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ETA
28-05-2012, 19:35
Cinque Ports (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/11109/)

I mentioned a one-post "reviewer" who merely wittered on about the food in this pub but didn't actually tell us anything about the pub itself. It occurred to me that most of the people who do this seem to be women and that it usually happens after a family meal, Mothers' Day treat or similar.

I hasten to say to Gill, Lady Grey and all our other "proper" lady members and reviewers that this isn't a misogynistic dig, but I wonder why this might be the case. Any thoughts?

Strongers
28-05-2012, 20:05
Maybe men are more likely to get things off their chests atthe scene rather than letting it fester and build up into a multi website bombardment.

Any idea what ‘freezer burnt’ means?

Quinno
28-05-2012, 22:46
Any idea what ‘freezer burnt’ means?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freezer_burn

You need to learn the new trick:

-highlight word/phrase on web page
-right click
-select 'search Google for XXX'

It's a relatively new phenomena in my Firefox but it's very handy :D

Strongers
28-05-2012, 23:13
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freezer_burn

You need to learn the new trick:

-highlight word/phrase on web page
-right click
-select 'search Google for XXX'

It's a relatively new phenomena in my Firefox but it's very handy :D

Very handy indeed... Cheers

ROBCamra
29-05-2012, 07:54
http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?7478-One-post-whingers&highlight=whingers

A deja vu moment for me ETA. :p Even the thread title. ;)

ETA
29-05-2012, 11:38
Thanks Strongers, that's two things I've learned today.

ETA
29-05-2012, 11:40
A deja vu moment for me ETA. :p Even the thread title. ;)

Fair enough - I will remember to do a proper search next time...

Farway
29-05-2012, 14:11
Thanks for search tip, learn a trick every day

As a bloke and thus not sure of female thinking [come on, we have all heard "if you don't know I am not going to tell you" ] I suspect the ladies have built up an expectation of a lovely time out, only to have it ruined by surly servants, rubbish food etc

Blokes meanwhile just want to have pint, peace & quiet, with maybe some decent grub chucked in, in that order.

2 out of 3 is fine

Spinko
29-05-2012, 20:14
Thanks for search tip, learn a trick every day

As a bloke and thus not sure of female thinking [come on, we have all heard "if you don't know I am not going to tell you" ] I suspect the ladies have built up an expectation of a lovely time out, only to have it ruined by surly servants, rubbish food etc

Blokes meanwhile just want to have pint, peace & quiet, with maybe some decent grub chucked in, in that order.

2 out of 3 is fine

Just remember how you thought and reasoned as a child and you'll have it sussed with women. I remember if I got treated to a take away and it wasn't really good I'd end up being really upset as it'd be weeks before the next take-away.

*ducks*

gillhalfpint
29-05-2012, 21:57
Spinko's quote "Blokes meanwhile just want to have pint, peace & quiet, with maybe some decent grub chucked in, in that order."

That is how this female likes a pub. Go to a pub for good beer, and enjoy it best in a quiet pub. As we tend to do lunch times rather than evenings, if we are enjoying the beer we don't mind stopping for decent pub grub. Simple.

arwkrite
30-05-2012, 07:46
When the need for a roast dinner becomes over whelming I con one of my mates to go with me to one of the nearby carvery outlets. The roast beef cannot be beaten and I have never had cause for complaint. Smaller pubs have given me problems usually in busy periods when they cannot handle the rush. Protest and complain at the time. Is it worthwhile complaining in full in the pub reviews ? I think not. Maybe a quick note saying the food was not up to an expected standard but chefs change from one week to the next.
As to the working of the female mind ? The older I get the more they baffle me

Soup Dragon
30-05-2012, 12:50
This was my response to 'one-post' whingers

http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubreviews/56116/

Alesonly
30-05-2012, 13:22
I think Strongers has hit the nail on the head most men would complain there and then. Don't always work though see below.
Because I done that In a local Grub Pub around Two years ago and me & the wife got promptly got baned and told not to come back as we are not welcome. This was just because we complained about the standard of service which took over half hour and we were still waiting so I said can you cancel the order as we have to leave we got no apology just told to sod off and not come back. Which we did never to return, There was no one else waiting when we went in but a group of Friends obviously Friends of the Manager arrived and all got served first whilst we were still waiting. I wont name the Pub as its now changed hands since after the previous landlords were removed. No doubt for there lack of customer skills.

ETA
01-06-2012, 09:01
This was my response to 'one-post' whingers

http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubreviews/56116/

"If you care about beer, then go to a proper pub and if you care about your holiday, then don't go to Ingoldmells.". Absolutely spot on.

I did the same here http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/59099/ as did Strongers (unless his visit so soon after a string of whinges was removed) . So the OPWs actually had the opposite effect to the one they intended.

Al 10000
01-06-2012, 18:03
"If you care about beer, then go to a proper pub and if you care about your holiday, then don't go to Ingoldmells.". Absolutely spot on.

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I know this quote was from Soup Dragons review of an Ingoldmells pub,the pub may be crap and not worth a visit but to slag an whole town off is wrong,if you happen to live in Nottingham or the East Midlands the nearest cheap seaside resort to visit is either Ingoldmells or Skeggy,i have been to both loads of times as this was the only option for my parents.
Living in this part of the country it is far too expensive to go to Devon,Cornwall and too long a journey so the only option available to lots of people is these two resorts.

Gann
01-06-2012, 18:36
if you happen to live in Nottingham or the East Midlands the nearest cheap seaside resort to visit is either Ingoldmells or Skeggy,i have been to both loads of times as this was the only option for my parents.


But Skeggy is crap though, isn't it ?....... No no don't answer that, only having a larf !

And for balance, Devon and Cornwall was also too far for most Londoners in the Sixties and Seventies and I spent most of my holidays at Jaywick Sands and Clacton on the Essex coast.
And I will not take umbridge at anyone slagging those off, in fact a pint goes to the first person who can work out how to break them off and float them over to France.

ETA
02-06-2012, 18:19
... to slag an whole town off is wrong,

Al, you're right of course, and I offer my apologies to the inhabitants if Ingoldsby where I've never been. What I meant of course that it was the principle which was
spot on - if you want first class anything you don't go to a second class facility to get it. Affording first class is entirely another issue and not a debate intended by either Soupy or me, I think.