Old soldier denied food

#2
I think the title is aimed at getting the Outrage bus out of the MT.

Think the title should be "If you don't like it, lump it."
 
#3
Miserable old tw@t. Once again, a tedious forces link dragged to the front of a non-story. If he liked war time rations so much, they should deliver a box of boil in the bag compo to his door and let him crack on.
 
#4
The pub in question, is about 2 miles away from where I live. Its situated within 100 yards of the old Tiverton TA Centre (Now ACF), the address in case anyone would like to contact them, all give them a ring is:-

The Racehorse
Wellbrook Street, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 5JW
01884 252606

I have been looking for email contact details, but at the moment can't find any.
 
#5
Warrior-Webbing said:
The pub in question, is about 2 miles away from where I live. Its situated within 100 yards of the old Tiverton TA Centre (Now ACF), the address in case anyone would like to contact them, all give them a ring is:-

The Racehorse
Wellbrook Street, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 5JW
01884 252606

I have been looking for email contact details, but at the moment can't find any.
Why would we want to contact them?
 
#6
Warrior-Webbing said:
The pub in question, is about 2 miles away from where I live. Its situated within 100 yards of the old Tiverton TA Centre (Now ACF), the address in case anyone would like to contact them, all give them a ring is:-

The Racehorse
Wellbrook Street, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 5JW
01884 252606

I have been looking for email contact details, but at the moment can't find any.
And say what? This is such a non-story. Would anyone give a toss if he was a retired postman, and not an old soldier? Start the Outrage Bus, an old soldier has not been given cordon bleu Sunday lunch. Big f*cking wow.
 
#7
light_projector said:
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Stan Lee, 94, a former grocery shop manager, who was a corporal in the Devonshire Regiment during the Second World War, has been told he can no longer receive his Sunday lunch at home.
He said: I have a right to complain if I am unhappy."
You certainly do, Sir.

and, unless I am very much mistaken, the pub has the right to to refuse service. If its that bad then why would he want to eat their food anyway?
 
#8
Grumpy old tosser! Regardless of whether he was previously in the forces or not, if it was that bad for such a long period of time then why carry on receiving it?
 
#9
theoriginalphantom said:
light_projector said:
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Stan Lee, 94, a former grocery shop manager, who was a corporal in the Devonshire Regiment during the Second World War, has been told he can no longer receive his Sunday lunch at home.
He said: I have a right to complain if I am unhappy."
You certainly do, Sir.

and, unless I am very much mistaken, the pub has the right to to refuse service. If its that bad then why would he want to eat their food anyway?
He has the right to complain, and did so.
The pub had enough and said thanks but no thanks.ENDEX

Phantom is right, if he doesn't like it then why continue to eat it especially if he is paying.
He just likes complaining, it keeps him happy. His family should find him another place to eat if he is too doddery/can't be bothered to do so.
 
#10
Some of the descriptions of house describes the food are hilarious!
 
#11
He makes Victor Meldrew sound laid back to me. What a complete non-story all round, and only here courtesy of the fact that he served 60+ years ago - I bet he was a great laugh to be around even then.

To quote some of the article;

He claimed some meat was "like old boots"; the gravy "tasted like trench water"; the peas were "like bullets"; the stuffing was "like cotton wool"; and the carrots were "limp and floppy".

He said: "War rations were better than the food they were serving. I was in the army and the military grub had more taste. I have a right to complain if I am unhappy."

Perhaps if he had refrained from eating the other peoples kit, ammunition and medical supplies he may have had more sympathy in here. Anyway, lets see what culinary delights he will get delivered to his door now for the tidy sum of £4.50
 
#12
Dunno of many places you can get a Sunday lunch for £4.50,let alone having it delivered!And considering the pub is doing over 400 of them a week,of course it's going to be more like canteen food than a pub resturant catering for 100.
He shouls be grateful for what he got.Many OAP's dont even get that.
As said before,a non story on a slow news day.
Spike
 
#13
So, in fact it isn't "Old soldier denied food"

it's,

"Old soldier doesn't like the food he purchased and is at liberty to take his custom elsewhere"

So erm what's the story? I don't quite get the point....
 
#16
The widower paid £4.50 a week for the meal which was cooked and delivered by staff at the Racehorse Inn, in Tiverton, Devon.

He claimed some meat was "like old boots"; the gravy "tasted like trench water"; the peas were "like bullets"; the stuffing was "like cotton wool"; and the carrots were "limp and floppy".

He said: "War rations were better than the food they were serving. I was in the army and the military grub had more taste. I have a right to complain if I am unhappy."

But Tony Dryhurst, the pub landlord, said he and wife Janet cooked meals for 400 people and Mr Lee was the only person to have complained about the privately run service.

He said: "Janet works really hard to provide the service. She starts work before 8am every day.

"Why should we accept someone who keeps phoning to complain when she is doing her very best?

"We have tried and tried but he is a Victor Meldrew and there is no pleasing some people."

Mrs Dryhurst added: "Stan is in the local paper or on the local radio every week complaining about something.

"There are lots of other places he can get meals including the official meals on wheels service, so he is not going to starve."
As stated above the are 'other' places he could get fed,maybe he's complained so much about them they got fecked off too!
But seriously,he got fed by a private source who are probably doing this charitable act,(god knows at £4.50 a head it's not for profit) for the community.Everyone has the right to complain but I wonder if this would've made the papers had he been a persistant drunk who was refused service or admission to the pub.
 
#17
spike7451 said:
As stated above the are 'other' places he could get fed,maybe he's complained so much about them they got fecked off too!
But seriously,he got fed by a private source who are probably doing this charitable act,(god knows at £4.50 a head it's not for profit) for the community.Everyone has the right to complain but I wonder if this would've made the papers had he been a persistant drunk who was refused service or admission to the pub.
It said he was an ex-soldier :D
 
#18
Mr Lee's councillor, Mary Turner, has asked the charity Age Concern to intervene.
I hope "intervene" means only that he's directed to the official meals-on-wheels service, not that the pub will be 'encouraged' to do anything extra-special for him. My grandfather was a WWII veteran and was a moany bugger too - complained about some sprouts I'd cooked for Christmas dinner once, he too used the phrase "hard as bullets" (they were al dente!). It was only a look from my mother that prevented me from enquiring when he'd last chewed a bullet!
 
#19
light_projector said:
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Stan Lee, 94, a former grocery shop manager, who was a corporal in the Devonshire Regiment during the Second World War, has been told he can no longer receive his Sunday lunch at home.
He said: I have a right to complain if I am unhappy."
You certainly do, Sir.
and they have the right to not accept his patronage!
"Invitation to treat" anyone?
 
#20
IndianaDel said:
light_projector said:
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Stan Lee, 94, a former grocery shop manager, who was a corporal in the Devonshire Regiment during the Second World War, has been told he can no longer receive his Sunday lunch at home.
He said: I have a right to complain if I am unhappy."
You certainly do, Sir.
and they have the right to not accept his patronage!
"Invitation to treat" anyone?
FFS - he's a 94 year old ex-soldier who grumbled about his nosh - so what? I have no particular view but the pub cutting the old boy off is hardly the most sympathetic or tactful reaction - as any sprog Orderley Officer who has stood behind the cookhouse hot plate learns.
 

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