Thursday 3 September 2009

Welcome to Chav City

Walking past a High Street pub in Newport the other night, the Brew Wales Editor came across these signs in the window of the Greyhound. Now Brew Wales has not frequented this establishment in many years, Ye Olde Murenger House being the favoured drinking hole in the City Centre, but what type of pub has to put a notice in the window stating that "Footwear Must Be Worn at All Times"?
I had not realised this was ever a problem in Newport with customers not wearing shoes on a night out, after all we are very close to a sandy beach, well a muddy river to be exact, but is it really necessary to put a notice in the window to that effect? Apparently the management of the Greyhound deem it necessary.
We can understand the bit about "No Hoodies and No Tracksuits" and it is no great loss as the chavs are catered for by 4 Wetherspoons elsewhere in the City Centre, but "No Hats". The Brew Wales Editor regularly wears a hat, an expensive Australian leather hat that keeps his head dry in the rain and protects the (ever increasing) bald patch from getting sunburnt. So they are telling me to take my custom elsewhere if I wear a hat out? Don't think I will be going into this pub anytime soon.

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Anonymous said...

Dont diss my pub. Greyhound is best pub in town and yer noes it! we fuking noes who you are and gonna get ya for slagging off my local. Yer a fuking chav anyway an we all noes who you are

Brew Wales said...

The Greyhound is a pub for the clientele who consider JD Chaverspoons too high class for them, hence the notice in the window. I thought twice about publishing your threats on this blog, then again I have recieved threats from a better class of person here. And no I do not class the landlord of the "Pink Pussy" or the Clown Prince of Welsh Brewing as "a better class of person". Still the readers of this blog can make up their own mind about the Greyhound from the above comment and the photo.

Rhys Wynne said...

Passing the Maltings pub in Canton, Cardiff last week I noticed a similar notice on the door which gives a clue as to it's cliantel:

"Polite Notice - random searches taking place"


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