Avoid JD Wetherspoon

February 3, 2009 at 2:24 am

TheEye hates passing on second-hand work, and therefore detests doing it for two posts in a row. However sometimes it is necessary.

Always have The Lone Voice on your blogroll. He’s got a bit of a thing going about the awful JD Wetherspoon and by all accounts it’s thoroughly well deserved.

So, two soldiers strolled into a Wetherspoon pub for a swift pint (sounds like a bad joke…it is)

From the Express:

TWO Royal Marines were stopped from having a homecoming pint at their local after returning from the frontline in Afghanistan – when staff refused to recognise their military ID cards.
Dan Buchanan, 21, and Kelvin Billings, 22, were turned away at the Isambard Kingdom Brunel pub in Portsmouth when doormen said they didn’t look old enough.
They showed the cards – which included their pictures and dates of birth – but managers at the JD Wetherspoon pub insisted they were not an acceptable form of identification.
Lance Corporal Billings said: “It would have been our first pint since getting back.
“We’ve used our Marines ID all over the world and it’s never been turned down before. We’d been back a matter of hours after serving our country for five months. I’m going back for another two months next week.

“I’d seen a fair bit of action and just wanted a pint of Kronenbourg with my best mate. I couldn’t believe it when they wouldn’t let us in.

TheEye drank in this very pub whilst an underage temporary denizen of Portsmouth.

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