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Topic: Re:Re: George IV
Posted by: Michael Brown
Date/Time: 12/10/14 20:36:00

I’ve since visited on a few occasions. Yes, I know – hypocrite. Visited Friday with a friend who hadn’t seen it and, again, on Saturday with a couple of friends who hadn’t seen it. Last night, it was agreed that no opinions should be given to a particular couple before they walked in so’s not to influence them. Upon entering, ‘her majesty’ said: “Ooh, I like it in here.” Within half an hour she was ready to leave, mainly due to the noise, and said that she would never dine in there. Her husband felt the same, as did the other friend present. Whilst much space has been created, which you’d think would be a good thing, it’s also created an empty, impersonal and echoing environment. The ‘DJ’ wasn’t much fun either; just some bloke sat at a table with headphones on and not engaging with the audience at all. It’s almost a virtual pub, now. It turns out that they do sell Bulmers but it seems to be a bit of a secret, with the draught Orchards cider being pushed.

I believe that, with the new theme, they want to focus more on food, but in my 4 visits (3 Fri eves and a Sat eve), I’ve not seen a plate of food yet. I don’t see the dining aspect taking over, not under the current arrangement; and who’s going to be in there on a Sat/Sun afternoon to use as a pub when there’s no Sky TV?

I think that Fullers have been caught in two minds, not known which way to jump, and have ended up with a large attractive space, which isn’t going to attract any particular group on a large enough scale.

I may sound a bit bitter and twisted, and there could be some truth in that. None of the original barstaff have been invited back, the usual lagers have been replaced with more ‘trendy’ lagers, and they’ve taken the Guinness away too. I read a lot of messages in all this, and my new name for the George IV is The Social Engineer. 

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
George IV21/07/14 12:37:00 Mike Paterson
   Re:George IV21/07/14 12:40:00 Michael Brown
      Re:Re:George IV21/07/14 12:48:00 Pete Mayes
      Re:Re:George IV21/07/14 12:57:00 Mike Paterson
      Re:Re:George IV21/07/14 13:03:00 Richard Greenhough
   Re:George IV21/07/14 12:48:00 David Roberts
      Re:Re:George IV21/07/14 12:58:00 Mike Paterson
         Re:Re:Re:George IV21/07/14 13:08:00 David Roberts
      Re:Re:George IV21/07/14 12:59:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
         Re:Re:Re:George IV21/07/14 13:03:00 Julian Pavey
            Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV21/07/14 16:16:00 Thomas Barry
         Re:Re:Re:George IV21/07/14 13:08:00 Pete Mayes
         Re:Re:Re:George IV21/07/14 13:16:00 Mike Paterson
            Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV21/07/14 13:31:00 Andrew Cumming
               Re:Wetherspoons21/07/14 14:31:00 Richard Greenhough
                  Re:Re:Wetherspoons21/07/14 15:31:00 Julian Pavey
                     Re:Re:Re:Wetherspoons21/07/14 15:35:00 Richard Greenhough
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Wetherspoons21/07/14 15:42:00 Pete Mayes
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Wetherspoons21/07/14 15:57:00 Julian Pavey
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Wetherspoons21/07/14 16:21:00 Julian Pavey
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Wetherspoons21/07/14 17:32:00 Thomas Barry
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Wetherspoons22/07/14 10:25:00 Richard Greenhough
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV21/07/14 16:16:00 Mike Paterson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV21/07/14 17:43:00 Pete Mayes
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV21/07/14 18:53:00 Richard Cathcart
   Re:George IV21/07/14 19:28:00 Mike Paterson
      Re:Re:George IV  (Mystery word above front door)21/08/14 01:28:00 Jim Lawes
         Re:Re:Re:George IV  (Mystery word above front door)21/08/14 08:59:00 Richard Jennings
            Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV  (Mystery word above front door)21/08/14 11:15:00 Jim Lawes
      Re:Re:George IV21/08/14 01:33:00 Jim Lawes
         Re:Re:Re:George IV21/08/14 11:31:00 Andrew Craig
   Re:George IV24/08/14 12:13:00 Andrew OSullivan
      Re:Re:George IV22/09/14 14:30:00 Michael Brown
         Re:Re:Re:George IV22/09/14 17:43:00 William Luckman
            Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV22/09/14 17:49:00 Roger Jones
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV23/09/14 13:36:00 David Marles
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV23/09/14 13:59:00 Andrew Cumming
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV23/09/14 14:07:00 Katy Boardman
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV23/09/14 14:10:00 Guy Lambert
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV23/09/14 15:36:00 William Luckman
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV23/09/14 16:59:00 David Roberts
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV23/09/14 20:36:00 Lynne Bruce
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV23/09/14 21:57:00 Mark Pattinson
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV23/09/14 22:09:00 bobby osborne
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV23/09/14 22:20:00 Julian Pavey
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV23/09/14 22:26:00 Lynne Bruce
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV24/09/14 09:24:00 Andrew Cumming
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV23/09/14 22:49:00 Stephen Foster
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV24/09/14 10:17:00 Guy Lambert
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV24/09/14 09:32:00 David Marles
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV24/09/14 09:42:00 Michael Robinson
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV24/09/14 12:16:00 Mark Pattinson
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV25/09/14 10:19:00 David Marles
                                                   Sports Bar25/09/14 11:22:00 Rob Reynolds
                                                   Re:George IV25/09/14 11:28:00 Ian Wylie
                                                      Re:Re:George IV25/09/14 13:23:00 Michael Brown
                                                      Re:Re:George IV25/09/14 15:43:00 Michael Robinson
                                                         Re:Re:Re:George IV25/09/14 15:48:00 Michael Robinson
                                                            Re:George IV25/09/14 17:34:00 Ian Wylie
                                                               Re:Re:George IV25/09/14 17:51:00 Ben Halloren
                                                                  Re:Re:Re:George IV27/09/14 21:06:00 Michael Brown
                                                                     Re:Re:Re:Re:George IV28/09/14 10:37:00 David Marles
                                                                        In praise of Michael's review..28/09/14 11:39:00 Stuart Kerr
                                                                           Re:In praise of Michael's review..28/09/14 12:26:00 Guy Lambert
                                                                              Re:Re:In praise of Michael's review..28/09/14 12:39:00 David Roberts
                                                                                 Re:Re:Re:In praise of Michael's review..28/09/14 12:43:00 bobby osborne
                                                                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:In praise of Michael's review..28/09/14 17:16:00 Julian Pavey
                                                                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:In praise of Michael's review..28/09/14 17:23:00 Pete Mayes
                                                                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:In praise of Michael's review..28/09/14 17:29:00 Gervase Harson
                                                                                             Re:Re: George IV12/10/14 20:36:00 Michael Brown
                                                                                                Re:Re:Re: George IV12/10/14 20:46:00 David Roberts
                                                                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re: George IV12/10/14 21:04:00 Trevor Lloyd

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