On 07-12-2009 juleslee said :
"18TH PARTY ????????? AS AN EX-LANDLORD I WOULD SAY THAT THERE IS A MAJOR MISUNDERSTANDING ON HOW AN EVENT LIKE THIS SHOULD BE HANDLED. I DO NOT DEFEND EITHER PARTY HERE BUT IT IS FAIR TO SAY THAT MANY OF THE GUESTS WOULD BE UNDER DRINKING AGE. THE BEST PLACE FOR A PARTY OF THIS KIND FOR THIS AGE GROUP IS A VILLAGE HALL TYPE PLACE WHERE YOU HAVE YOUR OWN DRINK AND YOU HAVE MADE SURE THE PLACE IS OK FOR DRINKING ON THE PREMISE. AS FOR THE PUB IT'S SELF I CAN NOT COMMENT AS THE LAST TIME I WAS IN THERE WAS WAS IN THE 1960'S,,,,,,,, I WAS UNDER AGE , I WAS ON A MOTOR SCOOTER AND DRUNK CIDER,,,,,,, OOOOPS. JULES"
On 06-12-2009 ancientpartygoer said :
"On the 20th November, my wife and I attended an 18th birthday celebration at the Travellers Rest. The booking was made with the landlords complete knowledge that it was to be an 18th Birthday party.
On arrival we were directed to the fuction room by two pleasant regulars and found a good sized room, just right for the occasion.
From this point forward it became very obvious that it was going to be a difficult evening!The three people behind the bar had extremely sour looks on their faces and their manner and attitude matched!
However all the guests were looking forward to a good evening and a good atmosphere filled the room. This clearly angered the staff as they soon became very rude and objectional to the young people - refusing to accept their ID cards and therefore not serving them.
As the evening progressed, the Landlady served a 22 year old man and only a few minutes later snatched the glass from his hand spilling the beer over his arm.The party's host intervened to try to calm the situation only to be threatened with violence!!
At this point the party was ABANDONDED and it was still only 9.15 pm
Now whilst we all understand the problems associated with under age drinking, none had taken place and surely a polite notice displayed on the bar at the beginning of the evening explaining the Landlord policy regarding serving young people would have prevented any problems arising OR DID MR THORNEWILL IN FACT DELIBERATELY SET OUT TO RUIN THE BIRTHDAY PARTY??????
As an observer of nearly 70 years I would strongly advise anyone wanting a pleasant outing to avoid the Travellers Rest at all costs!!!"
On 18-3-2008 joe-motion said :
"Seafairer what are you on about? The Travellers has been run by the same couple for the past 16 years and has grown considerably over this period winning awards along the way - what other pubs can say this down this stretch of road? The landlady does have an eye for dodgy looking characters as they are usually from the Bass Street bail hostel! Are you barred by any chance?
If so im sure you will be able to enjoy a pint in the near future under the new management!
On 30-1-2008 seafarer1966 said :
"Glad to see there's a sign up saying the landlord and landlady are retiring and the lease is on offer. Don't know about the landlord but the landlady put me off drinking there big time. If she doesn't know your face she will stare at you and keep an eye on you. Probably an ex-Gestapo employee who diversified into the pub trade. "
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