On 03-1-2008 manc said :
"Having been in the bar on the evening mentioned in the previous post I can only say that I wonder just what planet the author was on on that particular evening. As for new years eve the evening was by invite and ticket only, I did not see any trouble at all and a very good evening was had by each and every person in attendance!! And would further challenge our somewhat over critical contributer to prove his allagations that the police were called because of trouble. I have been a patron of The Horse and Farrier for some years and have never seen any evidence of bar staff being rude to anyone. Perhaps an evening in Walkabout is more suited to the contributer !!!!!!"
On 03-1-2008 jaymac said :
"I am not sure which Horse & Farrier the previous poster has recently frequented, it is certainly a different one to the one I was in on New Years Eve. Entry was by ticket only and these wre checked at the door. There was certainly no trouble whatsoever and the police were not called. (Please check your facts) Everyone, mostly couples,had a geat time in this friendly pub.
I also find it hard to believe that the bar staff behaved in the manner that you decribe, they are most courtious and friendly people you could wish to meet."
On 02-1-2008 loobyloo said :
"I had a very unpleasant experience here yesterday. I was in the Golden Lion which was as friendly as ever, but left after a while because they weren't showing yesterday's World Darts final. I decided to watch it in the Horse and Farrier. What a mistake.
I was sitting there at the bar minding my own business, watching the TV. The barmaid swept my drink away with about an inch of it remaining. "Hang on a minute, that's mine," I said. "Alright, don't get your knickers in a knot," she said. Not, "I beg your pardon" or "Oh, sorry."
Then there was a ruckus as someone was bundled out of the pub. A man sitting near me said "Get out of my f***ing pub, get of out my f***ing pub." How pleasant.
Moments after fininshing my second pint, the charming barmaid was back, poking me on the arm. "Would you like another?" "Yes, in a minute," I said. "I'm sorry, but if you aren't going to have another drink, you're going to have to go, now."
Against my better judgement I did order another half just to shut her up but I felt so unwelcome and the atmosphere was so hostile that I left my drink and walked out. The place has this atmosphere of latent violence all the time. Not always latent either - readers of the Lancaster Guardian will know of course that there was a massive fight there during a recent funeral and that the police were called on New Years' Eve because of more fighting.
You know things are getting bad when you wish you'd gone to Walkabout."
On 19-8-2007 howmuch said :
"Like previous post says....a city centre pub that is just how it should be...traditional, cosey and friendly. Was full of, how shall we say, senior drinkers when I went in and I had a great laugh with a good number of them. You know the ones, pint for the bloke and half bitter shandy for the lady. Excellent stuff. Can get a bit busy due to it not being too big but give it a go."
On 31-8-2006 rinkydink said :
"Great place for a friendly drink in a city centre. What a proper pub should be - staff are great too - very friendly and professional."
On 04-6-2006 thespicester said :
"Old fashioned Thwaites house. Long bar with a cosy snug to the rear. Nice yard with tables at back of pub is a suntrap in summer."
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