The “strictest female manager in the UK” will kick you out if you break any rules, including using your phone or swearing.
This strictly regulated pub has an address in Royal Oak, Flint, North Wales. Here, guests entering the shop will only be able to sit and enjoy drinks and chat with each other because the shop does not have a TV, is not allowed to use phones and will be “evicted straight” if they swear.
Manager Angela Mills, 54, said she does not allow any kind of technology to operate in her pub. Even so, customers happily accept and return regularly.
Angela says the ban has attracted a lot of locals, who want to “converse the old-fashioned way”, to the bar. They will also spend time playing some “old fashioned” games like dominoes or card games.
“People love going to this pub, sitting around and talking to each other. They love to talk and don’t seem to remember things like TV, music, or even cell phones. They simply sit down at a table or find a quiet corner with private conversations.” The manager said.
Angela also added that whenever she caught someone swearing, she would “invite” them out of the shop, and forbid them to return for 24 hours. Everyone accepts and adheres to it very seriously.
“Most people respect and enjoy the feel of a traditional public pub.”
Perhaps this is understandable when most of Angela’s customers are older, instead of young people who prefer to congregate at other trendy bars in town.
“I have been a manager here for 10 months and I consider my clients like one big happy family. We have about 50 employees who take turns arriving at different times of the day and evening. They all know each other.” Angela shared.
Before taking on the position of manager of this pub, Angela worked as a bartender in a noisy and bustling nightclub. So, she said, the experience was really different, like not the world right now.
In order for everything to run smoothly, Angela always has to make sure that the regulations are strictly enforced and fair.
However, not all pubs that apply this rule are supported. About a kilometer away, two other “sister” pubs and its chain of stores have had to close for more than a year because they could not find a manager to operate and control these difficult rules.
A local resident said that although everyone there seemed to be familiar with the strange regulations, they still made “future” managers feel nervous and scared.
Talking about customer feedback to the pub managed by Angela, many people shared that they enjoyed their time at the bar and are ready to return every week.
“This is a great little pub. There are spirits, reasonable prices and a polite atmosphere.”
“We can play darts and chat. We even play poker all night, two evenings a week, which is fun.”
“Even though it’s not a gambling place, there are still a lot of people coming here, we always have great evenings. I also hope the business of the restaurant will go smoothly.”
“You can go to the bar any night of the week, have a drink and find someone to talk to … the essence of a pub.”
“Really crazy because everyone loves this pub.”
In addition, customers also said that all people in the shop must always be wary of the boss because he can “mix” in the shop at any time, to make sure that the rules he sets out are always guaranteed. .
Even so, it is inevitable that there are still people who hate the pub and say that they will never go there.
“I’m not going to go into that pub if I can’t bring my cell phone with me.”
“It’s an outdated idea with today’s society. We all need to have our phones with us.”
“I have no say in the other rules, but I have to keep my phone with me.”
“Nobody wants to take over those pubs, the rules are very strict.”
“What planet are those pubs from? Regulations like they come from the Victorian era?”
“People need pubs to be vibrant, fun communities, not stuffy and miserable places. Nowadays, people like to drink, listen to music, chat and even text and date.”
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