Winchester hit and run latest: Second victim was general manager Mark Berry

Winchester general manager needed 30 stitches to his face after 'maniac's' terrifying hit and run

Winchester general manager needed 30 stitches to his face after 'maniac's' terrifying hit and run

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THE General Manager of The Winchester pub was one of two people to suffer horrific injuries in a terrifying hit-and-run incident.

Mark Berry, 51 needed 30 stitches to his face, internal stitches, suffered a fractured wrist and injuries to his chin according to his co-manager Louise Keeley.

He and 22-year-old Jordan March were hurt in the attack which saw a car repeatedly drive into people in the street outside the Bournemouth arts and entertainment venue in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Posting on Facebook, Louise said “a maniac” had been thrown out of The Winchester on Poole Hill before getting into a car and repeatedly ramming into people.

She added: “Mark was one of the people badly hurt with 30 stitches to his face, internal stitches, a glued chin and fractured wrist to name a few. He is such an amazing guy and has created such an amazing space for us all that it is so very sad and upsetting for this to happen to him and see him left like this because of a lunatic.”

Louise said Mark is taking time off work to recover and that the venue is closed until the weekend.

She urged supporters to donate to a collection she has started for Mark and added: “If anyone would like to give something it would be greatly appreciated to help him and the Winchester through this tough time.”

Mark is a supporter of law and order and recently sponsored a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in the area. He also bought a metal detector in a bid to ensure customers could not smuggle knives into the venue.

Jordan March suffered ligament damage and spent 24 hours in hospital following the incident.

She told the Daily Echo: “It was like something out of a film. I was sat having some food and the next thing some psycho is driving around trying to hurt everyone.”

Witnesses described seeing a grey BMW estate during the incident, which was later found abandoned on the East Overcliff.

The offender is described as white, in his late 20s, about 5ft 6ins tall and of stocky build with short, dark hair and dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Dorset Police on 101 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

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3:33pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Was-son says...

QUITE ANNOYED WITH YOU MR REPORTER!!!

Having taken the words from a facebook page- and used them to make your own story without actually contacting those involved.

I understand it may be to try and help- but this is shocking reporting techniques.... Lazy....

Sort it out!
QUITE ANNOYED WITH YOU MR REPORTER!!! Having taken the words from a facebook page- and used them to make your own story without actually contacting those involved. I understand it may be to try and help- but this is shocking reporting techniques.... Lazy.... Sort it out! Was-son
  • Score: 39

4:00pm Wed 27 Aug 14

grazzer says...

One headline states that The Manager of the Winchester was injured in a hit and run and another headline states 5000 wasps found in Winchester bedroom and l was wondering if these 2 incidents are part of the same
sting?
One headline states that The Manager of the Winchester was injured in a hit and run and another headline states 5000 wasps found in Winchester bedroom and l was wondering if these 2 incidents are part of the same sting? grazzer
  • Score: -28

4:14pm Wed 27 Aug 14

MrPitiful says...

If a maniac had been thrown out of The Winchester. what was the manager then doing outside on the street shortly after? Surely he shouldn't have been involving himself in anything out on the street.

Such a pity the Echo can't do any decent investiagative reportig on this one as opposed to copying the words off one of his barmaid's facebook page. It would be good to get a balanced story.

That said, I hope they catch the driver & lock him up. Doesn't surprise me that this pub is involved though. The place is a dump inside and out and it is common knowledge locally that this is the place to go if you are of a certain mentality.
If a maniac had been thrown out of The Winchester. what was the manager then doing outside on the street shortly after? Surely he shouldn't have been involving himself in anything out on the street. Such a pity the Echo can't do any decent investiagative reportig on this one as opposed to copying the words off one of his barmaid's facebook page. It would be good to get a balanced story. That said, I hope they catch the driver & lock him up. Doesn't surprise me that this pub is involved though. The place is a dump inside and out and it is common knowledge locally that this is the place to go if you are of a certain mentality. MrPitiful
  • Score: -56

6:57pm Wed 27 Aug 14

rozmister says...

