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Disgusting standards of hygiene in pubs

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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.

Looking past the guiness pump ata bar 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 local pub, bar staff 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


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Appointed HACCP checker

Appointed HACCP checker

I am the only one that doesn't put fingers in clean or dirty glassware. I've been asked by manager to say something when I see this. He doesn't put his fingers in glasses that I have seen. I was appointed HACCP checker. For over 6 mmonths I've pointed out and asked others ...from temp workers, trainees all the way to supervisors and assistent mmanagers to stop doing this. Responses: it doesn't matter/ They're dirty/ I thought it was a rule(temp asking another staff. ME: It's an international HACCP standard - no fingers in glasses dirty OR clean!!!"/ "Don't be difficult.Look at how busy it is ( Another temp).
When I emailed supervisors - as official appointed HACCP checked response was "We will keep a close eye on this" - from one that does it herself!
I and another (bartender) were appointed b/c we take HACCP very seriously and everyone else was supposed to listen to us.
I hear you loud & clear!!!
22/08/19 Appointed HACCP checker
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Yasser

Yasser

I do not like the habits of dog owners and we try to avoid premises that allow them. In particular accomodation. Dogs arse on the furniture . Revolting
15/08/19 Yasser
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Optimist

Optimist

I do agree with the sentiment of this gripe. One of the staff in my local was seen today to put her fingers in her mouth, ear and nose and then scratch her head before pouring drinks holding the rim of the glass and handing them over the bar, also by the rim. It may not be life threatening but it's simply bad manners and bad practice. She has also been seen to wipe up spills from the floor with paper towels (in her hand) and then go on serving food and drink without washing her hands.
02/09/16 Optimist
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hope

hope

I can remember when I was little I use to play with worms .
pick sweets up off the floor and eat them probley
13/08/16 hope
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Fred E

Fred E

There is nothing on earth quite like the smell of Brylcreem, hand - rolling tobacco and male sweat. That is why I frequent working-class public houses.
16/02/14 Fred E
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Just a Guy

Just a Guy

Buy a bottle beer your wussy. Your immune system gets no practice.
11/04/13 Just a Guy
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jobbie

jobbie

Friday lunchtime is yet another of Jasons psuedonyms. Give it a rest Jase, were all getting tired (yawn).
16/12/12 jobbie
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The Alien

The Alien

Friday Lunchtime - go back to sleep. Nouns ARE capitalised in German. That's the trouble with the internet - too many know-alls who probably actually know very little.
16/12/12 The Alien
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Friday Lunchtime

Friday Lunchtime

Anth & Sharon :

Are you mentally defective, totally uneducated, or just a troll?

Nouns, other than proper nouns, are not capitalised in Germany.
16/12/12 Friday Lunchtime
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Anth & Sharon

Anth & Sharon

grumpyoldwoman - Sorry, We Work at same Firm (Different Offices) & the Boss's all have this Notion it's a 'Political Correct & Polite' thing to Use Capital Letters in all of the Major Words in a Letter or in a Report made Out. We think it's Rude but have Done this so long now We are Unable to Stop when We are not at Work & We aren't Stupid. We arn't Germans either. (The Alien).
15/12/12 Anth & Sharon
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Mr Rupert

Mr Rupert

I agree with this gripe. I don't go to pubs any more for several reasons although this wasn't one of them. I spend time in coffee bars and I stopped going to one because cake and other food is exposed low down on the service counter where transactions are conducted, and people are sneezing, coughing etc. In another, you get served by staff holding cups with hand over the tops and fingers all around the rim, often after handling money, dirty cloths or seeing if their noses are clean. Yuk.
15/12/12 Mr Rupert
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The Alien

The Alien

Anth & Sharon are German (Putch & Helga) and know nouns are capitalised in Germany but think that every other word is capitalised in the UK.
15/12/12 The Alien
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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

Anth & Sharon, Why Do You Begin Every Word With A Capital Letter?

It's not normal you know, it's like shouting, and makes you look stupid so people don't read your comments properly or respect your viewpoint.
15/12/12 grumpyoldwoman
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Anth & Sharon

Anth & Sharon

Gateshead Pub was Reported to Health Authority & RSPCA (Not Us), 12.15pm Phone Call from Mate in Pub Said RSPCA Walked in & Saw Dog on the Bar Drinking Lager from a Half-Pint Glass, He Says Police were Called as Manager & Manageress Refused to Give Up Dog which's been Taken to some Animal Welfare Shelter, then Health Inspector Arrived at 12.30pm whilst Police were there, Saw Pub's Filthy Hygiene & Closed them Down on the Spot Untill the Pub's Cleaned Up, According to Mate Manager's Gonna Find Out Who Reported Pub & they'd be Sorry (Said with Much Bad Laguage) & Says when Pub Re-Opens He's Gonna Keep an Eye on Everyone.
14/12/12 Anth & Sharon
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boblet

boblet

The Gapping Goose has large ginger cat that sleeps full stretch on the bar. The Old Inn has a pair of boxer dogs with dripping jowls, on entry to the pub they bound over to greet you & have a good sniff of your private parts. The management in both places is oblivious to how to treat its customers. We are trying to get a cheap holiday break to Spain for the Christmas. Offers start low then get jacked up with extras such as luggage. It looks like we will be joining either the cat or dog for Christmas dinner.
12/12/12 boblet
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