Cyclists 'too smelly' for Lamb Inn in Nomansland

Paul Burnage, Christina Southwick, Roger Bradley, John McGarry and Janet Burnage.	 Pcture by Chris Moorhouse. Order no: 11230565

Paul Burnage, Christina Southwick, Roger Bradley, John McGarry and Janet Burnage. Pcture by Chris Moorhouse. Order no: 11230565

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

PUB bosses booted out a group of cyclists – because their body odour was putting off other customers.

The owners of the picturesque Lamb Inn in the New Forest told the riders to get on their bikes after drinkers complained about the smell.

The 13 friends, who had only pedalled about six miles to Nomansland from Cadnam, say they have never been so insulted.

They claim the pub was virtually empty anyway.

But owner Zara Mason described the smell as “disgusting”.

She said: “I have got evidence of it, they can come and speak to customers. It was disgusting.

“We would never offend anybody, but we’re open from 11am to 11pm on Saturday, we have got regulars and other general public to think about.

“Especially in times of need we don’t ask people to leave. It was 11am, we weren’t that busy, it just shows you how bad they did smell.”

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Mrs Mason said that they were fully booked for lunch and had already received complaints from customers and the bar staff but had only politely asked the cyclists to sit outside.

She added that cyclists were always welcome and the pub even filled up water bottles for free.

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The 13-strong group, who are aged between their mid-40s and mid-60s, all belong to the Lordshill Road Runners Club in Southampton.

They had been cycling half an hour on Saturday in temperatures of around 16C (61F) when they stopped off for refreshments, but said they had barely taken a sip of their coffees and beers when the restaurant manager told them to leave.

One of the cyclists, medical secretary Janet Burnage, 54, of Romsey, said the group were angry and had vowed never to use the pub again.

She said: “We’d never been so insulted in our lives. I think in this day and age, especially when pubs are closing down all over the place and they’re trying to keep business, they’re going the wrong way about it. We won’t be recommending people to go there.

“The restaurant manager came over to us and said ‘I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but there is a bit of a body odour and would you mind leaving’.”

Fellow cyclist John McGarry, 59, a retired accountant from Colden Common, added: “My only reaction was stunned amazement – I have run enough marathons over the years to recognise when I am sweaty and smelly, but even then no one has ever complained.”

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1:02pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Elgy says...

“My only reaction was stunned amazement – I have run enough marathons over the years to recognise when I am sweaty and smelly, but even then no one has ever complained.” Well this time they did. Get over it.
“My only reaction was stunned amazement – I have run enough marathons over the years to recognise when I am sweaty and smelly, but even then no one has ever complained.” Well this time they did. Get over it. Elgy
  • Score: -1

1:03pm Wed 29 Sep 10

hulla baloo says...

Totally agree.
These cyclists should show more consideration to others with regards to hygiene.
Totally agree. These cyclists should show more consideration to others with regards to hygiene. hulla baloo
  • Score: -5

1:05pm Wed 29 Sep 10

wilson castaway says...

I remember going to pubs for lunch in the new forest after a day rambling around with my parents.The locals would sit at the bar on their stools witht their bums hanging out the back of thier trousers.Me and my sister would sit and giggle.Hmmm what would smell more??....a local bum or a cycists armpit??...thers only one way to find out........FIGHT!!!!
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I remember going to pubs for lunch in the new forest after a day rambling around with my parents.The locals would sit at the bar on their stools witht their bums hanging out the back of thier trousers.Me and my sister would sit and giggle.Hmmm what would smell more??....a local bum or a cycists armpit??...thers only one way to find out........FIGHT!!!! ! wilson castaway
  • Score: 0

1:06pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Walter K says...

I'm sure these blue-rinsers had a certain twang before they set off....
I'm sure these blue-rinsers had a certain twang before they set off.... Walter K
  • Score: 1

1:09pm Wed 29 Sep 10

StEmmosfire says...

Bloody Masons!!!!
Bloody Masons!!!! StEmmosfire
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1:11pm Wed 29 Sep 10

rich the stitch says...

She said: “We’d never been so insulted in our lives"
Really? Are you telling me that the worst name you've been called is smelly? Surely as a cyclist you get sworn at every day by other roads users?
She said: “We’d never been so insulted in our lives" Really? Are you telling me that the worst name you've been called is smelly? Surely as a cyclist you get sworn at every day by other roads users? rich the stitch
  • Score: 0

1:11pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Big Mac says...

Are you sure it wasn't the over stuffed lycra that the locals found offensive?
Are you sure it wasn't the over stuffed lycra that the locals found offensive? Big Mac
  • Score: -1

1:15pm Wed 29 Sep 10

bigfella says...

Im staggered this is deemed a newsworth event

I guess i should be pleased i dont like in an area of the world/country where rape and murder are so prevalent the dominate all the local press

s/w
your-pong
Im staggered this is deemed a newsworth event I guess i should be pleased i dont like in an area of the world/country where rape and murder are so prevalent the dominate all the local press s/w your-pong bigfella
  • Score: 0

1:19pm Wed 29 Sep 10

sotonwinch09 says...

This is what happens when you ban smoking.
This is what happens when you ban smoking. sotonwinch09
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1:28pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Shoong says...

sotonwinch09 wrote:
This is what happens when you ban smoking.
Agreed! You get the holier than thou Lycra mob in.
[quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] wrote: This is what happens when you ban smoking.[/p][/quote]Agreed! You get the holier than thou Lycra mob in. Shoong
  • Score: 0

1:34pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Saintbob says...

It's up to the pub who they serve and want in their building.
It's up to the pub who they serve and want in their building. Saintbob
  • Score: 0

1:42pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Maine Lobster says...

Just an example of how cyclists pollute the nice clean air in a pub and ruin the atmosphere for everybody else. If they had driven to The Lamb, they would have been fine!
Motorists of the Forest unite!
Just an example of how cyclists pollute the nice clean air in a pub and ruin the atmosphere for everybody else. If they had driven to The Lamb, they would have been fine! Motorists of the Forest unite! Maine Lobster
  • Score: -1

1:46pm Wed 29 Sep 10

onlyme444444 says...

so offended that she gave a quote to the newspaper with her full name. Now we all know that she was amongst the stench.
Like a few of you said, it is down to the pub and there's nothing worse than the smell of Body Odor!
so offended that she gave a quote to the newspaper with her full name. Now we all know that she was amongst the stench. Like a few of you said, it is down to the pub and there's nothing worse than the smell of Body Odor! onlyme444444
  • Score: 0

2:02pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Ooh friend says...

Elgy wrote:
“My only reaction was stunned amazement – I have run enough marathons over the years to recognise when I am sweaty and smelly, but even then no one has ever complained.” Well this time they did. Get over it.
Quite right!! Older folks, bike rides, lycra....good god!
[quote][p][bold]Elgy[/bold] wrote: “My only reaction was stunned amazement – I have run enough marathons over the years to recognise when I am sweaty and smelly, but even then no one has ever complained.” Well this time they did. Get over it.[/p][/quote]Quite right!! Older folks, bike rides, lycra....good god! Ooh friend
  • Score: 0

2:10pm Wed 29 Sep 10

spotburst says...

“The restaurant manager came over to us and said ‘I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but there is a bit of a body odour and would you mind leaving’.”

...seems polite enough, what's the problem?
“The restaurant manager came over to us and said ‘I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but there is a bit of a body odour and would you mind leaving’.” ...seems polite enough, what's the problem? spotburst
  • Score: -1

2:24pm Wed 29 Sep 10

S!mon says...

Maybe next time they can carry a tin of deodarant with them?
Maybe next time they can carry a tin of deodarant with them? S!mon
  • Score: -1

2:30pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Shoong says...

S!mon wrote:
Maybe next time they can carry a tin of deodarant with them?
... and be considerate towards other people..?

These are cycle riders! Dream on!
[quote][p][bold]S!mon[/bold] wrote: Maybe next time they can carry a tin of deodarant with them?[/p][/quote]... and be considerate towards other people..? These are cycle riders! Dream on! Shoong
  • Score: -1

2:33pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Dragonfish says...

Well done The Lamb for having the courage to take a stand.
The cyclists in question must be fit, but obviously not very bright.
Well done The Lamb for having the courage to take a stand. The cyclists in question must be fit, but obviously not very bright. Dragonfish
  • Score: -1

2:33pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Mental Micky says...

Must be the links effect
Must be the links effect Mental Micky
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2:39pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Marge0109 says...

Thank god someone is prepared to actually say something. Not really sure why this is news - they were not refused service, were politely asked to go outside with their drinks and other patrons' needs were taken into account. Let's hope that encourages others to visit the Lamb!
Thank god someone is prepared to actually say something. Not really sure why this is news - they were not refused service, were politely asked to go outside with their drinks and other patrons' needs were taken into account. Let's hope that encourages others to visit the Lamb! Marge0109
  • Score: -1

2:59pm Wed 29 Sep 10

freefinker says...

.. well, I suppose this takes the pressure off the usual targets - chavs, immigrants, illegals, sink estates, skates, gipsies, benefit claimants, pikeys, etc, ad infinitum.
I’m sure I’ve missed quite a few.
.
Whoever would have thought humble cyclist could become the new hate figure of Echo posters?
.. well, I suppose this takes the pressure off the usual targets - chavs, immigrants, illegals, sink estates, skates, gipsies, benefit claimants, pikeys, etc, ad infinitum. I’m sure I’ve missed quite a few. . Whoever would have thought humble cyclist could become the new hate figure of Echo posters? freefinker
  • Score: 0

3:00pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Maine Lobster says...

Shoong wrote:
S!mon wrote: Maybe next time they can carry a tin of deodarant with them?
... and be considerate towards other people..? These are cycle riders! Dream on!
Quite. Many cyclists are very inconsiderate. If they're not riding on pavements, they are riding without lights at night or ignoring red traffic signals. Its about time those with driving licences who transgress the highway code whilst on a bicycle, were fined and had their driving licences endorsed like the rest of us, instead of treating the law and other road users with utter contempt.
I saw one recently at night with no lights,listening to an ipod and texting on her mobile phone all at once! Lord help us.
[quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S!mon[/bold] wrote: Maybe next time they can carry a tin of deodarant with them?[/p][/quote]... and be considerate towards other people..? These are cycle riders! Dream on![/p][/quote]Quite. Many cyclists are very inconsiderate. If they're not riding on pavements, they are riding without lights at night or ignoring red traffic signals. Its about time those with driving licences who transgress the highway code whilst on a bicycle, were fined and had their driving licences endorsed like the rest of us, instead of treating the law and other road users with utter contempt. I saw one recently at night with no lights,listening to an ipod and texting on her mobile phone all at once! Lord help us. Maine Lobster
  • Score: -2

3:03pm Wed 29 Sep 10

bigmonkeyman says...

