Pub Landlord Pens Cheaky Letter following Riot at West Town Inn Hayling Island

Dear decent, law abiding, peaceful and respectful fellow islanders, may I firstly sincerely apologise to all of my immediate neighbours and those residents along Station Road for the uncontrollable scenes of carnage caused on Saturday night after closing time, by who I can only describe despicably as THE MOB!!!!
My team and I have gone to endless means and beyond, in trying to provide a great family-style pub over the last three years. The brewery and myself have spent a fortune on the regeneration of this lovely pub and have ALWAYS provided a friendly and professional service.
So it is with a heavy heart that I write this by saying that the RIOT, for a better word, in the street Saturday night has made me consider my position here and question ‘What is the bloody point in trying to provide that great friendly service, entertainment and a safe environment, when a MOB of approximately 30, 18-24 year olds see fit to totally disregard and unanimously disrespect myself, my team and my neighbours, to whom I have built good relations with, and to scrap, scream, cat fight and fist fight each other simply over what we can only determine was a broken relationship.
Pathetic!!!
To those of you that are reading this and were part of the MOB (and you know exactly who you all are and so will I and the police today when we examine the CCTV that recorded all of it, expect a knock soon on your front door!) I hope that there is a single brain cell amongst you that registers SHAME, EMBARRASSMENT, APOLOGY, DISGUST AT YOUR SELVES and THE KNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE ALL NOTHING MORE THAN THUGS! though it is obviously wishful thinking that any remaining brain cell amongst you was present last night! COMPLETE MORONIC IDIOTS, that somehow seem to think (used loosely) that it’s acceptable to behave in such a way on our streets!
To say I am angry over this, would be a universal understatement and I’m seriously having to hold myself back from naming and shaming everyone of you thugs across our island, purely because I refuse to stoop to such a stinking pit of disrespect that you ALL seem to wallow in!
If I had the time or the compunction, I would investigate each and every one of you in where you either work or study and make your lives as difficult as you have made mine this morning and my that of my business!!!
It would be very interesting to see your reactions should I decide to turn up at your work place, screaming the F as I liked and as loud as I liked, whilst kicking anything and everyone in my path!
I guess your redemption is that most of you Morons don’t or cant have a job, however to those rare thugs of last night’s MOB, that do actually work to pay their meaningless way in this world, I promise you that I will be researching this week as to where you work and I will informing your boss of your participation of last nights riot!
You’re messing with the wrong person here folks and you WILL be named and shamed and you WILL accept your responsibility in dragging down my reputation and trying to belittle my business!
You have collectively brought my reputation, my license and my hard earned career spanning more years than most of you have unfortunately been walking this earth in nappies and judging your behaviour last night most of you should be back in them, into disrepute with the island and the authorities.
Whilst myself and my team will endlessly try to build bridges from this point with my neighbours and the regulatory authority, my very first step is to say this…DIRECT to YOU.
THE MOB: IF YOU KNOW, AND I CERTAINLY WILL KNOW FROM THE CCTV, THAT YOU WERE PART OF LAST NIGHTS’ MOB, WHETHER ACTIVELY OR NOT THROWING PUNCHES, BUT EVEN SCREAMING ABUSE, OBSCENITY AND ENTICING THE MOB, WHETHER FEMALE OR MALE, CONSIDER YOURSELF FROM TODAY PERMANENTLY BANNED FROM ENTERING THE WEST TOWN INN FOR AS LONG AS I AM HERE!
This is NOT up for discussion and please do not think you may be clever (which we have already established you are most certainly not) and try and enter the pub at any time, I’m one step ahead of each of you (CCTV) and if you do try to enter the business again, I will ensure the full weight of the law is thrown at you!
This I can promise you!
Your photos and names from the cctv will be available for my team and they in turn will refuse you service FOREVER!
As a secondary result of your ‘MOB’, I am acting swiftly on making damn sure that this type of behaviour will be dramatically reduced and I’m sending a very clear message to all…
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS AFTER 9pm
ENTRANCE TO THE WEST TOWN INN WILL BE FOR AGES 21 AND OVER ONLY.
The exception to this will be for children or others under the age of 21yrs either dining or attending an event/function or for anyone that has specifically been granted prior access to the pub by the management team, as they have always conducted themselves with dignity and politeness and have never caused or been involved in anything that would make us question their integrity. These few individuals under the age of 21 and over the age of 18 will be given a pass card.
If you appear under the age of 25, you will be asked for ID to prove you are over 21yrs and will be turned away at the door by the security if you can not provide the ID.
May I also commend our security last night for staying within the confines of the business areas and for looking after the safety of my team and those customers who were not involved in the incident. For those people who were under the impression that two security people were supposed to be breaking up a MOB of 30 in the middle of the street, you are most mistaken in that they do not put their own lives in danger and in fact protect those still within the property confines of the car park. Of which they did.
If EVER something like this happens again, I will immediately increase the Friday and Saturday minimum age to 25.
As I started the introduction of this post to those decent, law abiding and friendly fellow islanders, I will finish saying that hopefully by now increasing the minimum age entrance on Friday and Saturday Evenings and dismissing those trouble some groups, that we can get back to providing a drama free, drug free, SAFE, happy and entertaining venue and welcoming any new customers who may have been previously put off coming in to experience a great night out or even in fact joining us during the day for a lovely meal, because of worries of the West Town’s past reputation.
To you all, I am personally guaranteeing you that myself and my team, are and will continue to strive in making the West Town Inn a decent premium pub, with our service and our products whilst stamping out both previous bad karma and saying out loud that WE WILL NOT TOLERATE behaviour like last night and WE WILL CONTINUE TO BETTER OURSELVES AND OUR BUSINESS!
Thank you for your continued support,
Marcus x

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