WE DIDN’T SIGN UP FOR THIS

Like so many others, we got into this trade because we love sharing these little boltholes with others and watching you enjoy them and make memories to cherish between these walls. We do it because we like a bit of banter whilst pouring a beer. We’ve always believed in doing the best we can with the circumstances we’ve got.

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WE DIDN’T SIGN UP FOR THIS

WE DIDN’T SIGN UP FOR THIS

Like so many others, we got into this trade because we love sharing these little boltholes with others and watching you enjoy them and make memories to cherish between these walls. We do it because we like a bit of banter whilst pouring a beer. We’ve always believed in doing the best we can with the circumstances we’ve got.

HOW TO COMPLAIN IN RESTAURANTS

HOW TO COMPLAIN IN RESTAURANTS

  You know the feeling: your food has arrived at the table and try as you might, it’s just not up to scratch. You don’t like the way the veg is cooked or maybe those prawns are looking a bit suspiciously at you. Perhaps the camembert’s not been cooked enough or...

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3 WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL PUB

3 WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL PUB

  For those of you that weren’t aware, it’s been a rough few years in the pub industry. Between tough business rates, beer duty & VAT, the pinch on pubs has been a constant struggle for everyone from the big branded corporate operators down to the little guys...

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ONE IN EVERY THREE POUNDS SPENT IN PUBS GOES TO THE TAXMAN

ONE IN EVERY THREE POUNDS SPENT IN PUBS GOES TO THE TAXMAN

For the first thirty years of my life, I don’t think I entirely knew what tax was. Initially, it was just a small amount that vanished from my payslip each month. When I became self-employed, it became a bigger amount that vanished from my bank account every January....

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ONLINE REVIEWS: FAKE NEWS

ONLINE REVIEWS: FAKE NEWS

It was 3.40am when my eyes popped open. There was a cat tucked under my armpit and another wrapped around my feet, but that wasn’t why I was awake in the dead of night. My subconscious had, in the brief time I’d been asleep, been wrestling with that one man. I’d been...

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BANK HOLIDAY HEATWAVE

BANK HOLIDAY HEATWAVE

  They started arriving at 7.45am, the Bank Holiday revellers, even though we weren’t opening until 12pm. They circled the village for hours, congregating in the garden to bagsy a table (the number of which they would fail to note when they finally got to order...

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THE FLEUR FAMILY

THE FLEUR FAMILY

There’s a little girl we know called Ella. She’s around about four years old now. I know this because she was one of the first customers we ever had at the Fleur De Lys, when she was only a couple of weeks old. Ella has been the centre of family gatherings at the...

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CHRISTMAS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

CHRISTMAS FROM THE OTHER SIDE

  The kids break up from school. The adults put their out of office auto-responders on. We take a deep breath… The advent of the festive holidays fills the majority of folks with unparalleled glee. A week, if not more, away from work; a whole host of legitimate...

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