Sunday, January 29, 2012

Junction Inn Pub landlord suspended for serving pints "too full" of beer by greedy millionaire brewery owners: UK

A pub landlord and ­landlady have been ­suspended and ­threatened with the sack for serving pints “too full” of beer.

Pete and Debbie Gibson were ordered to close their Junction Inn pub on New Year’s Eve ­because brewery bosses said the heads on their pints of beer and lager were not big enough.

Pete, 48, and Debbie, 47, say they have been told they owe brewing firm Samuel Smith £10,733 in lost stock for topping up customers’ pints.

The dispute centres on whether or not customers are entitled to ask for more than 95 per cent of their pint glass to be filled and get the pint topped up so there’s less of a frothy head.

Millionaire brewery owner Humphrey Smith turned up at the pub at 8.30pm on New Year’s Eve and told the ­Gibsons in front of ­astonished customers that he was shutting it.

The Gibsons have run the Junction Inn, at Royton, near Oldham, Greater ­Manchester for 12 years. It’s been a pub since Victorian times. They live in the flat above and face losing their home as well as their jobs. more