MrPitiful wrote:
If a maniac had been thrown out of The Winchester. what was the manager then doing outside on the street shortly after? Surely he shouldn't have been involving himself in anything out on the street.

Such a pity the Echo can't do any decent investiagative reportig on this one as opposed to copying the words off one of his barmaid's facebook page. It would be good to get a balanced story.

That said, I hope they catch the driver & lock him up. Doesn't surprise me that this pub is involved though. The place is a dump inside and out and it is common knowledge locally that this is the place to go if you are of a certain mentality.
It's more than likely he went outside to support the door staff and protect his patrons/staff from the maniac. Or even to wait for the police that he'd called who had yet to turn up! If you've got an open club you can't lock it up with you inside because you threw one maniac out.

I've been to the Winchester a few times over the years and never had any problems there, I even saw the debut of a play there which isn't really the kind of thing I'd expect from a place that's a dump and frequented by the people of a certain mentality you describe!
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: If a maniac had been thrown out of The Winchester. what was the manager then doing outside on the street shortly after? Surely he shouldn't have been involving himself in anything out on the street. Such a pity the Echo can't do any decent investiagative reportig on this one as opposed to copying the words off one of his barmaid's facebook page. It would be good to get a balanced story. That said, I hope they catch the driver & lock him up. Doesn't surprise me that this pub is involved though. The place is a dump inside and out and it is common knowledge locally that this is the place to go if you are of a certain mentality.[/p][/quote]It's more than likely he went outside to support the door staff and protect his patrons/staff from the maniac. Or even to wait for the police that he'd called who had yet to turn up! If you've got an open club you can't lock it up with you inside because you threw one maniac out. I've been to the Winchester a few times over the years and never had any problems there, I even saw the debut of a play there which isn't really the kind of thing I'd expect from a place that's a dump and frequented by the people of a certain mentality you describe! rozmister
  • Score: 31

8:05pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Suzidixon77 says...

'Maniac's' in the subhead on the landing page for this should tell everyone what they need to know. BASIC grammar fail. So do you believe anything in this story?
'Maniac's' in the subhead on the landing page for this should tell everyone what they need to know. BASIC grammar fail. So do you believe anything in this story? Suzidixon77
  • Score: 1

8:12pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Merv the Swerv says...

If a dog caused these injuries to a member of the public it would be put down. This individual has lost his right to be a member of society.
If a dog caused these injuries to a member of the public it would be put down. This individual has lost his right to be a member of society. Merv the Swerv
  • Score: 14

8:26pm Wed 27 Aug 14

moon-shine says...

I've been to The Winchester countless times and it is one of the few venues in Bournemouth I have never had any problems in. Everyone there, regardless of the night have been lovely or just not a problem. The Winchester is also one of the few places that has such a variety of nights from poetry and live bands to DJ's and theater. So if you consider the people in that 'dump' to be of 'a certain mentality' that is clearly so far from your own, then I would have to consider you of a certain mentality far from the kindness, friendliness and creativity I have experienced from the bar staff, manager and people that go there.
It is really terrible that somebody has done this to such a lovely venue and group of people, that only strive to make Bournemouth a more creative, exciting and interesting place.
I've been to The Winchester countless times and it is one of the few venues in Bournemouth I have never had any problems in. Everyone there, regardless of the night have been lovely or just not a problem. The Winchester is also one of the few places that has such a variety of nights from poetry and live bands to DJ's and theater. So if you consider the people in that 'dump' to be of 'a certain mentality' that is clearly so far from your own, then I would have to consider you of a certain mentality far from the kindness, friendliness and creativity I have experienced from the bar staff, manager and people that go there. It is really terrible that somebody has done this to such a lovely venue and group of people, that only strive to make Bournemouth a more creative, exciting and interesting place. moon-shine
  • Score: 35

9:24pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Puddingcup says...

MrPitiful wrote:
If a maniac had been thrown out of The Winchester. what was the manager then doing outside on the street shortly after? Surely he shouldn't have been involving himself in anything out on the street.

