If you were planning to go to the Black Boy public house in Milton for a pint today, don’t bother. It is closed to the public for a private party. I went for my usual Saturday pint and snack today only to find it was festooned with pretty balloons and to read a notice saying CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE PARTY. It seems some lucky couple were holding their wedding reception there. Good luck to them.
Now a public house is surely, by implication, a house for the public to enjoy? So, to close it without notice seems pretty unacceptable to me. If I had known, I would not have driven unnecessarily to Milton. Something on their web site would have been worth trying or an e-mail to their regulars for whom they presumably have e-mail addresses but simply to shut down was particularly irritating. I assume they will return to being a house for the public tomorrow (Sunday) so I need to decide whether I drive over there to find out or try my luck with something more local.
Nought out of ten for customer satisfaction.