On 24 Nov 2014 at 8:05pm survived2crashes wrote:
What's happened to that pub ? All the locals seem to have gone that I knew for years. The barmaid showing total lack of hospitality and friendliness whilst texting on phone and chatting to a friend in the corner. Only 2 or 3 people in the pub. Same when I went there 2 weeks before. It was like groundhog day. Food was good but the staff don't seem Interested anymore and have zero charisma. ???
On 24 Nov 2014 at 8:17pm Old Bloke wrote:
What a load of cobblers.
I go to the Royal Oak a lot, very pleasant and ready to chat regulars, nice staff and very decent pub grub. The pie and chips and beans is my favourite but perhaps you're too posh for that.
You must own the Cock because that's how you sound
On 24 Nov 2014 at 8:29pm survived2crashes wrote:
Old Bloke. Just an opinion. I said food was good. With an answer like that, you obviously own nothing. Yes i do own a Cock and 4 Hens since you ask.
On 24 Nov 2014 at 8:44pm tawittawoo wrote:
I agree survived2crashes..food good, but on more than a few occasions I have raised my eyebrows hearing how certain bar staff have talked to the punters, at times - attitude not in my customer service book, made me cringe! It is a Harvey's pub right?
On 24 Nov 2014 at 9:02pm survived2crashes wrote:
Yes Harvey's pub. Did hear that Harvey's are possibly going to replace leaseholders with managers again when leases expire. Maybe they are just seeing out time. There has been a noticeable change in attitude in recent times, yet the last couple of years it has been the same people and all seemed fine a while back.
On 24 Nov 2014 at 9:17pm TA wrote:
Old bloke how can u make the comment about the cock from the content within the previous post ?
R u a resident in Barcombe ?
Trip advisor is worth a read.
On 24 Nov 2014 at 9:42pm Witawoo 2 wrote:
Load of cock and bull
On 24 Nov 2014 at 9:47pm R100LER wrote:
Old Bloke - Actually I really do own The Cock but you clearly don't know me as you would know that I would never go online to run down another local pub. Please continue to support your local pub in Barcombe and desist from bringing our pub into your discussion.
On 24 Nov 2014 at 9:53pm simbo1 wrote:
Well said R100LER
On 24 Nov 2014 at 10:15pm The Mascara Kid wrote:
Ah, if you are the owner of The Cock could you get a decent lager in please? That Vier stuff is soapy, Stella encourages wife beating and the other is one of those standard weak and insipid ones.
Many of the less frequent Barcombe pub-goers use the Cock or the Rainbow. There's little privacy to be had in the Royal Oak. Its too bright and lacks nooks and crannies. I preferred it before the old owner Mike knocked it around.
On 24 Nov 2014 at 10:19pm R100LER wrote:
The Mascara Kid - We find that having 4 lagers on tap, Becks Vier, Fosters, Stella and Pilsner Urquell on tap seems to suit most of our lager drinkers but I guess that you cannot please all of the people all of the time.
On 24 Nov 2014 at 10:33pm The Mascara Kid wrote:
Oh well. I'll try the Pilsner with your Vals Purse next time.
On 24 Nov 2014 at 10:43pm I'll get my coat wrote:
I asked my wife where she'd like to eat
She said she didn't mind
So I said ' what's the first thing that comes into your mind ?'
She said 'cock'
On 24 Nov 2014 at 11:04pm Royaloakbarcombe wrote:
I am the landlord of the Royal Oak, in Barcombe.
I find this all a coincidence after Barcombe bonfire night, which may I add was extremely successful for all the village, pub and bonfire society.
If anyone would like to complain about our business please feel free to come into the pub and speak to us in person or phone us on 01273400418 and ask for myself (Matt) instead of hiding behind this forum, trip advisor or face book.
Also lastly we would like to add that we fully respect and support our neighbouring businesses, and we in no way condone this unnecessary personal bullying.
On 24 Nov 2014 at 11:19pm Dave wrote:
Could you just turn the lights down a bit?
On 24 Nov 2014 at 11:25pm Old Bloke wrote:
@survived2crashes - come down from your own matey with your comment about zero charisma - I'm sure you must have loads. FYI I own quite a lot being a DFL
@R100ER I certainly will continue supporting the Royal Oak not my local at all but I go where the food is tastiest and the service is best.
On 25 Nov 2014 at 2:08pm Resident wrote:
Is it too late to say I like both of these pubs?
On 25 Nov 2014 at 2:50pm Old Bloke wrote:
Feel perfectly free mate nothing wrong with that.
I only like on of them and there's nothing wrong with saying that either
On 25 Nov 2014 at 5:35pm Lady wrote:
I've lived in the village for years I used to enjoy going in there until they changed hands . I took my children in there a couple of years ago they were well behaved food was slapped on table . Everything seemed like too much trouble I've not been in there since as feel it's very unwelcoming and feel I'm intruding :-(
On 25 Nov 2014 at 6:38pm Barcombe Resident. wrote:
I cannot understand how anyone genuinely feels that the Royal Oak is unwelcoming. I have been a Barcombe resident for 40years and witnessed it change hands from a dingy, dark, "locals only" atmosphere kind of pub with absolutely no decent reputation for good food or service into the kind of pub that it is now is - warm, welcoming, with landlords who take an interest in you and good service all round, also excellent food. I regularly take my family (which includes young children) there to eat and always feel that we are welcome and the landlord and his charming family are always happy to alter the menu to cater for slightly fussy kids!
The pub seems to be consistently full of both happy regulars and new customers - surely this speaks for itself and the views of a few narrow minded folk should be widely ignored.
Carry on with the great work @Royal Oak Barcombe!!
On 25 Nov 2014 at 7:29pm survived2crashes wrote:
Barcombe resident. We have divided opinions which of course is fine. We all have different experiences and I am pleased you have good ones. In recent times some of us have found it less welcoming. It does not warrant you calling those opinions as narrow minded. It is purely our experiences. Seems to me it's fairly even on this thread on the views of the Royal Oak. Years ago the pub was dark and need of a refurb. But one thing it did have was a great atmosphere, but accept we beg to differ. Have a good evening
On 25 Nov 2014 at 8:08pm Peaced Ed wrote:
Is it that you drive badly s2c?
On 25 Nov 2014 at 8:26pm survived2crashes wrote:
Peeps liked trying to kill me on my motorcycle.
They had two goes at it. Could have been Old Bloke !
On 25 Nov 2014 at 9:57pm Old Bloke wrote:
Why would it have been me you fool. I don't know you (thank the Lord) though I do concede if I did some mayhem might cross my mind given your attitude and hatchet job on my favourite pub.
Barcombe Resident has got it exactly right and she ought to know.
I'll take her word
On 25 Nov 2014 at 10:39pm Mark wrote:
I actually saw Old Bloke driving utterly recklessly just a few days ago. I wouldn't put it past him at all!
On 26 Nov 2014 at 8:19am TA wrote:
Old bloke may just ask one question, how do u know Barcombe Resident is a she ?
On 26 Nov 2014 at 8:44am survived2crashes wrote:
TA- I think it's OldBlokes cross dressing wife.
On 26 Nov 2014 at 10:35am Old Bloke wrote:
@TA - I don't - was simply making an assumption that was possibly wrong - not much different really to 2Crashes saying to me "you obviously own nothing." Needs adding my assumption was innocent and well meant - unlike the one from 2Crashes who comes across as a nit picking snob.
Not content with that he crosses the line with another snide remark about my good lady.
Be very interesting if we're ever in the pub at the same time