Friday, 9 July 2010

Slight concern

The pub I think of as my ‘local’, which incidentally is probably one of the best pubs in Norwich, is losing the present landlord and landlady. I was accused recently by a work colleague of being a ‘glass half full’ ‘glass half empty’ person. She is probably right. So in an effort to change I’m going to greet the news that the tenants are leaving in as positive manner as possible. It is currently a busy wet-lead pub with around a dozen well kept real ales. It is a good local’s pub with what appears to be a regular and loyal clientele. There are two other pubs in close proximity and they are never as popular as the Kings Arms. This pub is a marvellous opportunity for the right person. I suspect Bateman’s know this. It would need to be run by someone that has an affinity with real ale. With the customer base that this pub has it is ready to be taken to an even greater level. With a little work this pub could be a genuine National POTY*contender. If I wasn’t so old and hadn’t already run a beer related business I would think seriously about applying to take it on. I have no doubt though that they will not have trouble finding a suitable candidate.



*POTY = Pub of the year for the uninitiated

6 comments:

Tandleman said...

Don't you mean a "glass half empty" person?

RedNev said...

You got there first, TM. I was going to make the same point.

RedNev said...

Actually my view is whether the glass is half full or half empty is irrelevant: it needs topping up either way.

Paul Garrard said...

Yes I do mean 'glass half empty' - oops! I'm going to edit it but leave these comments. Doesn't do to rush these things but I wanted to post this before I went away - just got back from a great few days in Edinburgh.

Martyn Cornell said...

Indeed, RedNev: that's called a "go and get us another one, will you, it's your round and I'll have finished this by the time you get back" kind of person.

Paul, your mistake is an easy one to make, similar to all the people who say "cannot be underestimated" when they mean "cannot be overestimated".

Paul Garrard said...

Martyn it shouldn't have been an easy mistake - I just didn't type what I meant to say.