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 Post subject: Oyster Brewery
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:43 pm 
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Is it true that the brewery has been sold? Will it be made into flats? will it remain a smelly old dive with crap beer or will we end up with something that is of use to the community? ....and with owners who would like to be involved in the community?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:01 pm 
I see the large chip on the shoulder has returned in Iberian guise this time spouting the usual negativity.
The Oyster Bar is of use to the community providing a bar and restaurant open for the full twelve months, and the departing owner was fully involved in the community; helping at functions in the old Hall, employing local waiting and bar staff and apprenticing a local lad as a brewer. A smelly old dive? Well that is your opinion (and one of your favourite adjectives it seems); I wonder how many share it?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:12 pm 
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Wrong continent but not a bad effort.

Can't deny that the brewery is a useful asset for the community re employment etc but to me being involved requires more than lining your own pocket. And the fact that it stinks is a fact, not a matter of opinion and not just my opinion.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:08 pm 
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The Oyster Brewery was/is a big improvement on what was there before the current owners took over, and whether you are part of the Woolpack crowd or a T&T stalwart there is no denying that choice (plus a little competition) is a good thing.

Although you, Senor Cerveza, will apparently be glad to see them go, many people here will miss Andy & co if/when they leave. If the owners have 'lined their pockets' then it is because people - visitors and locals alike - have chosen to spend their money in the Oyster Brewery - so the owners must be doing something right.

Let's just hope it doesn't end up getting turned into a house like the Inshaig. Or would you prefer that? And what contribution, exactly, are you making to the community yourself?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:04 pm 
The oyster brewery is smelly as all the raw sewage from it and the surrounding cottages flows in to the quarry. And it lacks any atmosphere.....but at least it's there I suppose....


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Canusmellthat - yes we can!

Even when we vikings sail through the sound on our longboats there is a distinct odour of frying lard eminating from the brewery - sometimes I think we can smell bullsh*t too?

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I actually think the food is OK (never tasted the beer), it's the service that's gone off.


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Going there tonight for the first time in ages. Food and drink have always been very good in the past.

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"locals" Huh! People that live here but are not from here more like


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I agree with beautifull mrs eric there's something rotten in the shire of york. The smell is like an old Lanc hotpot mixed with odour of un changed lard but i dont think he gives a monkeys, admire his ethic but not his attitude.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:24 pm 
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People that live here but are not from here more like

That'll be nearly everyone then. There really are very few people on the island who were born here, so where do you draw the line, Smelly?

More xenophobic nonsense . . .

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I've had enough. Smelly, your talking rubbish as usual. Get back to that shed of yours, and do'nt come out till you've calmed down.


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smelly..i was going to say people in glass houses but :lol: :lol: :lol: YOU LIVE IN A SHED :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: THIS FORUM IS GREAT :lol: :lol: :lol: and you think you are local stop swanning around then and stay here :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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How dare you both!

Who says I inhabit a shed? If I lived in any wooden abode it would be a luxury chalet!

Damn both your eyes!


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I ate in the OB the other night. Food was, as usual, excellent and copious. Beer was, as always, outstanding. Service was entirely satisfactory - prompt, eficient, cheerful. Aroma was predominantly food and beer, both pretty acceptable aromas for a restaurant, with slight tinges of Scottish Water semi-soiled overalls. The herby dice were all splendid, both the consumed and the consumer.

Great place.

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I think that the OB has been a wonderful addition to the island, I will be sad to see them leave if the rumors turn out to be correct :(


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i think the fact the brewery has been ripped out and boarded over helps to give the indication that the rumours are very much true!

i just hope it remains as a bar/restaurant although applying for full conversion would be a struggle and would be fought all the way by the locals i'm sure!

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Oh, didn't know it was gone. Shame, that. Apart from the service, and the wait, I thought the food was OK. So, is the food side of things still up and running, or has that gone too?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:41 pm 
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applying for full conversion would be a struggle and would be fought all the way by the locals

Lots of people objected when the Inshaig became a private house again, but what can you do?

You can't force people to run a bar or a restaurant.

I suspect it will stay as a bar / restaurant though. Can't see anyone with that sort of money spending it on a house that small, can you?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:13 am 
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I believe canyousmellthat has bought it to hold his wild parties as his current abode is getting to small :P :P NORTHERN ISLANDERS GET A GRIP :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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