Such a pity the Echo can't do any decent investiagative reportig on this one as opposed to copying the words off one of his barmaid's facebook page. It would be good to get a balanced story.

That said, I hope they catch the driver & lock him up. Doesn't surprise me that this pub is involved though. The place is a dump inside and out and it is common knowledge locally that this is the place to go if you are of a certain mentality.
What use is your attack on The Winchester as a venue?
And what mentality are you suggesting?
I have only had good nights with good people there.

Maybe you should stick to the topic instead of putting across unwanted points of view.
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: If a maniac had been thrown out of The Winchester. what was the manager then doing outside on the street shortly after? Surely he shouldn't have been involving himself in anything out on the street. Such a pity the Echo can't do any decent investiagative reportig on this one as opposed to copying the words off one of his barmaid's facebook page. It would be good to get a balanced story. That said, I hope they catch the driver & lock him up. Doesn't surprise me that this pub is involved though. The place is a dump inside and out and it is common knowledge locally that this is the place to go if you are of a certain mentality.[/p][/quote]What use is your attack on The Winchester as a venue? And what mentality are you suggesting? I have only had good nights with good people there. Maybe you should stick to the topic instead of putting across unwanted points of view. Puddingcup
  • Score: 16

10:45pm Wed 27 Aug 14

cheeriedriteup says...

The Winchester in the news for the wrong reasons twice this week, is this because of the seed looking club which looks illegally undercover at the back of the premises I wonder
The Winchester in the news for the wrong reasons twice this week, is this because of the seed looking club which looks illegally undercover at the back of the premises I wonder cheeriedriteup
  • Score: -13

10:59pm Wed 27 Aug 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
The Winchester in the news for the wrong reasons twice this week, is this because of the seed looking club which looks illegally undercover at the back of the premises I wonder
Maybe this maniac just lost a lot playing cards then?
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: The Winchester in the news for the wrong reasons twice this week, is this because of the seed looking club which looks illegally undercover at the back of the premises I wonder[/p][/quote]Maybe this maniac just lost a lot playing cards then? HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -6

11:26pm Wed 27 Aug 14

rozmister says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
The Winchester in the news for the wrong reasons twice this week, is this because of the seed looking club which looks illegally undercover at the back of the premises I wonder
When was the other time or do you mean the two stories about the same incident? It's hardly a clubs fault that a nutjob gets behind a car in a fit of rage and tries to run people over. I've worked in pubs before and had times where someone is nice as pie and then suddenly flips out and it becomes apparent they're a very nasty dangerous person. People don't wear badges on their clothes saying "I am a violent dangerous maniac, allow me in your venue at your own risk".
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: The Winchester in the news for the wrong reasons twice this week, is this because of the seed looking club which looks illegally undercover at the back of the premises I wonder[/p][/quote]When was the other time or do you mean the two stories about the same incident? It's hardly a clubs fault that a nutjob gets behind a car in a fit of rage and tries to run people over. I've worked in pubs before and had times where someone is nice as pie and then suddenly flips out and it becomes apparent they're a very nasty dangerous person. People don't wear badges on their clothes saying "I am a violent dangerous maniac, allow me in your venue at your own risk". rozmister
  • Score: 4

11:40pm Wed 27 Aug 14

cheeriedriteup says...

rozmister wrote:
cheeriedriteup wrote:
The Winchester in the news for the wrong reasons twice this week, is this because of the seed looking club which looks illegally undercover at the back of the premises I wonder
When was the other time or do you mean the two stories about the same incident? It's hardly a clubs fault that a nutjob gets behind a car in a fit of rage and tries to run people over. I've worked in pubs before and had times where someone is nice as pie and then suddenly flips out and it becomes apparent they're a very nasty dangerous person. People don't wear badges on their clothes saying "I am a violent dangerous maniac, allow me in your venue at your own risk".
then why have a hidden back entrance ?
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: The Winchester in the news for the wrong reasons twice this week, is this because of the seed looking club which looks illegally undercover at the back of the premises I wonder[/p][/quote]When was the other time or do you mean the two stories about the same incident? It's hardly a clubs fault that a nutjob gets behind a car in a fit of rage and tries to run people over. I've worked in pubs before and had times where someone is nice as pie and then suddenly flips out and it becomes apparent they're a very nasty dangerous person. People don't wear badges on their clothes saying "I am a violent dangerous maniac, allow me in your venue at your own risk".[/p][/quote]then why have a hidden back entrance ? cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 0

8:48am Thu 28 Aug 14

Marty Caine says...

