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I am totally appalled by the disgusting hygiene in pubs. Bar staff collect the empty glasses inserting their fingers into the glass, holding them where customers have had there mouths. They then make no effort to wash their hands before serving the next customer, usually passing the customer his drink by holding the glass by the rim, ensuring that the pathogens on the dirty glasses are passed on.
People serving food are not supposed to eat or smoke to prevent saliva being passed from their fingers to the food. What really annoys me is seeing bar staff smoking in the gap of the bar with the flap up thinking that they are not breaking the rules because they are not smoking behind the bar. They of course do not wash their hands when serving a customer. Likewise it is common for bar staff to eat behind the bar and when being disturbed by a customer, give their fingers a good lick before handing the customer his glass by the rim.
It is also disgusting for customers to have their existing glass refilled whereby their germs can be transferred to the beer tap and transmitted to the next customer. Likewise optics where the rim of the glass is pressed against the release mechanism also transmits germs when the same glass is used. This is an ideal way of getting hepatitis. In pubs that serve food it is common for bar staff to collect the dirty plates and then serve a customer food or drink without washing their hands. It is a myth that alcohol kills germs otherwise beer would not go off.
It is also disgusting when free snacks are put on the bar. 70% of males do not wash their hands when going to the toilet Yuk.
It is also a common sight to see customers take a piece of cheese from the bowl on the bar and give it to their dog, placing it nicely in its mouth before putting their fingers back in the bowl Yuk. I have seen the landlady of a local pub feed her own dog and not wash her hands before serving customers. The lady is a trained nurse and should know better.
The bar lady in another local pub was seen mopping the floor with a mop used in the toilets. The handle of the mop was filthy but she then on to serve customers without washing her hands, of course making sure that she handled the full glasses by the rim.
The other day a barman emptied the dog bowl and was about to serve us with a beer. My friend told him that dogs lick their testicles and that he was likely to get tertiary genital herpes (untrue). He rushed to wash his hands! Bar staff collecting dirty glasses or ashtrays quite often pass the dirty items over your drink ugh.
The landlord of a local pub cleans his spectacles and then dries them on the same cloth used for drinking glasses. As mentioned in somebody elses gripe you have to use the dirty door handles to exit the loo. I got round this problem by using a tissue. There is of course nowhere to dispose of the tissue.
The health department at our local council will do nothing, they tell me, unless you can prove you have caught some disease from these disgusting practices. I am therefore grateful for the opportunity of posting this gripe.
By: Disgusted from Brighton