Seems like a resonable request.If you dont want a group in your pub,for whatever reason,be polite and ask them to leave.Dont moan to the local press if it happens to you.Act like an adult and take it on the chin you stinky lot
Seems like a resonable request.If you dont want a group in your pub,for whatever reason,be polite and ask them to leave.Dont moan to the local press if it happens to you.Act like an adult and take it on the chin you stinky lot bigmonkeyman
  • Score: -1

3:06pm Wed 29 Sep 10

john210 says...

As one of the cyclists concerned and to redress the balance:
I did speak to the only two customers in our part of the bar who were sitting right next to us - two ladies - they were as nonplussed as us and confirmed we did not smell. I did not see any other customers.
It was only 16C outside - we came in to warm up!
I understand Romsey Ramblers were also asked to leave on a previous occasion.
The mysterious Zara Mason? - I never saw her from first to last - was she even there - if she was there she used her restaurant manager to make the comments to us -very brave - I asked him who the owner was and he did not volunteer her!
It took us over 10 minutes to receive our orders - they were quite happy to take our money before asking us to leave.
Perhaps the Lamb just wants a certain type of customer
As one of the cyclists concerned and to redress the balance: I did speak to the only two customers in our part of the bar who were sitting right next to us - two ladies - they were as nonplussed as us and confirmed we did not smell. I did not see any other customers. It was only 16C outside - we came in to warm up! I understand Romsey Ramblers were also asked to leave on a previous occasion. The mysterious Zara Mason? - I never saw her from first to last - was she even there - if she was there she used her restaurant manager to make the comments to us -very brave - I asked him who the owner was and he did not volunteer her! It took us over 10 minutes to receive our orders - they were quite happy to take our money before asking us to leave. Perhaps the Lamb just wants a certain type of customer john210
  • Score: 1

3:09pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Fur Q says...

I love this story, reminds me of the pushchair mums who got turfed out of the Cowherds, they didnt like it so go crying to the papers.

Deal with it old people
I love this story, reminds me of the pushchair mums who got turfed out of the Cowherds, they didnt like it so go crying to the papers. Deal with it old people Fur Q
  • Score: 0

3:12pm Wed 29 Sep 10

KA says...

They had peddled for six miles for gods sake.. bound to work up a sweat.. bloody rude if you ask me!! they were prob only havin a couple of drinks before they moved on .. she added ... cyclists were always welcome !!! yeah right!! what to fill up their water bottles
They had peddled for six miles for gods sake.. bound to work up a sweat.. bloody rude if you ask me!! they were prob only havin a couple of drinks before they moved on .. she added ... cyclists were always welcome !!! yeah right!! what to fill up their water bottles KA
  • Score: 0

3:12pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Ooh friend says...

The pub were probably more narked off that 13 of them came in and ordered one cup of coffee between them, and then probably started eating their own lunches.

Seen that many times.
The pub were probably more narked off that 13 of them came in and ordered one cup of coffee between them, and then probably started eating their own lunches. Seen that many times. Ooh friend
  • Score: 0

3:21pm Wed 29 Sep 10

freefinker says...

john210 wrote:
As one of the cyclists concerned and to redress the balance:
I did speak to the only two customers in our part of the bar who were sitting right next to us - two ladies - they were as nonplussed as us and confirmed we did not smell. I did not see any other customers.
It was only 16C outside - we came in to warm up!
I understand Romsey Ramblers were also asked to leave on a previous occasion.
The mysterious Zara Mason? - I never saw her from first to last - was she even there - if she was there she used her restaurant manager to make the comments to us -very brave - I asked him who the owner was and he did not volunteer her!
It took us over 10 minutes to receive our orders - they were quite happy to take our money before asking us to leave.
Perhaps the Lamb just wants a certain type of customer
Thanks for the post John.
.
Not that it will make any difference - the hounds have already decided you should all be hung drawn and quartered.
.
Don't want facts to get in the way of a good rant now, do we?
[quote][p][bold]john210[/bold] wrote: As one of the cyclists concerned and to redress the balance: I did speak to the only two customers in our part of the bar who were sitting right next to us - two ladies - they were as nonplussed as us and confirmed we did not smell. I did not see any other customers. It was only 16C outside - we came in to warm up! I understand Romsey Ramblers were also asked to leave on a previous occasion. The mysterious Zara Mason? - I never saw her from first to last - was she even there - if she was there she used her restaurant manager to make the comments to us -very brave - I asked him who the owner was and he did not volunteer her! It took us over 10 minutes to receive our orders - they were quite happy to take our money before asking us to leave. Perhaps the Lamb just wants a certain type of customer[/p][/quote]Thanks for the post John. . Not that it will make any difference - the hounds have already decided you should all be hung drawn and quartered. . Don't want facts to get in the way of a good rant now, do we? freefinker
  • Score: 1

3:25pm Wed 29 Sep 10

St.DaveH says...

freefinker wrote:
john210 wrote:
As one of the cyclists concerned and to redress the balance:
I did speak to the only two customers in our part of the bar who were sitting right next to us - two ladies - they were as nonplussed as us and confirmed we did not smell. I did not see any other customers.
It was only 16C outside - we came in to warm up!
I understand Romsey Ramblers were also asked to leave on a previous occasion.
The mysterious Zara Mason? - I never saw her from first to last - was she even there - if she was there she used her restaurant manager to make the comments to us -very brave - I asked him who the owner was and he did not volunteer her!
It took us over 10 minutes to receive our orders - they were quite happy to take our money before asking us to leave.
Perhaps the Lamb just wants a certain type of customer
Thanks for the post John.
.
Not that it will make any difference - the hounds have already decided you should all be hung drawn and quartered.
.
Don't want facts to get in the way of a good rant now, do we?
Don't bring facts into this!
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]john210[/bold] wrote: As one of the cyclists concerned and to redress the balance: I did speak to the only two customers in our part of the bar who were sitting right next to us - two ladies - they were as nonplussed as us and confirmed we did not smell. I did not see any other customers. It was only 16C outside - we came in to warm up! I understand Romsey Ramblers were also asked to leave on a previous occasion. The mysterious Zara Mason? - I never saw her from first to last - was she even there - if she was there she used her restaurant manager to make the comments to us -very brave - I asked him who the owner was and he did not volunteer her! It took us over 10 minutes to receive our orders - they were quite happy to take our money before asking us to leave. Perhaps the Lamb just wants a certain type of customer[/p][/quote]Thanks for the post John. . Not that it will make any difference - the hounds have already decided you should all be hung drawn and quartered. . Don't want facts to get in the way of a good rant now, do we?[/p][/quote]Don't bring facts into this! St.DaveH
  • Score: 0

3:28pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Dragonfish says...

john210 wrote:
As one of the cyclists concerned and to redress the balance: I did speak to the only two customers in our part of the bar who were sitting right next to us - two ladies - they were as nonplussed as us and confirmed we did not smell. I did not see any other customers. It was only 16C outside - we came in to warm up! I understand Romsey Ramblers were also asked to leave on a previous occasion. The mysterious Zara Mason? - I never saw her from first to last - was she even there - if she was there she used her restaurant manager to make the comments to us -very brave - I asked him who the owner was and he did not volunteer her! It took us over 10 minutes to receive our orders - they were quite happy to take our money before asking us to leave. Perhaps the Lamb just wants a certain type of customer
There aren't many people who asked if you honk would say yes. Get real!
[quote][p][bold]john210[/bold] wrote: As one of the cyclists concerned and to redress the balance: I did speak to the only two customers in our part of the bar who were sitting right next to us - two ladies - they were as nonplussed as us and confirmed we did not smell. I did not see any other customers. It was only 16C outside - we came in to warm up! I understand Romsey Ramblers were also asked to leave on a previous occasion. The mysterious Zara Mason? - I never saw her from first to last - was she even there - if she was there she used her restaurant manager to make the comments to us -very brave - I asked him who the owner was and he did not volunteer her! It took us over 10 minutes to receive our orders - they were quite happy to take our money before asking us to leave. Perhaps the Lamb just wants a certain type of customer[/p][/quote]There aren't many people who asked if you honk would say yes. Get real! Dragonfish
  • Score: -1

3:28pm Wed 29 Sep 10

john210 says...

Me again
This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh.
I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra.
Briliant
Me again This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh. I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra. Briliant john210
  • Score: 1

3:30pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Dragonfish says...

john210 wrote:
Me again This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh. I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra. Briliant
I'm sure the hardworking landlady and he family are rolling about laughing.
[quote][p][bold]john210[/bold] wrote: Me again This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh. I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra. Briliant[/p][/quote]I'm sure the hardworking landlady and he family are rolling about laughing. Dragonfish
  • Score: -1

3:31pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Matt Probert says...

freefinker wrote:
.. well, I suppose this takes the pressure off the usual targets - chavs, immigrants, illegals, sink estates, skates, gipsies, benefit claimants, pikeys, etc, ad infinitum. I’m sure I’ve missed quite a few. . Whoever would have thought humble cyclist could become the new hate figure of Echo posters?
Yes, you missed PHOTOGRAPHERS, even more hated than cyclists!

Matt
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: .. well, I suppose this takes the pressure off the usual targets - chavs, immigrants, illegals, sink estates, skates, gipsies, benefit claimants, pikeys, etc, ad infinitum. I’m sure I’ve missed quite a few. . Whoever would have thought humble cyclist could become the new hate figure of Echo posters?[/p][/quote]Yes, you missed PHOTOGRAPHERS, even more hated than cyclists! Matt Matt Probert
  • Score: 0

3:32pm Wed 29 Sep 10

freefinker says...

john210 wrote:
Me again
This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh.
I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra.
Briliant
.. oh, that's only a small selection of their prejudices.
[quote][p][bold]john210[/bold] wrote: Me again This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh. I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra. Briliant[/p][/quote].. oh, that's only a small selection of their prejudices. freefinker
  • Score: 0

3:34pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Marge0109 says...

john210 wrote:
Me again This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh. I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra. Briliant
Interesting idea of having a laugh - if you can't take it, don't dish it out. There's a lot of people out there who are glad the restaurant manager had the guts to act. A lot wouldn't. Next time, be more considerate and others will hopefully afford you the same courtsy. You've tried to get bad publicity for the pub - but it's backfired. Deal with it.
[quote][p][bold]john210[/bold] wrote: Me again This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh. I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra. Briliant[/p][/quote]Interesting idea of having a laugh - if you can't take it, don't dish it out. There's a lot of people out there who are glad the restaurant manager had the guts to act. A lot wouldn't. Next time, be more considerate and others will hopefully afford you the same courtsy. You've tried to get bad publicity for the pub - but it's backfired. Deal with it. Marge0109
  • Score: -1

3:36pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Ned Seagoon says...