Surely if the lunatic was thrown out of The Winchester, they would have some CCTV footage of the guy that the police could release to try and catch him before he does actually kill someone. Just a thought.
Surely if the lunatic was thrown out of The Winchester, they would have some CCTV footage of the guy that the police could release to try and catch him before he does actually kill someone. Just a thought. Marty Caine
  • Score: 3

1:31pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Holdenhurst says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
rozmister wrote:
cheeriedriteup wrote:
The Winchester in the news for the wrong reasons twice this week, is this because of the seed looking club which looks illegally undercover at the back of the premises I wonder
When was the other time or do you mean the two stories about the same incident? It's hardly a clubs fault that a nutjob gets behind a car in a fit of rage and tries to run people over. I've worked in pubs before and had times where someone is nice as pie and then suddenly flips out and it becomes apparent they're a very nasty dangerous person. People don't wear badges on their clothes saying "I am a violent dangerous maniac, allow me in your venue at your own risk".
then why have a hidden back entrance ?
The Winchester is a two room venue. As far as I recall at the back of the second room there's a door that opens onto West Hill Road. Every time I have been in the second room it has been as part of an event taking place across both rooms. Nothing seedy or illegal as far as I could see. In a similar vein, if you walk along Glen Fern Road, there's a back entrance for Cameo and Myu.
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: The Winchester in the news for the wrong reasons twice this week, is this because of the seed looking club which looks illegally undercover at the back of the premises I wonder[/p][/quote]When was the other time or do you mean the two stories about the same incident? It's hardly a clubs fault that a nutjob gets behind a car in a fit of rage and tries to run people over. I've worked in pubs before and had times where someone is nice as pie and then suddenly flips out and it becomes apparent they're a very nasty dangerous person. People don't wear badges on their clothes saying "I am a violent dangerous maniac, allow me in your venue at your own risk".[/p][/quote]then why have a hidden back entrance ?[/p][/quote]The Winchester is a two room venue. As far as I recall at the back of the second room there's a door that opens onto West Hill Road. Every time I have been in the second room it has been as part of an event taking place across both rooms. Nothing seedy or illegal as far as I could see. In a similar vein, if you walk along Glen Fern Road, there's a back entrance for Cameo and Myu. Holdenhurst
  • Score: 3

1:36pm Thu 28 Aug 14

notthatexciting says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
rozmister wrote:
cheeriedriteup wrote:
The Winchester in the news for the wrong reasons twice this week, is this because of the seed looking club which looks illegally undercover at the back of the premises I wonder
When was the other time or do you mean the two stories about the same incident? It's hardly a clubs fault that a nutjob gets behind a car in a fit of rage and tries to run people over. I've worked in pubs before and had times where someone is nice as pie and then suddenly flips out and it becomes apparent they're a very nasty dangerous person. People don't wear badges on their clothes saying "I am a violent dangerous maniac, allow me in your venue at your own risk".
then why have a hidden back entrance ?
I'd expect the hidden back entrance is for deliveries of drinks, musical equipment, etc.
Most venues have secondary access for this kind of stuff, and due to the location of this particular venue, this access happens to be on the street behind, which may also have a bearing on the style of door used.

I expect this access also doubles as a fire escape.

unfortunately, all quite dull, and not very secret at all.

