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The Gribble Inn, Oving

Greetings equitablyaboveboard. Well now. There was me thinking the days of stupid postings on this site were over. Obviously not. Thank goodness you wont be visiting the Gribble anymore and I'm sure the Landlords of The Fox, The Old Barn and The Four Chesnuts, as well as the other pubs you have posted inane comments about will be over the moon if you drink else where. You seem to be a grumpy ill informed self opininated Camra member whose sole intention in life is to try and impose your own warped and twisted views on others. Your comments about the Gribble are crazy. When Bri and Cyn were running the Gribble it was always packed from opening to closing time. The menu was sensibly priced, varied and excellent and the Specials Board was alway imaginative. Steak and Kidney Puddings, Steak Pies, Bacon and Onion Roly Poly, Thai dishes, Chinese dishes and many other mouth watering dishes. I don't recall Brian and Cyn having to get customers to fill in forms from local papers in order to win awards and I certainly don't recall them being taken to court for massive infringements of the Food Hygeine Regulations. If you are a friend and supporter of the stones, don't, under any circumstances,let on in the Pub because I know that many of the returning locals will want to show you the door. Finally, give Simon, the new Landlord, a chance. I shouldn't think there a many new Landlords that have taken over a pub that has had the worlds worst couple running it and changed it around over night. If you don't like it, drink else where.

31 May 2010 13:44

The St Mary's Gate, Arundel

Went to the St Mary's Gate for a meal a week or two ago. The last time I went to The Gate was over a year ago. What a change. Very average but overpriced food. Strikes me that whoever buys the food goes for sub-standard quality. i.e cheap and nasty.
Beer was great, Staff excellent, Landlady very very nice and chatty. If I was local I would definately use this pub just to chat her up. Landlord jumped up and full of his own self importance.

31 May 2010 12:51

The Gribble Inn, Oving

Hi nightrider1 and countrymember.
The good news is that the Stones are only on a short term contract and that things are getting closer to a change. I do know who the possible new licencee is but I think it would be unfair to mention names until it is confirmed. Word around Oving, Bognor and Chi is that when the change takes place, the first night for the new Licencee will be MEGA MEGA busy welcoming him and his team. Can't wait. Have to say that things still haven't improved

13 Jul 2009 10:33

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