It would appear from the article that the management of the Lamb are only interested in having people who travel in air-conditioned vehicles as patrons. That might rule out bus passengers, as one could work-up a sweat walking from the bus stop.
This leaves the management of pubs such as the Lamb with a dilemma as to how to vet its customers. An 18-stone maître d' with highly trained olfactory skills might prove to be “a must” for all country pubs in the not too distant future, just to make sure that smelly riff-raff such as cyclists and walkers are kept clear of the more refined clientele. Those fresh smelling individuals with cars who insist on the right to pollute any environment they may wish to visit.
It would appear from the article that the management of the Lamb are only interested in having people who travel in air-conditioned vehicles as patrons. That might rule out bus passengers, as one could work-up a sweat walking from the bus stop. This leaves the management of pubs such as the Lamb with a dilemma as to how to vet its customers. An 18-stone maître d' with highly trained olfactory skills might prove to be “a must” for all country pubs in the not too distant future, just to make sure that smelly riff-raff such as cyclists and walkers are kept clear of the more refined clientele. Those fresh smelling individuals with cars who insist on the right to pollute any environment they may wish to visit. Ned Seagoon
  • Score: 1

3:44pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Sheets Tabeur says...

So you smelt after a sweaty bike ride and are now moaning to the press because you were asked politely to move outside. I could understand if you'd been thrown out without so much as an explanation but as far as I can see the restaurant manager was reacting to complaints from other customers and was as polite as he could be in requesting you to move outside.

You really must have an empty life if you think that the fact that your offensive body odour upset people waiting to eat is newsworthy. Couldn't you just do the same as the rest of the country when they feel the need to share some insignificant detail of their daily existence and resort to twitter?

Many cyclists frequent the Lamb Inn but obviously they have a better hygiene routine than you do.
So you smelt after a sweaty bike ride and are now moaning to the press because you were asked politely to move outside. I could understand if you'd been thrown out without so much as an explanation but as far as I can see the restaurant manager was reacting to complaints from other customers and was as polite as he could be in requesting you to move outside. You really must have an empty life if you think that the fact that your offensive body odour upset people waiting to eat is newsworthy. Couldn't you just do the same as the rest of the country when they feel the need to share some insignificant detail of their daily existence and resort to twitter? Many cyclists frequent the Lamb Inn but obviously they have a better hygiene routine than you do. Sheets Tabeur
  • Score: -1

3:56pm Wed 29 Sep 10

john210 says...

Me again.
I think you are missing the point. We did not smell after a very cold bike ride. If we had been smelly, and I have been very smelly on many occasions, we might have understood a bit more but this seems to be about the Lamb's prejudice rather than BO.
Me again. I think you are missing the point. We did not smell after a very cold bike ride. If we had been smelly, and I have been very smelly on many occasions, we might have understood a bit more but this seems to be about the Lamb's prejudice rather than BO. john210
  • Score: 1

3:57pm Wed 29 Sep 10

S!mon says...

Ned Seagoon wrote:
It would appear from the article that the management of the Lamb are only interested in having people who travel in air-conditioned vehicles as patrons. That might rule out bus passengers, as one could work-up a sweat walking from the bus stop. This leaves the management of pubs such as the Lamb with a dilemma as to how to vet its customers. An 18-stone maître d' with highly trained olfactory skills might prove to be “a must” for all country pubs in the not too distant future, just to make sure that smelly riff-raff such as cyclists and walkers are kept clear of the more refined clientele. Those fresh smelling individuals with cars who insist on the right to pollute any environment they may wish to visit.
"It would appear from the article that the management of the Lamb are only interested in having people who travel in air-conditioned vehicles as patrons."

Eh? Steady on mate, how does it "appear" so?
[quote][p][bold]Ned Seagoon[/bold] wrote: It would appear from the article that the management of the Lamb are only interested in having people who travel in air-conditioned vehicles as patrons. That might rule out bus passengers, as one could work-up a sweat walking from the bus stop. This leaves the management of pubs such as the Lamb with a dilemma as to how to vet its customers. An 18-stone maître d' with highly trained olfactory skills might prove to be “a must” for all country pubs in the not too distant future, just to make sure that smelly riff-raff such as cyclists and walkers are kept clear of the more refined clientele. Those fresh smelling individuals with cars who insist on the right to pollute any environment they may wish to visit.[/p][/quote]"It would appear from the article that the management of the Lamb are only interested in having people who travel in air-conditioned vehicles as patrons." Eh? Steady on mate, how does it "appear" so? S!mon
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4:10pm Wed 29 Sep 10

freemantlegirl2 says...

freefinker wrote:
john210 wrote:
Me again
This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh.
I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra.
Briliant
.. oh, that's only a small selection of their prejudices.
Yes don't forget disabled people who use cars, and want to go to the toilet, or have their incontinence pads changed whilst out shopping!

As for all the daft comments on here... heaven forbid as Freethinker says that any of them make an intelligent post. It beggars belief that these bitter little people are bouncing up and down on their computer keyboards spewing prejudice out with every word although I'm not sure all of them are serious comments.

Thank you John for putting the record straight. If I didn't like someone's BO I'd move frankly, it's not as if you were causing a bar brawl is it lol... never mind I'm sure another pub will be glad of the custom in these tough times!
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]john210[/bold] wrote: Me again This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh. I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra. Briliant[/p][/quote].. oh, that's only a small selection of their prejudices.[/p][/quote]Yes don't forget disabled people who use cars, and want to go to the toilet, or have their incontinence pads changed whilst out shopping! As for all the daft comments on here... heaven forbid as Freethinker says that any of them make an intelligent post. It beggars belief that these bitter little people are bouncing up and down on their computer keyboards spewing prejudice out with every word although I'm not sure all of them are serious comments. Thank you John for putting the record straight. If I didn't like someone's BO I'd move frankly, it's not as if you were causing a bar brawl is it lol... never mind I'm sure another pub will be glad of the custom in these tough times! freemantlegirl2
  • Score: 1

4:11pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Big Mac says...

john210 wrote:
Me again.
I think you are missing the point. We did not smell after a very cold bike ride. If we had been smelly, and I have been very smelly on many occasions, we might have understood a bit more but this seems to be about the Lamb's prejudice rather than BO.
John, I think you and your pals have kicked off a right old stink – get a life buoy!
[quote][p][bold]john210[/bold] wrote: Me again. I think you are missing the point. We did not smell after a very cold bike ride. If we had been smelly, and I have been very smelly on many occasions, we might have understood a bit more but this seems to be about the Lamb's prejudice rather than BO.[/p][/quote]John, I think you and your pals have kicked off a right old stink – get a life buoy! Big Mac
  • Score: 0

4:22pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Shoong says...

freemantlegirl2 wrote:
freefinker wrote:
john210 wrote:
Me again
This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh.
I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra.
Briliant
.. oh, that's only a small selection of their prejudices.
Yes don't forget disabled people who use cars, and want to go to the toilet, or have their incontinence pads changed whilst out shopping!

As for all the daft comments on here... heaven forbid as Freethinker says that any of them make an intelligent post. It beggars belief that these bitter little people are bouncing up and down on their computer keyboards spewing prejudice out with every word although I'm not sure all of them are serious comments.

Thank you John for putting the record straight. If I didn't like someone's BO I'd move frankly, it's not as if you were causing a bar brawl is it lol... never mind I'm sure another pub will be glad of the custom in these tough times!
Ah, so if I don't like sitting/standing next to someone who stinks, it's ME who has to move!

Another silly, ditzy post from yourself.
[quote][p][bold]freemantlegirl2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]john210[/bold] wrote: Me again This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh. I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra. Briliant[/p][/quote].. oh, that's only a small selection of their prejudices.[/p][/quote]Yes don't forget disabled people who use cars, and want to go to the toilet, or have their incontinence pads changed whilst out shopping! As for all the daft comments on here... heaven forbid as Freethinker says that any of them make an intelligent post. It beggars belief that these bitter little people are bouncing up and down on their computer keyboards spewing prejudice out with every word although I'm not sure all of them are serious comments. Thank you John for putting the record straight. If I didn't like someone's BO I'd move frankly, it's not as if you were causing a bar brawl is it lol... never mind I'm sure another pub will be glad of the custom in these tough times![/p][/quote]Ah, so if I don't like sitting/standing next to someone who stinks, it's ME who has to move! Another silly, ditzy post from yourself. Shoong
  • Score: 0

4:27pm Wed 29 Sep 10

St.DaveH says...

Brill article and great light hearted posts - but some appear to be getting a little sweaty about the nethers’......what a shower.....
Brill article and great light hearted posts - but some appear to be getting a little sweaty about the nethers’......what a shower..... St.DaveH
  • Score: 0

4:34pm Wed 29 Sep 10

john210 says...

Me again
Sadly, I think this is coming to an end as we are no longer main news - we've been bumped down to 4th.
Never mind - I'll look for something else to keep your prejudices all fired up - cycling three abreast through red lights will probably do the trick.
I'm off for my monthly bath - speak soon.
Love
John
Me again Sadly, I think this is coming to an end as we are no longer main news - we've been bumped down to 4th. Never mind - I'll look for something else to keep your prejudices all fired up - cycling three abreast through red lights will probably do the trick. I'm off for my monthly bath - speak soon. Love John john210
  • Score: 2

4:35pm Wed 29 Sep 10

StEmmosfire says...

Walter K wrote:
I'm sure these blue-rinsers had a certain twang before they set off....
lol hypocrite.
[quote][p][bold]Walter K[/bold] wrote: I'm sure these blue-rinsers had a certain twang before they set off....[/p][/quote]lol hypocrite. StEmmosfire
  • Score: 1

4:41pm Wed 29 Sep 10

thesaint says...

made me laugh they banned cyclists but are complaining that banning smelly smokers with their bad b o will kill their pubs.i,m giving the lamb in future till they get new managers in.
made me laugh they banned cyclists but are complaining that banning smelly smokers with their bad b o will kill their pubs.i,m giving the lamb in future till they get new managers in. thesaint
  • Score: 0

4:41pm Wed 29 Sep 10

MilesBond says...

I blame the cagoules they wear. They trap the sweat in and when you unzip all the B.O. comes out. I speak from experience.
I blame the cagoules they wear. They trap the sweat in and when you unzip all the B.O. comes out. I speak from experience. MilesBond
  • Score: 0

5:26pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Fur Q says...

john210 wrote:
Me again Sadly, I think this is coming to an end as we are no longer main news - we've been bumped down to 4th. Never mind - I'll look for something else to keep your prejudices all fired up - cycling three abreast through red lights will probably do the trick. I'm off for my monthly bath - speak soon. Love John
fair play to you John, dont forget under your arms this time !
[quote][p][bold]john210[/bold] wrote: Me again Sadly, I think this is coming to an end as we are no longer main news - we've been bumped down to 4th. Never mind - I'll look for something else to keep your prejudices all fired up - cycling three abreast through red lights will probably do the trick. I'm off for my monthly bath - speak soon. Love John[/p][/quote]fair play to you John, dont forget under your arms this time ! Fur Q
  • Score: 0

5:31pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Ned Seagoon says...

