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Snifter: Trump and the toilet, Brexit robots & online reviews

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Snifter: Trump and the toilet, Brexit robots & online reviews
This week's Snifter features Trump in the toilet, Brexit robots and the truth behind online reviews.

Vow to dump Trump pic

Dublin pub the Adelphi has caused a stir on social media by reprinting a picture of US presidential crackpot, I mean candidate, Donald Trump on the wall of it’s urinal. With customers now queuing up to urinate on the face of the Donald one might think they’re taking the p…! However, they do warn that if elected, they would remove the picture as it would be disrespectful. One could say if the US people are daft enough to elect him, that’s the least of their worries! But the Irish boozer is playing catch-up to the French arm of Beds & Bars, which used pictures of Corbyn, Farage, Johnson and Gove on its urinals during the Brexit vote.

Don’t fear rise of robots

Following the Brexit vote, there’s been plenty of fear that pubs are going to be facing a labour vacuum, with vital overseas workers unable to serve us our weekly/daily/hourly tipple* (delete as appropriate – please drink responsibly). However, fear not, as experts predict the rise of the robo-barman/woman/person. Snifter is sensing something of a trend, following the news that drones would soon be delivering/dropping/slopping your pint at a bar near you. Having nipped down to my local, one could be forgiven for thinking the staff have already been replaced, but perhaps they just need to up their customer service training.

Wings can only get better

You can’t help but feel for the poor lad who, after deciding to take his fiancée for a ‘romantic’ meal out to the Cheltenham branch of Harvester, was shocked to find a menu devoid of everything but chicken. Although the lad enjoyed his meal, he still took to social media to give Harvester a thorough kicking. I guess that’s proof that you can have your chicken and eat it.

Faith no more in reviews

Hold the front page! Top boffins have applied their considerable brainpower to reach the conclusion that, brace yourselves, online reviews are not that reliable. I wonder how much funding was poured into this study. They could have stuck the money behind the bar and asked their local licensee for that kind of insight!

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