Monday 13 June 2005 1.12pm
I go there every now and again (and, indeed, had thought about it for bridge one week but we ended up somewhere else). They do Aspalls cider (filtered, pasteurised, etc, but a world better than most of the cider in pubs round here and a bit of a nice oddity), Adnams beers, make a decent stab at food, have a nice bright interior (often with a small photo exhibition), and magazines to read.
I've always found the staff very pleasant, but then again I'd never tried to play a game in there. I'm very surprised. Perhaps the boss (who could live in Boss House as it's only round the corner) had a bad experience with Buckaroo when younger? It's hard to think of a reasonable explanation. As you point out, you were hardly playing naked twister on the table.
...if you press it, they will come.