S!mon wrote:
Ned Seagoon wrote: It would appear from the article that the management of the Lamb are only interested in having people who travel in air-conditioned vehicles as patrons. That might rule out bus passengers, as one could work-up a sweat walking from the bus stop. This leaves the management of pubs such as the Lamb with a dilemma as to how to vet its customers. An 18-stone maître d' with highly trained olfactory skills might prove to be “a must” for all country pubs in the not too distant future, just to make sure that smelly riff-raff such as cyclists and walkers are kept clear of the more refined clientele. Those fresh smelling individuals with cars who insist on the right to pollute any environment they may wish to visit.
"It would appear from the article that the management of the Lamb are only interested in having people who travel in air-conditioned vehicles as patrons." Eh? Steady on mate, how does it "appear" so?
I say “it would appear” because the Echo has a habit, some would even claim a policy, of abusing the use of selective quotes.
What interpretation would you put on the article simple "S!mon"?
[quote][p][bold]S!mon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ned Seagoon[/bold] wrote: It would appear from the article that the management of the Lamb are only interested in having people who travel in air-conditioned vehicles as patrons. That might rule out bus passengers, as one could work-up a sweat walking from the bus stop. This leaves the management of pubs such as the Lamb with a dilemma as to how to vet its customers. An 18-stone maître d' with highly trained olfactory skills might prove to be “a must” for all country pubs in the not too distant future, just to make sure that smelly riff-raff such as cyclists and walkers are kept clear of the more refined clientele. Those fresh smelling individuals with cars who insist on the right to pollute any environment they may wish to visit.[/p][/quote]"It would appear from the article that the management of the Lamb are only interested in having people who travel in air-conditioned vehicles as patrons." Eh? Steady on mate, how does it "appear" so?[/p][/quote]I say “it would appear” because the Echo has a habit, some would even claim a policy, of abusing the use of selective quotes. What interpretation would you put on the article simple "S!mon"? Ned Seagoon
  • Score: 0

6:30pm Wed 29 Sep 10

J.K. says...

Perhaps if they had all been nubile nymphettes in short shorts and low tops without bras they would have been allowed to stay
Perhaps if they had all been nubile nymphettes in short shorts and low tops without bras they would have been allowed to stay J.K.
  • Score: 0

6:36pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Redback says...

The pub in question are clearly racist.

It wouldn't have happened under a proper socialist government.
The pub in question are clearly racist. It wouldn't have happened under a proper socialist government. Redback
  • Score: 0

7:29pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Reality-man says...

john210 wrote:
As one of the cyclists concerned and to redress the balance: I did speak to the only two customers in our part of the bar who were sitting right next to us - two ladies - they were as nonplussed as us and confirmed we did not smell. I did not see any other customers. It was only 16C outside - we came in to warm up! I understand Romsey Ramblers were also asked to leave on a previous occasion. The mysterious Zara Mason? - I never saw her from first to last - was she even there - if she was there she used her restaurant manager to make the comments to us -very brave - I asked him who the owner was and he did not volunteer her! It took us over 10 minutes to receive our orders - they were quite happy to take our money before asking us to leave. Perhaps the Lamb just wants a certain type of customer
I smell a rat. Or is it a Lordshill road runners club Cyclist?
[quote][p][bold]john210[/bold] wrote: As one of the cyclists concerned and to redress the balance: I did speak to the only two customers in our part of the bar who were sitting right next to us - two ladies - they were as nonplussed as us and confirmed we did not smell. I did not see any other customers. It was only 16C outside - we came in to warm up! I understand Romsey Ramblers were also asked to leave on a previous occasion. The mysterious Zara Mason? - I never saw her from first to last - was she even there - if she was there she used her restaurant manager to make the comments to us -very brave - I asked him who the owner was and he did not volunteer her! It took us over 10 minutes to receive our orders - they were quite happy to take our money before asking us to leave. Perhaps the Lamb just wants a certain type of customer[/p][/quote]I smell a rat. Or is it a Lordshill road runners club Cyclist? Reality-man
  • Score: 0

7:44pm Wed 29 Sep 10

freemantlegirl2 says...

Shoong wrote:
freemantlegirl2 wrote:
freefinker wrote:
john210 wrote:
Me again
This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh.
I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra.
Briliant
.. oh, that's only a small selection of their prejudices.
Yes don't forget disabled people who use cars, and want to go to the toilet, or have their incontinence pads changed whilst out shopping!

As for all the daft comments on here... heaven forbid as Freethinker says that any of them make an intelligent post. It beggars belief that these bitter little people are bouncing up and down on their computer keyboards spewing prejudice out with every word although I'm not sure all of them are serious comments.

Thank you John for putting the record straight. If I didn't like someone's BO I'd move frankly, it's not as if you were causing a bar brawl is it lol... never mind I'm sure another pub will be glad of the custom in these tough times!
Ah, so if I don't like sitting/standing next to someone who stinks, it's ME who has to move!

Another silly, ditzy post from yourself.
Yep it is!! Ditzy!! you're too kind! :) not that your opinion matters one bit of course to me LOL....I said if it were ME (that's ME as in MYSELF) comprende?, not asking YOU to do anything! Personally I'm a lot more tolerant of people who may have been out getting some fresh air in the countryside, just like I would be if someone came in smelling of dogs if they'd been out with their dogs.... or smoking as we used to have to put up with for decades!

As the guy has already said around three times, they WEREN'T smelly..... facts my dear, facts....which most of you prefer to ignore. .... haven't seen him getting annoyed about the coverage at all actually just giving a few facts...
[quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freemantlegirl2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]john210[/bold] wrote: Me again This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh. I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra. Briliant[/p][/quote].. oh, that's only a small selection of their prejudices.[/p][/quote]Yes don't forget disabled people who use cars, and want to go to the toilet, or have their incontinence pads changed whilst out shopping! As for all the daft comments on here... heaven forbid as Freethinker says that any of them make an intelligent post. It beggars belief that these bitter little people are bouncing up and down on their computer keyboards spewing prejudice out with every word although I'm not sure all of them are serious comments. Thank you John for putting the record straight. If I didn't like someone's BO I'd move frankly, it's not as if you were causing a bar brawl is it lol... never mind I'm sure another pub will be glad of the custom in these tough times![/p][/quote]Ah, so if I don't like sitting/standing next to someone who stinks, it's ME who has to move! Another silly, ditzy post from yourself.[/p][/quote]Yep it is!! Ditzy!! you're too kind! :) not that your opinion matters one bit of course to me LOL....I said if it were ME (that's ME as in MYSELF) comprende?, not asking YOU to do anything! Personally I'm a lot more tolerant of people who may have been out getting some fresh air in the countryside, just like I would be if someone came in smelling of dogs if they'd been out with their dogs.... or smoking as we used to have to put up with for decades! As the guy has already said around three times, they WEREN'T smelly..... facts my dear, facts....which most of you prefer to ignore. .... haven't seen him getting annoyed about the coverage at all actually just giving a few facts... freemantlegirl2
  • Score: 0

7:51pm Wed 29 Sep 10

freemantlegirl2 says...

john210 wrote:
Me again
Sadly, I think this is coming to an end as we are no longer main news - we've been bumped down to 4th.
Never mind - I'll look for something else to keep your prejudices all fired up - cycling three abreast through red lights will probably do the trick.
I'm off for my monthly bath - speak soon.
Love
John
Don't worry John, not all of us are so small minded and pathetic!.... keep enjoying your rides and give another pub your custom. Think someone hit the nail on the head when they said if it was a few attractive young ladies with tight shorts on they may have thought twice! ;) good for you for coming on and setting the record straight, some just don't want to listen as they're so entrenched in their own little worlds/or words perhaps. They wouldn't dare say it to your face :p
[quote][p][bold]john210[/bold] wrote: Me again Sadly, I think this is coming to an end as we are no longer main news - we've been bumped down to 4th. Never mind - I'll look for something else to keep your prejudices all fired up - cycling three abreast through red lights will probably do the trick. I'm off for my monthly bath - speak soon. Love John[/p][/quote]Don't worry John, not all of us are so small minded and pathetic!.... keep enjoying your rides and give another pub your custom. Think someone hit the nail on the head when they said if it was a few attractive young ladies with tight shorts on they may have thought twice! ;) good for you for coming on and setting the record straight, some just don't want to listen as they're so entrenched in their own little worlds/or words perhaps. They wouldn't dare say it to your face :p freemantlegirl2
  • Score: 1

9:37pm Wed 29 Sep 10

downfader says...

Dear god the numpty trolls are back out again... Did Jeremy Kyle finish for a season or something?
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"Basically, at the end of the day cyclists are smelly. 110%"
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LMAO!
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I ride everyday. I do not smell from 15 miles in the summer... let alone 6 in the cold.
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I do hope the pub offered a full refund? I'm sure trading standards would like to know of this practice.
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Incidentally if riders would like a list of cycle (and rambler) friendly pubs in the Hampshire area then look on the CTC website. ;-)
Dear god the numpty trolls are back out again... Did Jeremy Kyle finish for a season or something? . "Basically, at the end of the day cyclists are smelly. 110%" . LMAO! . I ride everyday. I do not smell from 15 miles in the summer... let alone 6 in the cold. . I do hope the pub offered a full refund? I'm sure trading standards would like to know of this practice. . Incidentally if riders would like a list of cycle (and rambler) friendly pubs in the Hampshire area then look on the CTC website. ;-) downfader
  • Score: 2

9:40pm Wed 29 Sep 10

88hythe says...

Was swetty betty there ?
Was swetty betty there ? 88hythe
  • Score: 0

10:21pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Redback says...

No, but Betty Swollocks was.
No, but Betty Swollocks was. Redback
  • Score: 0

10:48pm Wed 29 Sep 10

clausentum says...

It's the abused bicycle seats that get my sympathy vote.
It's the abused bicycle seats that get my sympathy vote. clausentum
  • Score: 0

11:10pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Major Sir Jerry Pending says...

No surprise here - everyone knows that The Lamb is just another of those so-called gastro "pubs" that arnn't interested in customers who just want to drink - they want you people who are going to spend/waste money on their over-priced fancy food. No £5 ploughman's, bacon butties or jacket spuds here! No that's typical bar food. Still, at that price maybe you've got to expect to have to put up with stinky drinkers next to you.
No surprise here - everyone knows that The Lamb is just another of those so-called gastro "pubs" that arnn't interested in customers who just want to drink - they want you people who are going to spend/waste money on their over-priced fancy food. No £5 ploughman's, bacon butties or jacket spuds here! No that's typical bar food. Still, at that price maybe you've got to expect to have to put up with stinky drinkers next to you. Major Sir Jerry Pending
  • Score: 0

11:47pm Wed 29 Sep 10

arthur boutfaith says...

it's a rumoured statistical fact that 1 in 4 people are gay.
it's a rumoured statistical fact that 1 in 4 people are gay. arthur boutfaith
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11:58pm Wed 29 Sep 10

clausentum says...

arthur boutfaith wrote:
it's a rumoured statistical fact that 1 in 4 people are gay.
Does the same "rumour" source reveal them to be pongy cyclists who also eat babies for breakfast?
[quote][p][bold]arthur boutfaith[/bold] wrote: it's a rumoured statistical fact that 1 in 4 people are gay.[/p][/quote]Does the same "rumour" source reveal them to be pongy cyclists who also eat babies for breakfast? clausentum
  • Score: 0

12:46am Thu 30 Sep 10

Sweet Tea Crutch says...

