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wetherspoons campain
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I used to go to Wetherspoons - but no more
I used to put up with their appalling service from clueless barstaff that had no idea who was next to be served - but no more
I used to go to there late mornings as it was next to the railway station when I had a train to catch and fancied a quick pint, frequently never got one due to piss poor service - but no more
I used to put up with the stench of their daytime regulars, people who hadn't had a wash in weeks and were already pissed by midday - but no more
I used to go there until they banned smoking - months before the smoking ban - when they chose that policy, that was my last visit. No More!

Since starting vaping 15 months ago and already having read about their stance on vaping I will continue to be a "used to go there" person. I'm sure they can do without my custom.

They won't miss me and I certainly don't miss them!
14/02/13 12:30 AM
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it shame wetherspoon have this stance agaist vaping here where i live in derby there a few that are good pubs friendly staff thank you to poster for fighting the causehopfully one day they will reconsider
14/02/13 06:15 PM
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Its weather spoons! Lol the full moon pub that I used to drink way back in 2000 used to have the smoking section right next to the front door meaning everyone that did not want to be near smoker had to wade through us to get to the none smoking section, idiotic really considering they had a back entrance that the kept permently shuf

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RE: wetherspoons campain
(04/02/13 10:22 PM)icekizzy Wrote:  
(04/02/13 10:06 PM)kenny Wrote:  Your a fighter Kizzy I'll give you that. Hope you have success in Wolverhampton. I have only been to one Wetherspoons pub and that was in Northern Ireland. I did ask if it was okay to vape and was told it was but to be discreet as they were afraid of reactions from their smoking customers.

Thanks for posting the Facebook info its all very interesting. Cool

thank you to you both for your opinions i really feel being the minority we can still be heard as they say little voices be heard i aint exactly got a little voice an i will be heard ... if enough minority stand together then it can make a different whether your a smoker or e-cig smoker or non smoker the Facebook post shows a variety of all 3 commenting and are all for it i just think there ban policy is outdated and all im trying to get across to them is review them at least get the new info on the new stuff your right it started out like the e-cigs that look like fags but when its clearly vaporizers i think it should at the very least be the desression of individual establishments at least they could vote it in or out depending on the pubs clientele thax for the input and Kenny i agree we shouldn't have to be discreet if we have been given so called permission hardly seems fair on anyone

(04/02/13 09:24 PM)howardhopkinson Wrote:  If Wetherspoon's aren't going to allow vaping in their pubs, then they won't get my custom. Good on yer for trying to get them to change their silly poliicy on vaping.

BTW: Welcome to the forums icekizzy Caravan

same here howard ... this is what we are doing tomorrow we are testing the waters but im hoping for some feedback from them and will check back on here when im back and let you all know how it went Big Grin
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My local 'Spoons used to be a meeting point for the start of a night out but not anymore. Terrible service and you can stand there waving a £10 note at the bar staff and they still ignore you. I remember one night I had been waiting nearly 10 minutes to be served and a group of girls turned up and were served before me, apparently they were friends with one of the staff. Only ever eaten there once (The Albert and Lion, Blackpool) and never again. Service was slower than a snail, food took 45 minutes to arrive and when it did I took it back because it was lukewarm, I had a better meal at a chippy up the road the day before!
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(13/03/13 11:27 PM)Biggsy68 Wrote:  My local 'Spoons used to be a meeting point for the start of a night out but not anymore. Terrible service and you can stand there waving a £10 note at the bar staff and they still ignore you. I remember one night I had been waiting nearly 10 minutes to be served and a group of girls turned up and were served before me, apparently they were friends with one of the staff. Only ever eaten there once (The Albert and Lion, Blackpool) and never again. Service was slower than a snail, food took 45 minutes to arrive and when it did I took it back because it was lukewarm, I had a better meal at a chippy up the road the day before!


i know what you mean biggsy, we as a group have not been in since, if we cant do whats legal in there then they aint havin our money Smiling

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Oh well never mind so spoons looses our money.Big Grin

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(27/03/13 06:23 PM)icekizzy Wrote:  
(13/03/13 11:27 PM)Biggsy68 Wrote:  My local 'Spoons used to be a meeting point for the start of a night out but not anymore. Terrible service and you can stand there waving a £10 note at the bar staff and they still ignore you. I remember one night I had been waiting nearly 10 minutes to be served and a group of girls turned up and were served before me, apparently they were friends with one of the staff. Only ever eaten there once (The Albert and Lion, Blackpool) and never again. Service was slower than a snail, food took 45 minutes to arrive and when it did I took it back because it was lukewarm, I had a better meal at a chippy up the road the day before!


i know what you mean biggsy, we as a group have not been in since, if we cant do whats legal in there then they aint havin our money Smiling

It is indeed legal provided you have the permission of the owner (or manager) to do so. I agree that such policies are outdated but I have found that the pig headed remain so regardless of how reasoned your argument is. Try vaping in either Manchester Airport or Heathrow. Failure to comply will usually mean you will have a long inconvenient conversation with the airport police followed by being escorted through the exit.

