don't tell the herd of style conscious cattle. But discriminating drinkers would be welcome.
A week last Friday, there were only three of us enjoying the Scotia's rear garden and the 80/ bitter (Champion beer of britain 2002) while some 60 style victims congregated standing outside the Garrison clutching clutching their pints of "Star".
Is there some anti-scottish prejudice at work here - the same company's William Wallace in Marylebone was similarly empty on a Friday evening a month ago, while all the trendy hangouts two blocks away on Marylebone High Street were heaving
I regularly drank in the 'Scotia' way back when it was the 'Woolpack' - always encountered a friendly reception from the managers/barstaff.
Unfortunatley, the current manager(not the bar staff I may add) doesn't seem to have any people skills, especially towards some of its regulars.
I was disgusted in the treatment my friend & I were given a couple of years ago after spending a Sunday evening drinking there. Demanding we leave within 5 mins of 'Time' & only having an inch of beer left, he would not allow us to finish our remainder of beer, & had our glasses taken off us.. The most annoying part of this was that his 'friends' at the bar had full pints & were not been pressured into drinking up at all. Double standards I think!
I may return when he leaves, but until then, I will quench my thirst at many of the far friendlier places I have found in the area.