My thoughts go out to all involved.
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: The Winchester in the news for the wrong reasons twice this week, is this because of the seed looking club which looks illegally undercover at the back of the premises I wonder[/p][/quote]When was the other time or do you mean the two stories about the same incident? It's hardly a clubs fault that a nutjob gets behind a car in a fit of rage and tries to run people over. I've worked in pubs before and had times where someone is nice as pie and then suddenly flips out and it becomes apparent they're a very nasty dangerous person. People don't wear badges on their clothes saying "I am a violent dangerous maniac, allow me in your venue at your own risk".[/p][/quote]then why have a hidden back entrance ?[/p][/quote]I'd expect the hidden back entrance is for deliveries of drinks, musical equipment, etc. Most venues have secondary access for this kind of stuff, and due to the location of this particular venue, this access happens to be on the street behind, which may also have a bearing on the style of door used. I expect this access also doubles as a fire escape. unfortunately, all quite dull, and not very secret at all. My thoughts go out to all involved. notthatexciting
  • Score: 5

4:43pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Noah Peel says...

ive used the rear entrance,terrible mess.
ive used the rear entrance,terrible mess. Noah Peel
  • Score: 1

6:16pm Thu 28 Aug 14

West Howe Sean says...

MrPitiful wrote:
If a maniac had been thrown out of The Winchester. what was the manager then doing outside on the street shortly after? Surely he shouldn't have been involving himself in anything out on the street.

Such a pity the Echo can't do any decent investiagative reportig on this one as opposed to copying the words off one of his barmaid's facebook page. It would be good to get a balanced story.

That said, I hope they catch the driver & lock him up. Doesn't surprise me that this pub is involved though. The place is a dump inside and out and it is common knowledge locally that this is the place to go if you are of a certain mentality.
You've obviously never been there, They have an amazing Arts and Entertainment programme, I've always found the staff and other patrons to be very pleasant.

If you are interested in poetry try the Freeway Poets nights You wont be disappointed..
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: If a maniac had been thrown out of The Winchester. what was the manager then doing outside on the street shortly after? Surely he shouldn't have been involving himself in anything out on the street. Such a pity the Echo can't do any decent investiagative reportig on this one as opposed to copying the words off one of his barmaid's facebook page. It would be good to get a balanced story. That said, I hope they catch the driver & lock him up. Doesn't surprise me that this pub is involved though. The place is a dump inside and out and it is common knowledge locally that this is the place to go if you are of a certain mentality.[/p][/quote]You've obviously never been there, They have an amazing Arts and Entertainment programme, I've always found the staff and other patrons to be very pleasant. If you are interested in poetry try the Freeway Poets nights You wont be disappointed.. West Howe Sean
  • Score: 4

7:02pm Thu 28 Aug 14

rozmister says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
rozmister wrote:
cheeriedriteup wrote:
The Winchester in the news for the wrong reasons twice this week, is this because of the seed looking club which looks illegally undercover at the back of the premises I wonder
When was the other time or do you mean the two stories about the same incident? It's hardly a clubs fault that a nutjob gets behind a car in a fit of rage and tries to run people over. I've worked in pubs before and had times where someone is nice as pie and then suddenly flips out and it becomes apparent they're a very nasty dangerous person. People don't wear badges on their clothes saying "I am a violent dangerous maniac, allow me in your venue at your own risk".
then why have a hidden back entrance ?
For access and exit in an emergency? I've never worked in a venue that doesn't have one! How do you think everyone would fit out of just the one door if there was a fire on a busy night?
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: The Winchester in the news for the wrong reasons twice this week, is this because of the seed looking club which looks illegally undercover at the back of the premises I wonder[/p][/quote]When was the other time or do you mean the two stories about the same incident? It's hardly a clubs fault that a nutjob gets behind a car in a fit of rage and tries to run people over. I've worked in pubs before and had times where someone is nice as pie and then suddenly flips out and it becomes apparent they're a very nasty dangerous person. People don't wear badges on their clothes saying "I am a violent dangerous maniac, allow me in your venue at your own risk".[/p][/quote]then why have a hidden back entrance ?[/p][/quote]For access and exit in an emergency? I've never worked in a venue that doesn't have one! How do you think everyone would fit out of just the one door if there was a fire on a busy night? rozmister
  • Score: 1

11:16pm Thu 28 Aug 14

MrPitiful says...

rozmister wrote:
MrPitiful wrote:
If a maniac had been thrown out of The Winchester. what was the manager then doing outside on the street shortly after? Surely he shouldn't have been involving himself in anything out on the street.

