Pub deletes Facebook rant over ‘awful’ festive drinkers after customer complains

A pub has deleted a sweary Facebook post about "awful" festive drinkers after a customer complained it was 'disrespectful.'

The William Jessop, in Liverpool, shared the ranty post which has been doing the rounds on social media for years.

In the post it claims certain people are “ruining pubs for the rest of us” and offers a handy “guide on how to not be quite so awful”.

However, the post was today taken down after one customer said they wouldn’t be going there again due to the “terrible Christmas message," reports Liverpool Echo .

A spokesperson for the pub in Ellesmere Port said it was an over-exaggerated joke that was copied and pasted from something that's been circulating Facebook for years and never meant to offend anyone.

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The post, which was shared on Thursday, December 12, started: “IMPORTANT NOTICE: Christmas pub w******, please think hard.

“It’s that festive time of year when decent, honest boozers are plagued by non-drinkers.

"And not real non-drinkers, not people who don’t ever drink, they’re fine.

"We’re talking about people who don’t go near a pub for 11 months out of the year, the kind of awful human beings who buy their beer from supermarkets with the weekly shop, people who consume such a laughable quantity of alcohol that they can only be designated as “non-drinkers”.”

“Whether it’s the Christmas Work’s Do or a Festive Drink With Friends, you are ruining pubs for the rest of us.

"Everyone hates you.

"Every actual drinker in the pub hates you and all the serving staff hate you. You’re awful. Here’s a guide on how to not be quite so awful”.

Among other choice phrases the rant suggested everyone wanted people who order Guinness at the end of a round to "die in a complicated house fire", that "everyone hates you" if you are not a regular pub-goer and that if you play music on your iPhone you are "a t***".

Some pub goers agreed with the pub’s post, with one person commenting: “Love it and so so truthful” and another saying: “Nothing but love for this”.

However, one customer contacted the ECHO to share his disappointment.

Wanting to remain anonymous, he said: “This is from my local pub the William Jessop Ellesmere Port.

"It is a terrible Christmas message from its management I will not be going there again. It makes me angry.”

He added: “I am not the only one who feels the same way. I have worked in hospitality for years.

"All customers, regulars and new customers are as equally important and deserve the same respect.”

After the Echo approached the pub to ask them about their message, the post was removed.

A spokesperson for the pub said: “I've removed the post because it was never meant to offend anyone. It is an over exaggerated joke that anyone who has ever worked in a pub can relate to.

"I didn't write the post it was copied and pasted from something that's been circulating Facebook for years. 99% of people saw the funny side but I do apologise to anyone who didn't see it for the joke it was.”

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