Major Sir Jerry Pending wrote:
No surprise here - everyone knows that The Lamb is just another of those so-called gastro "pubs" that arnn't interested in customers who just want to drink - they want you people who are going to spend/waste money on their over-priced fancy food. No £5 ploughman's, bacon butties or jacket spuds here! No that's typical bar food. Still, at that price maybe you've got to expect to have to put up with stinky drinkers next to you.
Obviously - I take your tongue-in-cheek attitude as a slight tilt towards wit. It is with extreme sadness that I have to inform you that you that you have failed miserably.

Anyone who has visited the Lamb, as I have regularly, know that all the food is good value for money and they do do jacket spuds and ploughmans at a reasonable price. They're also not a Gastro-pub just do very good pub food.

The pub often has groups of cyclists in and they seem to be very welcome. i have never seen another group of cycle riders turned away. Sweat is one thing - old sweat is another!

The management and staff have always cared for me as a customer and if they had asked a group of very smelly people to sit outside while I was trying to enjoy a meal, I would applaud them. In whatever pub I were in, this type of action would impress me. The Management have been put in a very difficult position and have dealt with the situation in the best way possible.

I think it is petty and laudable that these cyclists have had the audacity to take this to the press without first making a complaint to the management of the business. They state that they thought the pub would be glad to have their business. I imagine they would - if they didn't put off thirty or forty other customers who wanted to eat.

So cyclists would you approve if I was a drugged up hippie who smelt of cannabis, my hair hasn't been washed for oooh some time and I've just returned from Glastonbury festival covered in God knows what....do you mind if I take a seat next to YOU while you're eating?
[quote][p][bold]Major Sir Jerry Pending[/bold] wrote: No surprise here - everyone knows that The Lamb is just another of those so-called gastro "pubs" that arnn't interested in customers who just want to drink - they want you people who are going to spend/waste money on their over-priced fancy food. No £5 ploughman's, bacon butties or jacket spuds here! No that's typical bar food. Still, at that price maybe you've got to expect to have to put up with stinky drinkers next to you.[/p][/quote]Obviously - I take your tongue-in-cheek attitude as a slight tilt towards wit. It is with extreme sadness that I have to inform you that you that you have failed miserably. Anyone who has visited the Lamb, as I have regularly, know that all the food is good value for money and they do do jacket spuds and ploughmans at a reasonable price. They're also not a Gastro-pub just do very good pub food. The pub often has groups of cyclists in and they seem to be very welcome. i have never seen another group of cycle riders turned away. Sweat is one thing - old sweat is another! The management and staff have always cared for me as a customer and if they had asked a group of very smelly people to sit outside while I was trying to enjoy a meal, I would applaud them. In whatever pub I were in, this type of action would impress me. The Management have been put in a very difficult position and have dealt with the situation in the best way possible. I think it is petty and laudable that these cyclists have had the audacity to take this to the press without first making a complaint to the management of the business. They state that they thought the pub would be glad to have their business. I imagine they would - if they didn't put off thirty or forty other customers who wanted to eat. So cyclists would you approve if I was a drugged up hippie who smelt of cannabis, my hair hasn't been washed for oooh some time and I've just returned from Glastonbury festival covered in God knows what....do you mind if I take a seat next to YOU while you're eating? Sweet Tea Crutch
  • Score: 0

1:10am Thu 30 Sep 10

clausentum says...

Sweet Tea Crutch wrote:
Major Sir Jerry Pending wrote:
No surprise here - everyone knows that The Lamb is just another of those so-called gastro "pubs" that arnn't interested in customers who just want to drink - they want you people who are going to spend/waste money on their over-priced fancy food. No £5 ploughman's, bacon butties or jacket spuds here! No that's typical bar food. Still, at that price maybe you've got to expect to have to put up with stinky drinkers next to you.
Obviously - I take your tongue-in-cheek attitude as a slight tilt towards wit. It is with extreme sadness that I have to inform you that you that you have failed miserably.

Anyone who has visited the Lamb, as I have regularly, know that all the food is good value for money and they do do jacket spuds and ploughmans at a reasonable price. They're also not a Gastro-pub just do very good pub food.

The pub often has groups of cyclists in and they seem to be very welcome. i have never seen another group of cycle riders turned away. Sweat is one thing - old sweat is another!

The management and staff have always cared for me as a customer and if they had asked a group of very smelly people to sit outside while I was trying to enjoy a meal, I would applaud them. In whatever pub I were in, this type of action would impress me. The Management have been put in a very difficult position and have dealt with the situation in the best way possible.

I think it is petty and laudable that these cyclists have had the audacity to take this to the press without first making a complaint to the management of the business. They state that they thought the pub would be glad to have their business. I imagine they would - if they didn't put off thirty or forty other customers who wanted to eat.

So cyclists would you approve if I was a drugged up hippie who smelt of cannabis, my hair hasn't been washed for oooh some time and I've just returned from Glastonbury festival covered in God knows what....do you mind if I take a seat next to YOU while you're eating?
Are you the publican, perchance? :-)
[quote][p][bold]Sweet Tea Crutch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Major Sir Jerry Pending[/bold] wrote: No surprise here - everyone knows that The Lamb is just another of those so-called gastro "pubs" that arnn't interested in customers who just want to drink - they want you people who are going to spend/waste money on their over-priced fancy food. No £5 ploughman's, bacon butties or jacket spuds here! No that's typical bar food. Still, at that price maybe you've got to expect to have to put up with stinky drinkers next to you.[/p][/quote]Obviously - I take your tongue-in-cheek attitude as a slight tilt towards wit. It is with extreme sadness that I have to inform you that you that you have failed miserably. Anyone who has visited the Lamb, as I have regularly, know that all the food is good value for money and they do do jacket spuds and ploughmans at a reasonable price. They're also not a Gastro-pub just do very good pub food. The pub often has groups of cyclists in and they seem to be very welcome. i have never seen another group of cycle riders turned away. Sweat is one thing - old sweat is another! The management and staff have always cared for me as a customer and if they had asked a group of very smelly people to sit outside while I was trying to enjoy a meal, I would applaud them. In whatever pub I were in, this type of action would impress me. The Management have been put in a very difficult position and have dealt with the situation in the best way possible. I think it is petty and laudable that these cyclists have had the audacity to take this to the press without first making a complaint to the management of the business. They state that they thought the pub would be glad to have their business. I imagine they would - if they didn't put off thirty or forty other customers who wanted to eat. So cyclists would you approve if I was a drugged up hippie who smelt of cannabis, my hair hasn't been washed for oooh some time and I've just returned from Glastonbury festival covered in God knows what....do you mind if I take a seat next to YOU while you're eating?[/p][/quote]Are you the publican, perchance? :-) clausentum
  • Score: -2

1:51am Thu 30 Sep 10

Sweet Tea Crutch says...

clausentum wrote:
Sweet Tea Crutch wrote:
Major Sir Jerry Pending wrote:
No surprise here - everyone knows that The Lamb is just another of those so-called gastro "pubs" that arnn't interested in customers who just want to drink - they want you people who are going to spend/waste money on their over-priced fancy food. No £5 ploughman's, bacon butties or jacket spuds here! No that's typical bar food. Still, at that price maybe you've got to expect to have to put up with stinky drinkers next to you.
Obviously - I take your tongue-in-cheek attitude as a slight tilt towards wit. It is with extreme sadness that I have to inform you that you that you have failed miserably.

Anyone who has visited the Lamb, as I have regularly, know that all the food is good value for money and they do do jacket spuds and ploughmans at a reasonable price. They're also not a Gastro-pub just do very good pub food.

The pub often has groups of cyclists in and they seem to be very welcome. i have never seen another group of cycle riders turned away. Sweat is one thing - old sweat is another!

The management and staff have always cared for me as a customer and if they had asked a group of very smelly people to sit outside while I was trying to enjoy a meal, I would applaud them. In whatever pub I were in, this type of action would impress me. The Management have been put in a very difficult position and have dealt with the situation in the best way possible.

I think it is petty and laudable that these cyclists have had the audacity to take this to the press without first making a complaint to the management of the business. They state that they thought the pub would be glad to have their business. I imagine they would - if they didn't put off thirty or forty other customers who wanted to eat.

So cyclists would you approve if I was a drugged up hippie who smelt of cannabis, my hair hasn't been washed for oooh some time and I've just returned from Glastonbury festival covered in God knows what....do you mind if I take a seat next to YOU while you're eating?
Are you the publican, perchance? :-)
Nope just a regular and local who would like to see fair play and justice done to a good local pub. As said before very hard times for pubs and some idiots venting their spleen in the press without first trying to resolve the matter (when they're obviously on the wrong foot) smacks to me of a holier than you attitude.

I don't know what these people wanted to achieve by taking this action?

Did they want to show up the pub by stating that they don't accept smelly people?

Or did they want to point out how much the Lamb cares for it's other non-smelly customers?

Or did they have a valid point?

Or were they so embarrassed by their own personal hygiene that they didn't make a direct complaint and went to the media?

You decide!
[quote][p][bold]clausentum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sweet Tea Crutch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Major Sir Jerry Pending[/bold] wrote: No surprise here - everyone knows that The Lamb is just another of those so-called gastro "pubs" that arnn't interested in customers who just want to drink - they want you people who are going to spend/waste money on their over-priced fancy food. No £5 ploughman's, bacon butties or jacket spuds here! No that's typical bar food. Still, at that price maybe you've got to expect to have to put up with stinky drinkers next to you.[/p][/quote]Obviously - I take your tongue-in-cheek attitude as a slight tilt towards wit. It is with extreme sadness that I have to inform you that you that you have failed miserably. Anyone who has visited the Lamb, as I have regularly, know that all the food is good value for money and they do do jacket spuds and ploughmans at a reasonable price. They're also not a Gastro-pub just do very good pub food. The pub often has groups of cyclists in and they seem to be very welcome. i have never seen another group of cycle riders turned away. Sweat is one thing - old sweat is another! The management and staff have always cared for me as a customer and if they had asked a group of very smelly people to sit outside while I was trying to enjoy a meal, I would applaud them. In whatever pub I were in, this type of action would impress me. The Management have been put in a very difficult position and have dealt with the situation in the best way possible. I think it is petty and laudable that these cyclists have had the audacity to take this to the press without first making a complaint to the management of the business. They state that they thought the pub would be glad to have their business. I imagine they would - if they didn't put off thirty or forty other customers who wanted to eat. So cyclists would you approve if I was a drugged up hippie who smelt of cannabis, my hair hasn't been washed for oooh some time and I've just returned from Glastonbury festival covered in God knows what....do you mind if I take a seat next to YOU while you're eating?[/p][/quote]Are you the publican, perchance? :-)[/p][/quote]Nope just a regular and local who would like to see fair play and justice done to a good local pub. As said before very hard times for pubs and some idiots venting their spleen in the press without first trying to resolve the matter (when they're obviously on the wrong foot) smacks to me of a holier than you attitude. I don't know what these people wanted to achieve by taking this action? Did they want to show up the pub by stating that they don't accept smelly people? Or did they want to point out how much the Lamb cares for it's other non-smelly customers? Or did they have a valid point? Or were they so embarrassed by their own personal hygiene that they didn't make a direct complaint and went to the media? You decide! Sweet Tea Crutch
  • Score: -1

2:18am Thu 30 Sep 10

clausentum says...

Sweet Tea Crutch wrote:
clausentum wrote:
Sweet Tea Crutch wrote:
Major Sir Jerry Pending wrote:
No surprise here - everyone knows that The Lamb is just another of those so-called gastro "pubs" that arnn't interested in customers who just want to drink - they want you people who are going to spend/waste money on their over-priced fancy food. No £5 ploughman's, bacon butties or jacket spuds here! No that's typical bar food. Still, at that price maybe you've got to expect to have to put up with stinky drinkers next to you.
Obviously - I take your tongue-in-cheek attitude as a slight tilt towards wit. It is with extreme sadness that I have to inform you that you that you have failed miserably.

Anyone who has visited the Lamb, as I have regularly, know that all the food is good value for money and they do do jacket spuds and ploughmans at a reasonable price. They're also not a Gastro-pub just do very good pub food.

The pub often has groups of cyclists in and they seem to be very welcome. i have never seen another group of cycle riders turned away. Sweat is one thing - old sweat is another!

The management and staff have always cared for me as a customer and if they had asked a group of very smelly people to sit outside while I was trying to enjoy a meal, I would applaud them. In whatever pub I were in, this type of action would impress me. The Management have been put in a very difficult position and have dealt with the situation in the best way possible.

I think it is petty and laudable that these cyclists have had the audacity to take this to the press without first making a complaint to the management of the business. They state that they thought the pub would be glad to have their business. I imagine they would - if they didn't put off thirty or forty other customers who wanted to eat.

So cyclists would you approve if I was a drugged up hippie who smelt of cannabis, my hair hasn't been washed for oooh some time and I've just returned from Glastonbury festival covered in God knows what....do you mind if I take a seat next to YOU while you're eating?
Are you the publican, perchance? :-)
Nope just a regular and local who would like to see fair play and justice done to a good local pub. As said before very hard times for pubs and some idiots venting their spleen in the press without first trying to resolve the matter (when they're obviously on the wrong foot) smacks to me of a holier than you attitude.

I don't know what these people wanted to achieve by taking this action?

Did they want to show up the pub by stating that they don't accept smelly people?

Or did they want to point out how much the Lamb cares for it's other non-smelly customers?

Or did they have a valid point?

Or were they so embarrassed by their own personal hygiene that they didn't make a direct complaint and went to the media?

You decide!
So you are not the publican. Well, I guess that's okay then.

I've decided.

The smelly cyclists lose.

The pub and it's locals win.
[quote][p][bold]Sweet Tea Crutch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clausentum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sweet Tea Crutch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Major Sir Jerry Pending[/bold] wrote: No surprise here - everyone knows that The Lamb is just another of those so-called gastro "pubs" that arnn't interested in customers who just want to drink - they want you people who are going to spend/waste money on their over-priced fancy food. No £5 ploughman's, bacon butties or jacket spuds here! No that's typical bar food. Still, at that price maybe you've got to expect to have to put up with stinky drinkers next to you.[/p][/quote]Obviously - I take your tongue-in-cheek attitude as a slight tilt towards wit. It is with extreme sadness that I have to inform you that you that you have failed miserably. Anyone who has visited the Lamb, as I have regularly, know that all the food is good value for money and they do do jacket spuds and ploughmans at a reasonable price. They're also not a Gastro-pub just do very good pub food. The pub often has groups of cyclists in and they seem to be very welcome. i have never seen another group of cycle riders turned away. Sweat is one thing - old sweat is another! The management and staff have always cared for me as a customer and if they had asked a group of very smelly people to sit outside while I was trying to enjoy a meal, I would applaud them. In whatever pub I were in, this type of action would impress me. The Management have been put in a very difficult position and have dealt with the situation in the best way possible. I think it is petty and laudable that these cyclists have had the audacity to take this to the press without first making a complaint to the management of the business. They state that they thought the pub would be glad to have their business. I imagine they would - if they didn't put off thirty or forty other customers who wanted to eat. So cyclists would you approve if I was a drugged up hippie who smelt of cannabis, my hair hasn't been washed for oooh some time and I've just returned from Glastonbury festival covered in God knows what....do you mind if I take a seat next to YOU while you're eating?[/p][/quote]Are you the publican, perchance? :-)[/p][/quote]Nope just a regular and local who would like to see fair play and justice done to a good local pub. As said before very hard times for pubs and some idiots venting their spleen in the press without first trying to resolve the matter (when they're obviously on the wrong foot) smacks to me of a holier than you attitude. I don't know what these people wanted to achieve by taking this action? Did they want to show up the pub by stating that they don't accept smelly people? Or did they want to point out how much the Lamb cares for it's other non-smelly customers? Or did they have a valid point? Or were they so embarrassed by their own personal hygiene that they didn't make a direct complaint and went to the media? You decide![/p][/quote]So you are not the publican. Well, I guess that's okay then. I've decided. The smelly cyclists lose. The pub and it's locals win. clausentum
  • Score: -1

2:46am Thu 30 Sep 10

Sweet Tea Crutch says...

clausentum wrote:
Sweet Tea Crutch wrote:
clausentum wrote:
Sweet Tea Crutch wrote:
Major Sir Jerry Pending wrote:
No surprise here - everyone knows that The Lamb is just another of those so-called gastro "pubs" that arnn't interested in customers who just want to drink - they want you people who are going to spend/waste money on their over-priced fancy food. No £5 ploughman's, bacon butties or jacket spuds here! No that's typical bar food. Still, at that price maybe you've got to expect to have to put up with stinky drinkers next to you.
Obviously - I take your tongue-in-cheek attitude as a slight tilt towards wit. It is with extreme sadness that I have to inform you that you that you have failed miserably.

Anyone who has visited the Lamb, as I have regularly, know that all the food is good value for money and they do do jacket spuds and ploughmans at a reasonable price. They're also not a Gastro-pub just do very good pub food.

The pub often has groups of cyclists in and they seem to be very welcome. i have never seen another group of cycle riders turned away. Sweat is one thing - old sweat is another!

The management and staff have always cared for me as a customer and if they had asked a group of very smelly people to sit outside while I was trying to enjoy a meal, I would applaud them. In whatever pub I were in, this type of action would impress me. The Management have been put in a very difficult position and have dealt with the situation in the best way possible.

I think it is petty and laudable that these cyclists have had the audacity to take this to the press without first making a complaint to the management of the business. They state that they thought the pub would be glad to have their business. I imagine they would - if they didn't put off thirty or forty other customers who wanted to eat.

So cyclists would you approve if I was a drugged up hippie who smelt of cannabis, my hair hasn't been washed for oooh some time and I've just returned from Glastonbury festival covered in God knows what....do you mind if I take a seat next to YOU while you're eating?
Are you the publican, perchance? :-)
Nope just a regular and local who would like to see fair play and justice done to a good local pub. As said before very hard times for pubs and some idiots venting their spleen in the press without first trying to resolve the matter (when they're obviously on the wrong foot) smacks to me of a holier than you attitude.

I don't know what these people wanted to achieve by taking this action?

Did they want to show up the pub by stating that they don't accept smelly people?

Or did they want to point out how much the Lamb cares for it's other non-smelly customers?

Or did they have a valid point?

Or were they so embarrassed by their own personal hygiene that they didn't make a direct complaint and went to the media?

You decide!
So you are not the publican. Well, I guess that's okay then.

I've decided.

The smelly cyclists lose.

The pub and it's locals win.
Fair play to you sir. I am sending you a virtual pint and chaser. Enjoy
[quote][p][bold]clausentum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sweet Tea Crutch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clausentum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sweet Tea Crutch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Major Sir Jerry Pending[/bold] wrote: No surprise here - everyone knows that The Lamb is just another of those so-called gastro "pubs" that arnn't interested in customers who just want to drink - they want you people who are going to spend/waste money on their over-priced fancy food. No £5 ploughman's, bacon butties or jacket spuds here! No that's typical bar food. Still, at that price maybe you've got to expect to have to put up with stinky drinkers next to you.[/p][/quote]Obviously - I take your tongue-in-cheek attitude as a slight tilt towards wit. It is with extreme sadness that I have to inform you that you that you have failed miserably. Anyone who has visited the Lamb, as I have regularly, know that all the food is good value for money and they do do jacket spuds and ploughmans at a reasonable price. They're also not a Gastro-pub just do very good pub food. The pub often has groups of cyclists in and they seem to be very welcome. i have never seen another group of cycle riders turned away. Sweat is one thing - old sweat is another! The management and staff have always cared for me as a customer and if they had asked a group of very smelly people to sit outside while I was trying to enjoy a meal, I would applaud them. In whatever pub I were in, this type of action would impress me. The Management have been put in a very difficult position and have dealt with the situation in the best way possible. I think it is petty and laudable that these cyclists have had the audacity to take this to the press without first making a complaint to the management of the business. They state that they thought the pub would be glad to have their business. I imagine they would - if they didn't put off thirty or forty other customers who wanted to eat. So cyclists would you approve if I was a drugged up hippie who smelt of cannabis, my hair hasn't been washed for oooh some time and I've just returned from Glastonbury festival covered in God knows what....do you mind if I take a seat next to YOU while you're eating?[/p][/quote]Are you the publican, perchance? :-)[/p][/quote]Nope just a regular and local who would like to see fair play and justice done to a good local pub. As said before very hard times for pubs and some idiots venting their spleen in the press without first trying to resolve the matter (when they're obviously on the wrong foot) smacks to me of a holier than you attitude. I don't know what these people wanted to achieve by taking this action? Did they want to show up the pub by stating that they don't accept smelly people? Or did they want to point out how much the Lamb cares for it's other non-smelly customers? Or did they have a valid point? Or were they so embarrassed by their own personal hygiene that they didn't make a direct complaint and went to the media? You decide![/p][/quote]So you are not the publican. Well, I guess that's okay then. I've decided. The smelly cyclists lose. The pub and it's locals win.[/p][/quote]Fair play to you sir. I am sending you a virtual pint and chaser. Enjoy Sweet Tea Crutch
  • Score: 0

10:03am Thu 30 Sep 10

charliesmummy says...

