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The Fox and Hounds, Starbotton

Very interesting to read these comments as I was the LANDLORD back in the early 60's. We lived in a cottage at the back of the village and I used to go in to buy cigs but the then Landlady was a widow who was positively rude to customers as she had a police widows pension and the pub rent was 1.50 per week so she looked on it as her 'home' she didn't want customers and her rudeness worked ! as seldom did anyone go in. Well one day on buying my cigs she told me she was leaving to go to Sheffield and after discussing this with my wife we decided to approach Wm Youngers to see if we could take the PUB. They said yes (I'm not sure if anyone else applied) well it was filthy and my pregnant wife was in a bit of a state when there was a knock at the door and there stood all the ladies of the village with mops and buckets, cloths and dusters etc and they set to and cleaned that pub till it sparkled. Sorry to hear all these comments but I can tell you it's a hard way to earn a living and a lot of these guys are just 'playing a part' of how they believe a Dales' Landlord should act I bet none of them are true Dalesmen anyway so you're not getting the genuine article - a mere player who struts and frets his part upon the stage and then is heard no more........

9 Nov 2010 16:47

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