11 August 2017
Originally posted by Fowllyd
Originally posted by ant
I'd like to join, but unfortunate circumstances (getting completely dicked over by my so-called business partner, and resultantly having not been paid since May) mean that I am skint. As in breadline skint. So we'll see.
Sadly The Rockstone has declined over the Summer. The old manager/purchaser left to work at the new Unity brewery, and Rockstone overlords have a) binned off selling craft bottles (which is a shame, as the extensive range was one of the big draws), b) stopped getting decent keg beers in and c) started putting ridiculous prices on decidedly average beers e.g. a frankly eye-watering £6.90/pint for Bristol Beer Factory's Milk Stout (which is shit - and would normally be priced at no more than half of that).
So long-term, it may be worth looking into other options, assuming The Rockstone's proximity isn't the main appeal?
I hope you get the shit with your business partner sorted pronto - sounds fucking appalling.
Turn up on Saturday and I'll gladly buy you a beer. If you're uncomfortable with this as it may feel like charity, I'll be more than happy to make unspeakable demands of you in return for said beer. The object of these unspeakable acts will be Bletch - he's not remotely fussed about accepting charity.
Irritating about the Rockstone, assuming that it carries on in that direction. Since we first met up there I've been massively impressed with the place, so it's a crying shame to see it heading downhill. Its proximity is certainly handy, but it was never the main appeal of the place.
Guess we can make a call on that tomorrow.
You, sir, are an absolute gent. My pride and self-worth have certainly taken a bit of a pounding, and I do indeed find it difficult to accept how bloody lovely people have been in recent times. But I'll take absolute delight at getting you a couple of beers in return once I'm back on my feet.
Yeah - I was gutted to see that not only had the manager gone but that the pricing/quality had swiftly gone to shit. Definitely worth scoping it out tomorrow though. It had become a boozer that I'd regularly drop into just to try a 1/3 or 1/2 of whatever was new - and genuinely had people travelling from outside Southampton to visit, such was the range. Be frustrating to lose that.
Not got anything on before the match*, so I'll arrive whenever consensus dictates.
*(I've set that one up for you).