The fact is that many people object to having "clouds" of any type blown in the same air as they are breathing and good manners rather than legality should be a vaper's "guiding light" in these circumstances. If you were a guest in my house and I asked you not to vape I am sure you would comply with my wishes.

At least when dealing with corporate organisations you have the right to withhold your custom but that's about it really.
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It is indeed legal provided you have the permission of the owner (or manager) to do so. I agree that such policies are outdated but I have found that the pig headed remain so regardless of how reasoned your argument is. Try vaping in either Manchester Airport or Heathrow. Failure to comply will usually mean you will have a long inconvenient conversation with the airport police followed by being escorted through the exit.

The fact is that many people object to having "clouds" of any type blown in the same air as they are breathing and good manners rather than legality should be a vaper's "guiding light" in these circumstances. If you were a guest in my house and I asked you not to vape I am sure you would comply with my wishes.

At least when dealing with corporate organisations you have the right to withhold your custom but that's about it really.
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i totally agree with you on all those factors but no offense to you sweet but if i was asked polity to not vape in your home i would have no problems with that but i would not come to your house knowing ... it is my right to vape where i please and knowing that this is safe i would not argue .. so my statement still stands. i will not go into a place where im told i cannot vape. this may offend and many other mannerisms but it is my wish Smiling
this thread is for weatherspoons and to be honest iv had not one problem with anywhere else but thank you so much for your response everyone has there own entitlement to have there say Smiling

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Well, I visit my local Wetherspoons quite regularly and, quite a few months ago when I was using my SkyCig, I was approached and politely told that e-cigarettes have been banned and could I please stop using it inside.

I immediately put it away. When I got home I decided to write to JD Wetherspoon and had this response.

Thank you for your letter.

The issue of whether or not electronic cigarettes can be used in our pubs has been considered at the highest levels within the company.

Due to the appearance and workings of an electronic cigarette, there have been occasions when these cigarettes have been mistaken for real cigarettes by both staff and customers. We have also on occasion experienced customers attempting to pass real cigarettes off as electronic cigarettes resulting in customers actually trying to smoke in the pub. Although these incidents are rare, they can result in the pub being heavily fined.

Therefore, due to the problems experienced with the monitoring of these cigarettes, we can confirm that we do not permit the use of electronic cigarettes in our pubs and will not be reviewing this decision for the foreseeable future.

We trust this information assists you and thank you for taking the time to contact us.

Yours sincerely

Laura Kiernan
JD Wetherspoon plc


So I decided to get rid of the SkyCig (it was rubbish anyway (obviously)) and get a Joyetech eGo Twist and a couple of T2's - Ha Haaaa I thought to myself - that's not an "e-cigarette" Thumbs Up

I didn't get the chance to go back to the pub until last Friday. My other half still smokes stinkies (bless her) and suggested I join her outside for a 'smoke' - I decided that I would use my 'twist' indoors and see what happened. Wink

Both members of staff that had previously asked/told me to stop using the SkyCig were on duty. Both of them saw me using the twist and both of them made the same 'confused' face but said absolutely nothing.

I wasn't silly and didn't sit there producing huge clouds, just the odd puff every now and then, as one does Thumbs Up

Obviously other customers saw me 'vaping' and made the usual 'funny face' but nobody seemed that bothered.

I know I'm splitting hairs but Wetherspoons letter to me stated "electronic cigarettes" - as far as I'm concerned my twist with a T2 is NOT an electronic cigarette. Cool

I guess I could write back to Wetherspoons and suggest that they put up signs stating "No electronic cigarettes - or No vaporizing of liquids" and also to please clearly define "electronic cigarette", but I really don't want to give them any assistance in the matter.

I very much enjoy visiting my local Wetherspoons, the staff, the real ale and the food are all excellent - I guess I'm in the minority and very lucky at the same time.

I will continue to use my twist whilst inside the pub (somewhat discretely so as not to upset) until such time as Wetherspoons decide to define my eGo Twist/T2 as an electronic cigarette Wink

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