Saturday before Christmas works doo upwards of 1000 people in the Sporting lodge.First round at the bar at 7pm for 18 people both bitters ran out completely !!!!! so we asked for bottles of Newcastle brown ale ,only 7 on the premises. All beer is now off. Looking around the ratio of male to female was 40% male and 1/2 approximately would be drinking beer thats at least 200 pints every round in the building. Ehh, profit out the window.Beer did come back on at 10pm too late!!!!! Now you have to pay for this , you can't run a tab even if they keep your card. The card machine works only in one bar and it takes 3 /4 goes for it to work then it went flat battery. The carvery wasn't, and the portions are small. ( fish and chips on the way home comes to mind )
The staff were apologetic and pleasant, and the service was good. Thanks for small mercies.
The management and directors of this pub/hotel need to get up to speed quickly especially with planning for these events , its not as if they did not know the numbers coming and had no advance warning . NO apologies on the night at all from senior staff.
May be ok for a small party , but don't go with a big party especially at Christmas or take your own BEER .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 140 bedroom hotel set in 20 acres boasting a lavish bar and grill, leisure club with 25m sparkling pool and fully equipped gym. Handy for both business and pleasure with good transport links to all major towns and cities, extremely handy for shopping at the 'metro' centre - Europe’s largest indoor mall. Close to all major tourist attractions including the North Yorkshire Moors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sporting Lodge Inn Middlesbrough Hotel Middlesbrough
- Sporting Hotel Middlesbrough
- Middlesbrough Sporting Hotel