OK so I've been here before loads of times and although it's usually full of teenagers I didn't really have much bad to say about it. Until Saturday. I was having a drink, waiting for a friend to arrive. After a half hour or so I get a call from him saying he's outside and that the bouncers are asking for a "local's card" and they won't let him in. I got in with no problem and the pub isn't even particularly busy so refusing entry seems pretty stupid. And he had just come from work so hadn't had a drink all day. Anyway I go and try talking to the bouncers, explaining that the pub really isn;'t very busy and that I've been waiting for said friend for quite a while and what the problem is. What I got was a rude, aggressive and idotic response about it being full to capacity and that he didn't like "the way I was acting" - ie, being reasonable and pointing out he was being a cock.
Has anyone ever had similar problems? Surely turning away business when your pub is half empty is suicide?