Such a pity the Echo can't do any decent investiagative reportig on this one as opposed to copying the words off one of his barmaid's facebook page. It would be good to get a balanced story.

That said, I hope they catch the driver & lock him up. Doesn't surprise me that this pub is involved though. The place is a dump inside and out and it is common knowledge locally that this is the place to go if you are of a certain mentality.
It's more than likely he went outside to support the door staff and protect his patrons/staff from the maniac. Or even to wait for the police that he'd called who had yet to turn up! If you've got an open club you can't lock it up with you inside because you threw one maniac out.

I've been to the Winchester a few times over the years and never had any problems there, I even saw the debut of a play there which isn't really the kind of thing I'd expect from a place that's a dump and frequented by the people of a certain mentality you describe!
As a manager of a licensed venue, he shouldn't be outsidesupporting his door staff or involving himself in any way at all. This puts him in and the door staff in an even more dangerous situation.

I'm not suggesting he should have locked the venue up. If a maniac - or anyone else for that matter - has been refused entry or thrown out then it is the job and function of the door staff and the door staff only to then keep that person out. For a manager to be on the street at that time of the night/morning is questionable at the least. Had this been one of the mainstream venues in the centre of town with one of their owner/managers on the street, we would be reading a diffferent type of headline.

That said, it's still a senseless act by this person in the car and whatever went on there is no excuse for extreme violence ofthis kind towards anyone. I hope bot the people hurt make a speedy recovery.
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: If a maniac had been thrown out of The Winchester. what was the manager then doing outside on the street shortly after? Surely he shouldn't have been involving himself in anything out on the street. Such a pity the Echo can't do any decent investiagative reportig on this one as opposed to copying the words off one of his barmaid's facebook page. It would be good to get a balanced story. That said, I hope they catch the driver & lock him up. Doesn't surprise me that this pub is involved though. The place is a dump inside and out and it is common knowledge locally that this is the place to go if you are of a certain mentality.[/p][/quote]It's more than likely he went outside to support the door staff and protect his patrons/staff from the maniac. Or even to wait for the police that he'd called who had yet to turn up! If you've got an open club you can't lock it up with you inside because you threw one maniac out. I've been to the Winchester a few times over the years and never had any problems there, I even saw the debut of a play there which isn't really the kind of thing I'd expect from a place that's a dump and frequented by the people of a certain mentality you describe![/p][/quote]As a manager of a licensed venue, he shouldn't be outsidesupporting his door staff or involving himself in any way at all. This puts him in and the door staff in an even more dangerous situation. I'm not suggesting he should have locked the venue up. If a maniac - or anyone else for that matter - has been refused entry or thrown out then it is the job and function of the door staff and the door staff only to then keep that person out. For a manager to be on the street at that time of the night/morning is questionable at the least. Had this been one of the mainstream venues in the centre of town with one of their owner/managers on the street, we would be reading a diffferent type of headline. That said, it's still a senseless act by this person in the car and whatever went on there is no excuse for extreme violence ofthis kind towards anyone. I hope bot the people hurt make a speedy recovery. MrPitiful
  • Score: 1

11:19pm Thu 28 Aug 14

MrPitiful says...

West Howe Sean wrote:
MrPitiful wrote:
If a maniac had been thrown out of The Winchester. what was the manager then doing outside on the street shortly after? Surely he shouldn't have been involving himself in anything out on the street.

Such a pity the Echo can't do any decent investiagative reportig on this one as opposed to copying the words off one of his barmaid's facebook page. It would be good to get a balanced story.

