'We do get nice strangers coming in the pub but on Saturday nights and race days York city centre is a nightmare.He also complains of “'weirdy beardies' visiting the pub and 'asking to sample seven beers, then buying a half'.” I have to say if I ran a pub I would regard people as taking the piss if they asked for more than a couple of samples before buying.
'I have been operating the same way for twelve and a half years and no one has complained but it seems we have a younger committee now with different more politically correct views.
This decision really says a lot more about York CAMRA than it does about the Blue Bell. Excluding one of York’s classic pubs for such a prissy reason devalues the Good Beer Guide. I doubt whether the pub will lose any trade, and next time I’m in York I’ll certainly make a point of visiting it.