YOU DIRTY OLD MEN!
Pals banned from local boozer...for being too
TWO old pals have been banned from their local until they ‘have a proper wash’ after regulars complained to the pub landlord about their SMELL. Albert Warren and Edward Basting have met up every Monday in the Crown and Anchor pub in Bromley, south London, for years – but were banned last week.
The pair were told they had ‘personal hygiene issues’ and that a number of regular boozers had complained about their pong.
Retired park warden, Warren, 67, said he was ‘mortified’ when the
Aberdeen landlord approached him to tell him that he and his pal whiffed.
He went on: “He practically said we stank. It’s a bit of a cheek and a bit of an insult. Nobody had ever complained and we had never had any problems before.”
He said he was told the tangy twosome would be welcome back in the watering hole when they had ‘sorted their personal hygiene issues out’. But Warren said he had a shower every day – as did Basting, a retired printer.
He said: “We are both clean and presentable – I don’t really see what the landlord is moaning about, you think he’d be glad of the custom.”
Basting, 69, said:
“I find it an insult and defamation of character.
“I was shocked, it is not a nice thing to have happen.”
Pub boss Tom Smith said: “We are not barring them but they need to do something about their personal hygiene.”
KICKING UP A STINK: Warren