New Manager at Waterside Inn

Contributions, adding your business or organisation to Ware Online, suggestions and general feedback about Ware Online.

New Manager at Waterside Inn

Postby WarePerson » Wed 04 Mar 2015 3:01 pm

A New Manager has started on Monday at the Waterside Inn. Mark has spent a lot of time in and around Ware, so understands the area and most importantly, his customers. Pop in and give it a go. He will welcome any feedback and ideas. They are also recruiting.

Yes, i know him personally, and No, i am not on the payroll!
WarePerson
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun 22 Jun 2014 8:31 pm

Re: New Manager at Waterside Inn

Postby JCB » Thu 05 Mar 2015 9:15 am

I must admit I have been pleasantly surprised by the Waterside and have popped in a few times. I will certainly call in and see what the new manager is doing with the place. He has some great hard working staff there so has a good base to build on. I wish him all the best!
JCB
 
Posts: 89
Joined: Tue 05 Oct 2010 12:00 am
Location: Ware

Re: New Manager at Waterside Inn

Postby Alec » Thu 05 Mar 2015 11:24 am

I have to come out and say that I find it a great place.

We started going there in the previous Chav guise, and enjoyed the fact that it was cheap, quiet on a midweek evening, and had some reasonable beers. Once made the mistake of going at the end of the week, when it was rammed - not so good!

The Waterside revamp has increased prices a bit, but it's still good value, and definitely made it a nicer place to be. Much busier in the week, which must be better for them, yet still doesn't feel rammed and noise. Still some decent beers.

Used to like The Vine, on a "good but pricey" basis. But The Waterside offers similar quality at much lower prices, and is nowhere near as rammed.
Alec
 
Posts: 180
Joined: Fri 07 Nov 2003 12:00 am
Location: Ware

Re: New Manager at Waterside Inn

Postby Damo5 » Thu 05 Mar 2015 7:46 pm

Like others I too have been pleasantly surprised by the Waterside Inn. We have been there a few times for lunch as a family, complete with dog (so sat outside) prices reasonable, food of good quality (for a pub) and decent service even when we were the only people sitting outside.
Can't speak for evenings but certainly recommend for lunch.
User avatar
Damo5
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Mon 25 Nov 2013 1:59 pm

Re: New Manager at Waterside Inn

Postby IGS » Wed 18 Mar 2015 12:49 am

Popped in there tonight with a group of people and they shut down the bar at 10.30pm without warning. (Told us last orders was 10.50pm) We will not be going there again and when I'm asked by users of the Drill Hall for a recommendation for somewhere to go I will deliberately give that place “AVOID AT ALL COSTS”
User avatar
IGS
 
Posts: 231
Joined: Tue 09 Jun 2009 12:00 am
Location:

Re: New Manager at Waterside Inn

Postby VicarageRoader » Wed 18 Mar 2015 12:51 am

IGS wrote:Popped in there tonight with a group of people and they shut down the bar at 10.30pm without warning. (Told us last orders was 10.50pm) We will not be going there again and when I'm asked by users of the Drill Hall for a recommendation for somewhere to go I will deliberately give that place “AVOID AT ALL COSTS”


That's dreadful in all fairness.
VicarageRoader
 
Posts: 100
Joined: Thu 08 Jun 2006 12:00 am
Location: Ware

Re: New Manager at Waterside Inn

Postby Lets Talk » Thu 19 Mar 2015 1:36 pm

Looking after customers go out the window these days , a sign they have got complacent , maybe with the Saracens about to re-open they might have some competition again and will have to up their game !
But when it’s a chain do they care as long as people keep going in
Lets Talk
 
Posts: 19
Joined: Thu 22 Jan 2015 3:58 pm

Re: New Manager at Waterside Inn

Postby craig » Thu 19 Mar 2015 2:16 pm

IGS wrote:Popped in there tonight with a group of people and they shut down the bar at 10.30pm without warning. (Told us last orders was 10.50pm) We will not be going there again and when I'm asked by users of the Drill Hall for a recommendation for somewhere to go I will deliberately give that place “AVOID AT ALL COSTS”
Seems a touch harsh IGS.
Did you enquire why they had to close early? Businesses don't usually turn away custom on a whim - there is usually a good reason.

So the Drill Hall will no longer recommend The Waterside Inn. Is that the official line is it?
Perhaps the Waterside Inn won't send people to the Drill hall when asked and give equally unhelpful advice.
User avatar
craig
 
Posts: 152
Joined: Sat 09 Nov 2013 5:19 pm

Re: New Manager at Waterside Inn

Postby WarePerson » Thu 19 Mar 2015 5:25 pm

I have mentioned this to them, and they have not shut "early" any day within the last 3 weeks. Maybe just a miss-understanding? or a staff training issue? Either way, would it not be better to talk to the manager rather than telling all your customer to avoid? Surly it would be better for business if 2 large companies at the same end of town could work together rather than fall out over a small issue?
WarePerson
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun 22 Jun 2014 8:31 pm

Re: New Manager at Waterside Inn

Postby Alec » Thu 19 Mar 2015 11:36 pm

We went in at 22:40 on Tue and they'd stopped serving. We half expected it, as I had heard that 22:30 was the Mon-Thu closing time. Disappointing, but I'll be back as I still like the place. Happy to recommend...
Alec
 
Posts: 180
Joined: Fri 07 Nov 2003 12:00 am
Location: Ware

Next

Return to The Online Community Of Ware

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests