suppliers they won't be paid until after the shutdown. So he is giving away stuff he hasn't paid for.


Apologies these weren't spoons, more the pub giving stuff away link. Slightly off topic I know.

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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby matt2matt2002 » 26 Mar 2020, 9:24pm

ossie wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:
ossie wrote:
Nice touch. I know a few pubs were giving away beer 'around the back' if you rocked up with a suitable container. Obviously stuff from the pumps that would have gone down the pan.


Trouble is, it appears that he had told his suppliers they won't be paid until after the shutdown. So he is giving away stuff he hasn't paid for.


Ah, ok. The eggs still tasted good.
But I get your point.
They shouldn't have given it all away because they hadn't paid for it.
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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby TrevA » 26 Mar 2020, 10:33pm

A colleague of my daughter (who works in the Civil Service), had been working part time at Wetherspoons as well as a full time job at the Civil Service. He decided that the CS wasn’t for him and decided to go full time at Spoons. His last day at the CS was last Friday and at lunchtime, he sent her an e-mail saying goodbye. Talk about bad timing!
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Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Postby Paulatic » 27 Mar 2020, 7:09am

TrevA wrote:A colleague of my daughter (who works in the Civil Service), had been working part time at Wetherspoons as well as a full time job at the Civil Service. He decided that the CS wasn’t for him and decided to go full time at Spoons. His last day at the CS was last Friday and at lunchtime, he sent her an e-mail saying goodbye. Talk about bad timing!


Unfortunate timing and a large dollop of poor judgement. Obviously he wasn’t cut out for civil service but would you jump ship to go to Spoons?
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