That said, I hope they catch the driver & lock him up. Doesn't surprise me that this pub is involved though. The place is a dump inside and out and it is common knowledge locally that this is the place to go if you are of a certain mentality.
You've obviously never been there, They have an amazing Arts and Entertainment programme, I've always found the staff and other patrons to be very pleasant.

If you are interested in poetry try the Freeway Poets nights You wont be disappointed..
Actually I have been there on a couple of occasions for different reasons i.e. different entertainment and from this experience I stand by what I said earlier - on both nights I was there the place was a dump inside and out. One occasion was only a few weeks back as well.

As for your kind invitation to the Freeway Poets night - err... no thanks. Whatever night it's on I will be washing both my hairs.
[quote][p][bold]West Howe Sean[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: If a maniac had been thrown out of The Winchester. what was the manager then doing outside on the street shortly after? Surely he shouldn't have been involving himself in anything out on the street. Such a pity the Echo can't do any decent investiagative reportig on this one as opposed to copying the words off one of his barmaid's facebook page. It would be good to get a balanced story. That said, I hope they catch the driver & lock him up. Doesn't surprise me that this pub is involved though. The place is a dump inside and out and it is common knowledge locally that this is the place to go if you are of a certain mentality.[/p][/quote]You've obviously never been there, They have an amazing Arts and Entertainment programme, I've always found the staff and other patrons to be very pleasant. If you are interested in poetry try the Freeway Poets nights You wont be disappointed..[/p][/quote]Actually I have been there on a couple of occasions for different reasons i.e. different entertainment and from this experience I stand by what I said earlier - on both nights I was there the place was a dump inside and out. One occasion was only a few weeks back as well. As for your kind invitation to the Freeway Poets night - err... no thanks. Whatever night it's on I will be washing both my hairs. MrPitiful
  • Score: 0

11:19pm Thu 28 Aug 14

MrPitiful says...

West Howe Sean wrote:
MrPitiful wrote:
If a maniac had been thrown out of The Winchester. what was the manager then doing outside on the street shortly after? Surely he shouldn't have been involving himself in anything out on the street.

Such a pity the Echo can't do any decent investiagative reportig on this one as opposed to copying the words off one of his barmaid's facebook page. It would be good to get a balanced story.

That said, I hope they catch the driver & lock him up. Doesn't surprise me that this pub is involved though. The place is a dump inside and out and it is common knowledge locally that this is the place to go if you are of a certain mentality.
You've obviously never been there, They have an amazing Arts and Entertainment programme, I've always found the staff and other patrons to be very pleasant.

If you are interested in poetry try the Freeway Poets nights You wont be disappointed..
Actually I have been there on a couple of occasions for different reasons i.e. different entertainment and from this experience I stand by what I said earlier - on both nights I was there the place was a dump inside and out. One occasion was only a few weeks back as well.

As for your kind invitation to the Freeway Poets night - err... no thanks. Whatever night it's on I will be washing both my hairs.
[quote][p][bold]West Howe Sean[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: If a maniac had been thrown out of The Winchester. what was the manager then doing outside on the street shortly after? Surely he shouldn't have been involving himself in anything out on the street. Such a pity the Echo can't do any decent investiagative reportig on this one as opposed to copying the words off one of his barmaid's facebook page. It would be good to get a balanced story. That said, I hope they catch the driver & lock him up. Doesn't surprise me that this pub is involved though. The place is a dump inside and out and it is common knowledge locally that this is the place to go if you are of a certain mentality.[/p][/quote]You've obviously never been there, They have an amazing Arts and Entertainment programme, I've always found the staff and other patrons to be very pleasant. If you are interested in poetry try the Freeway Poets nights You wont be disappointed..[/p][/quote]Actually I have been there on a couple of occasions for different reasons i.e. different entertainment and from this experience I stand by what I said earlier - on both nights I was there the place was a dump inside and out. One occasion was only a few weeks back as well. As for your kind invitation to the Freeway Poets night - err... no thanks. Whatever night it's on I will be washing both my hairs. MrPitiful
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