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RIP Bishops Castle

Post  robertcains on Mon Feb 23 2015, 20:53

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OK Guys & Gals, I'm going to start with a huge heartfelt apology thumb down

As some of you will know from the BC thread there have been some developments, I feel its fair to give everyone an explanation so here goes.

I booked BC way back in September last year & have frankly never been so organised lol.
As per usual I block booked the Boars Head accommodation (3 double rooms) and the restaurant for Friday evening as per usual, I had email confirmation from Darren the Landlord to verify this last Sept.

Last week Stevecat was chatting with me & informed me that The Boars were still showing accommodation available on various websites, I contacted Darren who admitted there was an oversight on his part (I now since believe that some accomodation was already double booked at that time) This was apparently my fault as I'd not left my card details with them to secure the rooms, In the past six years I have never been asked for these & would happily have given them.

Thinking everything was OK again I was then contacted by Darren on facebook to say for the second year running our weekend had clashed with one of his tribute acts so his pub would be closed to us from 6pm on the Friday (It was myself that spotted this double booking last year just a few weeks before & he had to delay his then act of Lionel Ritchie till a later date as I was first booked)
This year clashed with his Tina Turner act & he asked me to swap evenings with the Three Tunns which isn't ideal as those of you that attend will know (and it would require their co-operation too)
Darren insisted it was my fault as I'm on his pubs facebook page & its my responsibility to check the clash so I did & he first posted his tribute on New Years eve some three months after my confirmation.

I politely said to him about this & he then started ranting about them accomodating us in previous years despite some very awkward guests that I brought with me!
He denied he had confirmed via email too until I sent him a copy of it, Reluctantly he agreed to speak to his act on Monday (Today) as he couldnt contact them over the weekend.
Having gven this plenty of thought & discussion I was concerned that we might not be made very welcome in the pub so at 8am this morning I contacted him politely to say that after some thought we would leave things as they were & not use the restaurant as it was closed but would still happily take the three rooms B&B. This would then leave The Boars free to host their act as the pub was a private function.
The reply was astounding & I was told that he had already altered his act & told all his guests now (which is a lie as its still booked on the Friday & he couldnt contact them until today) & that our rooms would be released back into the system as a free for all as we were no longer going to use his Restaurant!!
Upon checking the rooms online as I wanted to rebook them for just B&B I found that only one twin room became available this morning which make me think two were already double booked.

So the story now turns to BC not having enough accomodation for us at short notice including the ride organiser lol, I think I've managed to contact everyone who had already booked & fortunately it appears everyone has been able to cancel without financial penalty.
I had been seriously thinking of moving the ride next year as although BC has been good to us its become a little repetative in both roads & pubs, Anyway the plan has had to come forward a year & with just over two months notice its left me with fewer options than I would have liked!

The date will stay the same, It will be based on Welsh tarmac again too!
I have found somewhere that is rich in B&B's with a gorgeous setting on the coast, some of you will know it well others not so well
LLANDUDNO, NORTH WALES is set for the Thundercat invasion gi cheers





The meet & greet will be in The Palladium (LL30 2DD) which is a Wetherspoons unlike any I've ever seen.





The rideout will leave the Seafront on Sat morning for the North Wales ride & Saturday evening meal & frolics will be in The Cottage Loaf next door to The Palladium (both eateries have been tested by Mrs Shuker & passed with flying colours) which is a similar type of pub to the Three Tunns, I am awaiting a confirmation on this booking tomorrow but have been told it is limited to 20 places for eating, I am going to give priority with these places to those already commited to BC which is fair, & then those on a first come first served basis, I need you to reply to confirm if you wish to eat here please.

There are plenty of B&B's but please bear in mind that the area will be based around that of the Palladium Postcode & you will need to be within walking distance & that most places only offer on street parking, If you are a bit precious about your bike (we are!) then there are properties that have private driveways & garages etc (ours will be in the B&B back garden under cctv) please choose carefully.

Once again apologies for all the upheaval & I hope you can still join us, I cant deny I'm a tad excited about a fresh area!

Many Thanks Nick


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Re: RIP Bishops Castle

Post  SteveCat on Tue Feb 24 2015, 20:02

@robertcains wrote:most of Tcats is on that Avenue now
There's always someone who has to be different, Pam and I will be in the Hawarden Villa.

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Re: RIP Bishops Castle

Post  robertcains on Tue Feb 24 2015, 20:14

Looking on the map that's inside Spoonies! Good choice lol
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Post  TT_mark on Tue Feb 24 2015, 21:07

@ellie wrote:Maybe any slower riders or riders that are happy to sit at the back of the pack would like to TEC?

Thats me sorted then lol
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Post  0ldcat on Tue Feb 24 2015, 21:15

@Snowcat wrote:
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@greencat wrote: One single room left I believe.
Not now there aint Wink

Now all I need is an escort to help me wobble in
I'd be more worried about the wobble back to the hotel after eleventy seven cheap spoonies beers
I actually meant the ride into Llandudno & Home again . . . . I'd forgotten about you young 'uns leading me astray Laughing



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@tt_mark wrote:Thats me sorted then lol

Me too hilarious
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Re: RIP Bishops Castle

Post  mrfrance on Wed Feb 25 2015, 16:02

Blimey, can't believe I missed this!
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Re: RIP Bishops Castle

Post  robertcains on Wed Feb 25 2015, 21:39

Topic now locked, Rideout now rearranged to BC7 The Welsh Beast @ Llandudno
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