Thursday 30 September 2010

in bad odour

In the bad old days pubs used to discriminate. Now times have moved on and there are new categories of unacceptable members of society:

The 13-strong group, who are aged between their mid-40s and mid-60s, all belong to the Lordshill Road Runners Club in Southampton.

They had been cycling half an hour on Saturday in temperatures of around 16C (61F) when they stopped off for refreshments, but said they had barely taken a sip of their coffees and beers when the restaurant manager told them to leave.

One of the cyclists, medical secretary Janet Burnage, 54, of Romsey, said the group were angry and had vowed never to use the pub again.

“The restaurant manager came over to us and said ‘I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but there is a bit of a body odour and would you mind leaving’.”