Every year for the past 6 years members and ex members of the Military gather at the Bushel for what is considered to be an annual get together where upon individuals along with spouses can meet, catch up and generally celebrate the festive period. This years pre booked gathering was a complete and utter disappointment. No sooner had personnel started to arrive from all over the UK, the management posted A4 signs stating the venue will close at 4pm in preparation for a private function. With over 60 personnel in attendance I and my friends cannot understand why the change of heart. At 4pm all in attendance moved to The Grapes where upon we were made most welcome and more interestingly bar prices were significantly cheaper. Many guests who arrived after 4pm were contacted and updated of the venue change. In summary The Bushel has seriously shot itself in the foot. With an estimated 6 grand put across the bar in a 6 hour window each year its now being considered that the next event will take place elsewhere. Ironically on pacing by on my way home at 7pm The Bushel was operating normally with no sign of a private function. Well done landlord, you have lost my support especially during these drastic economic times where 20 pubs a week close. You would have thought we would have been looked after better!
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