So they took their money and threw them out? Nice.
So they took their money and threw them out? Nice. charliesmummy
  • Score: 1

10:18am Thu 30 Sep 10

espanuel says...

I have been to the Lamb many times and it is one of the best eating pubs around and there prices are very reasonable and the service is second to none, try there lamb shank it is wonderful and the steak and kidney pie and at xmas there lunches huge. No I'm not a local I just go there for a good meal and service.
I have been to the Lamb many times and it is one of the best eating pubs around and there prices are very reasonable and the service is second to none, try there lamb shank it is wonderful and the steak and kidney pie and at xmas there lunches huge. No I'm not a local I just go there for a good meal and service. espanuel
  • Score: 0

12:07pm Thu 30 Sep 10

Sheets Tabeur says...

Well Jon I hope you are fully proud of yourself now. It appears that The Sun has now picked up on your misrepresentation of what actually happened that day. Well done for making a **** good pub look bad.

I personally spoke to a couple of customers who were there when you came in and they confirmed that your group really smelt bad. I suspect some amongst you need to wash their kit more often. Fresh sweat doesn't really smell, it’s stale sweat on unwashed clothes that really hums.

Are you really surprised that the two ladies you confronted told you didn't smell? Hardly likely to when there's a big group of you. I wish I’d been there, I’d have told you to your face.

It’s utterly ridiculous how you've blown this out of all proportion isn't it. You weren't dealt with rudely, you weren't asked to leave the pub grounds, you were just asked politely to move outside. What else exactly did you want the pub to do? The same two people who confirmed your smell also told me that if your group hadn't been asked to move outside then they would have left and gone elsewhere to eat.

Of course we don't want to let the facts get in the way of a good story do we? I wonder that you didn't also report the way you and a fellow cyclist reacted at the time. Perhaps you chose to forget that side of the story as it would have made you look even sillier than you do right now.

The Lamb Inn is my local, it's a properly decent English Pub and, quite frankly, the way you have portrayed it is disgusting.
Well Jon I hope you are fully proud of yourself now. It appears that The Sun has now picked up on your misrepresentation of what actually happened that day. Well done for making a **** good pub look bad. I personally spoke to a couple of customers who were there when you came in and they confirmed that your group really smelt bad. I suspect some amongst you need to wash their kit more often. Fresh sweat doesn't really smell, it’s stale sweat on unwashed clothes that really hums. Are you really surprised that the two ladies you confronted told you didn't smell? Hardly likely to when there's a big group of you. I wish I’d been there, I’d have told you to your face. It’s utterly ridiculous how you've blown this out of all proportion isn't it. You weren't dealt with rudely, you weren't asked to leave the pub grounds, you were just asked politely to move outside. What else exactly did you want the pub to do? The same two people who confirmed your smell also told me that if your group hadn't been asked to move outside then they would have left and gone elsewhere to eat. Of course we don't want to let the facts get in the way of a good story do we? I wonder that you didn't also report the way you and a fellow cyclist reacted at the time. Perhaps you chose to forget that side of the story as it would have made you look even sillier than you do right now. The Lamb Inn is my local, it's a properly decent English Pub and, quite frankly, the way you have portrayed it is disgusting. Sheets Tabeur
  • Score: -1

1:47pm Thu 30 Sep 10

Victorian Principles says...

john210 wrote:
As one of the cyclists concerned and to redress the balance:
I did speak to the only two customers in our part of the bar who were sitting right next to us - two ladies - they were as nonplussed as us and confirmed we did not smell. I did not see any other customers.
It was only 16C outside - we came in to warm up!
I understand Romsey Ramblers were also asked to leave on a previous occasion.
The mysterious Zara Mason? - I never saw her from first to last - was she even there - if she was there she used her restaurant manager to make the comments to us -very brave - I asked him who the owner was and he did not volunteer her!
It took us over 10 minutes to receive our orders - they were quite happy to take our money before asking us to leave.
Perhaps the Lamb just wants a certain type of customer
I guess they want non-smelly customers, so yes, you're right.

#rhetoricfail
[quote][p][bold]john210[/bold] wrote: As one of the cyclists concerned and to redress the balance: I did speak to the only two customers in our part of the bar who were sitting right next to us - two ladies - they were as nonplussed as us and confirmed we did not smell. I did not see any other customers. It was only 16C outside - we came in to warm up! I understand Romsey Ramblers were also asked to leave on a previous occasion. The mysterious Zara Mason? - I never saw her from first to last - was she even there - if she was there she used her restaurant manager to make the comments to us -very brave - I asked him who the owner was and he did not volunteer her! It took us over 10 minutes to receive our orders - they were quite happy to take our money before asking us to leave. Perhaps the Lamb just wants a certain type of customer[/p][/quote]I guess they want non-smelly customers, so yes, you're right. #rhetoricfail Victorian Principles
  • Score: 0

3:14pm Thu 30 Sep 10

devans says...

I am pleased to hear the food at the Lamb at Winkton is now acceptable, either the Chef or the management has changed in the last couple of years.The last time we ate at this pub the food was inedible. In fairness to the pub, the manager rang us at home the following morning, giving various excuses whilst offering us a free meal if we went back. We didn't take up the offer, neither have we been back to this pub.
I am pleased to hear the food at the Lamb at Winkton is now acceptable, either the Chef or the management has changed in the last couple of years.The last time we ate at this pub the food was inedible. In fairness to the pub, the manager rang us at home the following morning, giving various excuses whilst offering us a free meal if we went back. We didn't take up the offer, neither have we been back to this pub. devans
  • Score: 1

3:18pm Thu 30 Sep 10

Clubman93 says...

john210 wrote:
Me again This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh. I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra. Briliant
(charliesmummy) Just look at your name that just shows how sane you really are! First of all I was there and they were asked to move outside, so the lamb wasn't taking their money!! The lamb does great pub food and have really reasonable prices. So John you were Cross and thought it would be a laugh to contact the echo i think you are a complete ****! Just because you stink you think its alright to try and ruin the business. They did not take your money and then tell you to get out, they just asked for you to sit outside. Those 2 ladies agreed that you smelt after you were gone, you think they would really tell you after confonting them. The echo is also in the wrong for making a such a big deal out of it! Front page just because of some old stinky cyclists! GET OVER IT OAP'S!!!
[quote][p][bold]john210[/bold] wrote: Me again This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh. I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra. Briliant[/p][/quote](charliesmummy) Just look at your name that just shows how sane you really are! First of all I was there and they were asked to move outside, so the lamb wasn't taking their money!! The lamb does great pub food and have really reasonable prices. So John you were Cross and thought it would be a laugh to contact the echo i think you are a complete ****! Just because you stink you think its alright to try and ruin the business. They did not take your money and then tell you to get out, they just asked for you to sit outside. Those 2 ladies agreed that you smelt after you were gone, you think they would really tell you after confonting them. The echo is also in the wrong for making a such a big deal out of it! Front page just because of some old stinky cyclists! GET OVER IT OAP'S!!! Clubman93
  • Score: -1

3:54pm Thu 30 Sep 10

Clubman93 says...

devans wrote:
I am pleased to hear the food at the Lamb at Winkton is now acceptable, either the Chef or the management has changed in the last couple of years.The last time we ate at this pub the food was inedible. In fairness to the pub, the manager rang us at home the following morning, giving various excuses whilst offering us a free meal if we went back. We didn't take up the offer, neither have we been back to this pub.
Sorry you are talking about the wrong Lamb Inn, this is the one in nomansland.
[quote][p][bold]devans[/bold] wrote: I am pleased to hear the food at the Lamb at Winkton is now acceptable, either the Chef or the management has changed in the last couple of years.The last time we ate at this pub the food was inedible. In fairness to the pub, the manager rang us at home the following morning, giving various excuses whilst offering us a free meal if we went back. We didn't take up the offer, neither have we been back to this pub.[/p][/quote]Sorry you are talking about the wrong Lamb Inn, this is the one in nomansland. Clubman93
  • Score: 0

5:13pm Thu 30 Sep 10

Stubs says...

They should be more considerate and these cyclists should have taken a wash before entering the pub. Its called respect. How would they feel if they went out for dinner and sat next door to a sweaty smelly person.
They should be more considerate and these cyclists should have taken a wash before entering the pub. Its called respect. How would they feel if they went out for dinner and sat next door to a sweaty smelly person. Stubs
  • Score: -1

6:02pm Thu 30 Sep 10

downfader says...

Stubs wrote:
They should be more considerate and these cyclists should have taken a wash before entering the pub. Its called respect. How would they feel if they went out for dinner and sat next door to a sweaty smelly person.
Are you proposing they take their kit off in the street and hose each other down?
.
In most cases theres nothing wrong with a bit of sweat, an army wash in the loos usually sorts anything out... though I can imagine the publican wouldnt appreciate it.
[quote][p][bold]Stubs[/bold] wrote: They should be more considerate and these cyclists should have taken a wash before entering the pub. Its called respect. How would they feel if they went out for dinner and sat next door to a sweaty smelly person.[/p][/quote]Are you proposing they take their kit off in the street and hose each other down? . In most cases theres nothing wrong with a bit of sweat, an army wash in the loos usually sorts anything out... though I can imagine the publican wouldnt appreciate it. downfader
  • Score: 0

6:07pm Thu 30 Sep 10

downfader says...

