My wife and I thought we would pop out for lunch on a nice quiet (Hot) Wednesday. No kids! No traffic, we thought "Lets try that nice looking pub opposite the canal that we keep driving past on our way to Macclesfield".... What a joke! (well it would have been if we weren't thirsty and hungry).
The car park had 6-8 cars in it so we thought we had timed it quite well! ... only to be told by the solitary barman that "sorry ... food orders will be about 40 minutes"! However, having made the effort to try this particular pub we thought 'Hey Ho' were not in a hurry, lets have a drink while we wait.
.... "Eh Sorry .. we've got no lager either". At this point we stated simultaneously "we'll leave it then" and walked out! (my wife and I don't often make the same decision at the same time without discussing it first!) .. however, this one was unanimous and without discussion.
We wondered how on earth they were in business at all. For all we know it may have changed ownership/management several time in all the years we have been passing it, in which case we regret not visiting it earlier.
Thirsty and hungry we stopped off at the next pub in the direction of where we had come from which was the 'Harrington Arms' in Bosley. I understand this has changed management recently too, but they was doing a far better job of it. Although on his own behind the bar (and obviously stressed with his young children on summer holidays hanging off his ankles!), we were duly served with our choice from the menu and drinks to match.
We mentioned our earlier experience of the 'Pub with no beer' (and clearly no kitchen staff either), and were reminded how difficult it is to keep a pub running nowadays. Agreed! .. However, a successful pub is surely one that relies on 'repeat' business and not passing 'one offs'. Unless the Fools Nook gets itself sorted we will be awaiting the 'Under new management' sign to re-appear. Until then, we will give it another try, because it has such potential.
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