Bar in Coventry turns away Soldiers from 1st Battalion Royal Welsh before funeral.

#1
Just thought this might interest people.

Browns Bar in Coventry refused to serve a group of Soldiers a cup of Coffee before they buried their fallen comrade Cpl Michael Thacker.

Local and regional news has been contacted to help raise awareness of the event. The soldiers were refused service because they were in Uniform whilst taking a break from rehearsing the funeral service. The soldiers were simply wanting a morning coffee.

Cpl Thacker's Wife said of the incident
'' ... I have to say when I found out this news i was horrified. Especially seeing as one of the men in uniform was his grievng brother! The lack of respect you have shown my husband, me and the lads yesterday will never be forgotten by the people in Coventry''.

The page on facebook has had almost 13,000 members in the past 4 hours. Please join even if you're not from Coventry. I spent 4 years in the city when at Uni there and this Bar has always been known for turning people away for feable reasons; but this is really low.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK.

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#3
Me and a mate were turned away when we went there with our girlfriends. We could only fathom that this was because we were 6ft 3" rugby players. Doorstaff only enjoy the company of anorexic art students.
 
#8
................. buried their fallen comrade Cpl Michael Thacker.

Local and regional news has been contacted to help raise awareness of the event. The soldiers were refused service because they were in Uniform whilst taking a break from rehearsing the funeral service. The soldiers were simply wanting a morning coffee.

Cpl Thacker's Wife said of the incident
Not being one for outrage threads but should it not be Cpl Thacker's widow?
 
#12
Condolences to Cpl Thacker's wife. Sounds like the bar is sh*t hole anyway, but do we really need another outrage Facebook page. They always start off with good intentions but then normally descend into a slagging match. I'm all for highlighting establishments that treat soldiers poorly but from reading the comments about this place it sounds like it's not just soldiers that are mistreated.
 
#13
How about the simple fact that a bar can turn away anyone they damn well please?

Go to the next bar, don't ruin the memories of your loved ones funeral by only thinking about the nasty bar that wouldn't sell you coffee
 
#15
I agree with mac ^.

If you think it's bad now, wait a couple of years when we are in-between wars. No ****** will give a uniformed soldier the time of day, let alone serve him/her with a smile.

Sad, but it's a historical fact.
 
#17
They weren't refused because they were soldiers, they were refused because the proprietor (or his daughter) decided that they 'didn't like the look of them'.

And this is one of several funeral parties that have been fucked off by the owners.

This door policy has made Browns quite famous and the owner seems to thrive upon its reputation.

They have apparently chucked people out who have ordered, paid for, but not yet received their meals.

They just need to 'not like the look of you'.

I don't think it is personal, they ******* hate all sorts especially well dressed, polite prosperous looking people over 29 years of age.
 
#18
One of the lads refused was his brother, place is shit but was nearby, went somewhere else and got FREE coffee by a pub that does not have a knob owner !!
It doesn't matter if one of the lads refused was the Dalai bloody Lama, the place has a right to refuse anyone they want to and it doesn't matter if they were soldiers or not.

Why don't you make more of a point of the pub that DID give you free brews instead of bleating on like a bunch of schoolkids about how the mean the nasty people are?
 

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