Clubman93 wrote:
john210 wrote: Me again This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh. I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra. Briliant
(charliesmummy) Just look at your name that just shows how sane you really are! First of all I was there and they were asked to move outside, so the lamb wasn't taking their money!! The lamb does great pub food and have really reasonable prices. So John you were Cross and thought it would be a laugh to contact the echo i think you are a complete ****! Just because you stink you think its alright to try and ruin the business. They did not take your money and then tell you to get out, they just asked for you to sit outside. Those 2 ladies agreed that you smelt after you were gone, you think they would really tell you after confonting them. The echo is also in the wrong for making a such a big deal out of it! Front page just because of some old stinky cyclists! GET OVER IT OAP'S!!!
You know.. to an outsider this looks like the manager coming on here, creating accounts on the echo site and trying a little damage limitation.
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Were they refunded their money?
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Lets not forget there were more than two of them, I'm sure in all logical though processes even you can concede that its debatable they'd all lie about the smell to make a business look bad.
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I take it the business has CCTV to back up its claims? Perhaps it would like to forward this to the echo?
[quote][p][bold]Clubman93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]john210[/bold] wrote: Me again This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh. I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra. Briliant[/p][/quote](charliesmummy) Just look at your name that just shows how sane you really are! First of all I was there and they were asked to move outside, so the lamb wasn't taking their money!! The lamb does great pub food and have really reasonable prices. So John you were Cross and thought it would be a laugh to contact the echo i think you are a complete ****! Just because you stink you think its alright to try and ruin the business. They did not take your money and then tell you to get out, they just asked for you to sit outside. Those 2 ladies agreed that you smelt after you were gone, you think they would really tell you after confonting them. The echo is also in the wrong for making a such a big deal out of it! Front page just because of some old stinky cyclists! GET OVER IT OAP'S!!![/p][/quote]You know.. to an outsider this looks like the manager coming on here, creating accounts on the echo site and trying a little damage limitation. . Were they refunded their money? . Lets not forget there were more than two of them, I'm sure in all logical though processes even you can concede that its debatable they'd all lie about the smell to make a business look bad. . I take it the business has CCTV to back up its claims? Perhaps it would like to forward this to the echo? downfader
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6:27pm Thu 30 Sep 10

Clubman93 says...

downfader wrote:
Clubman93 wrote:
john210 wrote: Me again This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh. I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra. Briliant
(charliesmummy) Just look at your name that just shows how sane you really are! First of all I was there and they were asked to move outside, so the lamb wasn't taking their money!! The lamb does great pub food and have really reasonable prices. So John you were Cross and thought it would be a laugh to contact the echo i think you are a complete ****! Just because you stink you think its alright to try and ruin the business. They did not take your money and then tell you to get out, they just asked for you to sit outside. Those 2 ladies agreed that you smelt after you were gone, you think they would really tell you after confonting them. The echo is also in the wrong for making a such a big deal out of it! Front page just because of some old stinky cyclists! GET OVER IT OAP'S!!!
You know.. to an outsider this looks like the manager coming on here, creating accounts on the echo site and trying a little damage limitation. . Were they refunded their money? . Lets not forget there were more than two of them, I'm sure in all logical though processes even you can concede that its debatable they'd all lie about the smell to make a business look bad. . I take it the business has CCTV to back up its claims? Perhaps it would like to forward this to the echo?
Well im not the manager as i obviously would be working there now, i go to the lamb freqantly and i am backing them all the way.

Tell me this, Would you like to sit next to smelly cyclists while waiting and then eating your food??? That what an outsider should asks themselves.

Why would the pud throw the cyclists out in this credit crunch! they were asked to move outside.

Im sure they do have CCTV but what would this claim?? That there was 13 of them and that there were two old ladies next too them waiting to eat, and then the manager asking them if they could sit out side pleasently. Because i can tell you thats all it would show. As i was there watching in happen.
[quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clubman93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]john210[/bold] wrote: Me again This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh. I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra. Briliant[/p][/quote](charliesmummy) Just look at your name that just shows how sane you really are! First of all I was there and they were asked to move outside, so the lamb wasn't taking their money!! The lamb does great pub food and have really reasonable prices. So John you were Cross and thought it would be a laugh to contact the echo i think you are a complete ****! Just because you stink you think its alright to try and ruin the business. They did not take your money and then tell you to get out, they just asked for you to sit outside. Those 2 ladies agreed that you smelt after you were gone, you think they would really tell you after confonting them. The echo is also in the wrong for making a such a big deal out of it! Front page just because of some old stinky cyclists! GET OVER IT OAP'S!!![/p][/quote]You know.. to an outsider this looks like the manager coming on here, creating accounts on the echo site and trying a little damage limitation. . Were they refunded their money? . Lets not forget there were more than two of them, I'm sure in all logical though processes even you can concede that its debatable they'd all lie about the smell to make a business look bad. . I take it the business has CCTV to back up its claims? Perhaps it would like to forward this to the echo?[/p][/quote]Well im not the manager as i obviously would be working there now, i go to the lamb freqantly and i am backing them all the way. Tell me this, Would you like to sit next to smelly cyclists while waiting and then eating your food??? That what an outsider should asks themselves. Why would the pud throw the cyclists out in this credit crunch! they were asked to move outside. Im sure they do have CCTV but what would this claim?? That there was 13 of them and that there were two old ladies next too them waiting to eat, and then the manager asking them if they could sit out side pleasently. Because i can tell you thats all it would show. As i was there watching in happen. Clubman93
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6:58pm Thu 30 Sep 10

downfader says...

Clubman93 wrote:
downfader wrote:
Clubman93 wrote:
john210 wrote: Me again This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh. I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra. Briliant
(charliesmummy) Just look at your name that just shows how sane you really are! First of all I was there and they were asked to move outside, so the lamb wasn't taking their money!! The lamb does great pub food and have really reasonable prices. So John you were Cross and thought it would be a laugh to contact the echo i think you are a complete ****! Just because you stink you think its alright to try and ruin the business. They did not take your money and then tell you to get out, they just asked for you to sit outside. Those 2 ladies agreed that you smelt after you were gone, you think they would really tell you after confonting them. The echo is also in the wrong for making a such a big deal out of it! Front page just because of some old stinky cyclists! GET OVER IT OAP'S!!!
You know.. to an outsider this looks like the manager coming on here, creating accounts on the echo site and trying a little damage limitation. . Were they refunded their money? . Lets not forget there were more than two of them, I'm sure in all logical though processes even you can concede that its debatable they'd all lie about the smell to make a business look bad. . I take it the business has CCTV to back up its claims? Perhaps it would like to forward this to the echo?
Well im not the manager as i obviously would be working there now, i go to the lamb freqantly and i am backing them all the way. Tell me this, Would you like to sit next to smelly cyclists while waiting and then eating your food??? That what an outsider should asks themselves. Why would the pud throw the cyclists out in this credit crunch! they were asked to move outside. Im sure they do have CCTV but what would this claim?? That there was 13 of them and that there were two old ladies next too them waiting to eat, and then the manager asking them if they could sit out side pleasently. Because i can tell you thats all it would show. As i was there watching in happen.
CCTV, if its a resonable system equiped with sound (and there are a few makes about now, we use it in our industrial catering site) would have an audio track detailing the conversation. It would also show the physical reaction of the other diners on the image.
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And I have sat next to real smelly people in other environments ..the bus, doctors surgeries, infact over the top perfume has made me whince in a pub more than once.. Usually I ignore it.
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Oh and managers have days off too ;-)
Its ok, I beleive you're a customer of theirs
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Trouble is outsiders can see this, and they can see the many reviews on Google and other sites that seem quite unfavourable.
[quote][p][bold]Clubman93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]downfader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clubman93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]john210[/bold] wrote: Me again This is wonderful - we contacted the Echo because we were cross but also for a laugh. I didn't think for one moment we would provoke such prejudices out there - from the anti cyclists (loads of you haha), anti locals-bums, anti blue rinsers, antis masons/Masons (I'll vote for you), anti anti smokers, anti lycra. Briliant[/p][/quote](charliesmummy) Just look at your name that just shows how sane you really are! First of all I was there and they were asked to move outside, so the lamb wasn't taking their money!! The lamb does great pub food and have really reasonable prices. So John you were Cross and thought it would be a laugh to contact the echo i think you are a complete ****! Just because you stink you think its alright to try and ruin the business. They did not take your money and then tell you to get out, they just asked for you to sit outside. Those 2 ladies agreed that you smelt after you were gone, you think they would really tell you after confonting them. The echo is also in the wrong for making a such a big deal out of it! Front page just because of some old stinky cyclists! GET OVER IT OAP'S!!![/p][/quote]You know.. to an outsider this looks like the manager coming on here, creating accounts on the echo site and trying a little damage limitation. . Were they refunded their money? . Lets not forget there were more than two of them, I'm sure in all logical though processes even you can concede that its debatable they'd all lie about the smell to make a business look bad. . I take it the business has CCTV to back up its claims? Perhaps it would like to forward this to the echo?[/p][/quote]Well im not the manager as i obviously would be working there now, i go to the lamb freqantly and i am backing them all the way. Tell me this, Would you like to sit next to smelly cyclists while waiting and then eating your food??? That what an outsider should asks themselves. Why would the pud throw the cyclists out in this credit crunch! they were asked to move outside. Im sure they do have CCTV but what would this claim?? That there was 13 of them and that there were two old ladies next too them waiting to eat, and then the manager asking them if they could sit out side pleasently. Because i can tell you thats all it would show. As i was there watching in happen.[/p][/quote]CCTV, if its a resonable system equiped with sound (and there are a few makes about now, we use it in our industrial catering site) would have an audio track detailing the conversation. It would also show the physical reaction of the other diners on the image. . And I have sat next to real smelly people in other environments ..the bus, doctors surgeries, infact over the top perfume has made me whince in a pub more than once.. Usually I ignore it. . Oh and managers have days off too ;-) Its ok, I beleive you're a customer of theirs . Trouble is outsiders can see this, and they can see the many reviews on Google and other sites that seem quite unfavourable. downfader
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10:42am Fri 1 Oct 10

ampman says...

Would the landlady have asked the Moslem Ladies Cyclist Club in bourkas to leave or the black,gay,disabled cyclists club members? Since when has Nomansland has such airs and graces ?
Would the landlady have asked the Moslem Ladies Cyclist Club in bourkas to leave or the black,gay,disabled cyclists club members? Since when has Nomansland has such airs and graces ? ampman
  • Score: 0

2:17pm Fri 1 Oct 10

dduck says...

Hope they throw out all the smokers who stink of fags as well. And the people with bad breath. And the pensioners. They all smell. Throw them all out! Olfactory standards must be enforced.
Hope they throw out all the smokers who stink of fags as well. And the people with bad breath. And the pensioners. They all smell. Throw them all out! Olfactory standards must be enforced. dduck
  • Score: 2

4:18pm Fri 1 Oct 10

wilson castaway says...

mothers with buggies ....cyclists...what next??motorists....s
orry you smell like a magic tree please leave the establishment.
mothers with buggies ....cyclists...what next??motorists....s orry you smell like a magic tree please leave the establishment. wilson castaway
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6:38pm Fri 1 Oct 10

downfader says...

wilson castaway wrote:
mothers with buggies ....cyclists...what next??motorists....s orry you smell like a magic tree please leave the establishment.
LOL!!
[quote][p][bold]wilson castaway[/bold] wrote: mothers with buggies ....cyclists...what next??motorists....s orry you smell like a magic tree please leave the establishment.[/p][/quote]LOL!! downfader
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10:49pm Fri 1 Oct 10

Stubs says...

These cyclists should have stayed outside the pub if they smelt that bad. Hope the smell has gone as i'm going their tomorrow for a quick pint.
These cyclists should have stayed outside the pub if they smelt that bad. Hope the smell has gone as i'm going their tomorrow for a quick pint. Stubs
  • Score: -1

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