Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

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Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

Post by Kraut » Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:27 am

Hi gang. Not been on here for a while, so I thought I'd come back with a rant. Now I'm in deepest dark Peak District I went to Squires biker cafe the other day. An hour and a half ride over the moors and up the M1 to Leeds. Got there and the food was cheap enough (£1.60 for a lge pasty) and asked the minimum spend on a card: tenner, she said. A BLOODY TENNER!!!
Then I asked if they had a cash machine. Yes, it's £1.95 to make a withdrawal. Hmmm. The more I thought about it the more I realised all they want to do is make money the cheeky way - why sell just coffees when you can deliberately corner the market and bully your customers into having a meal? Pressure selling, or what. I drank from my waterbottle and left quite annoyed at this marketing ploy. I'm sure it's worked for them. Good luck to em, but they ain't bullying me into a sit-down meal. I went to Tescos and rode back across the moors, smiling. With sticky bbq chicken around me chops.
Incidentally, anyone around this area fancy a meet up I get too much time off!!!
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Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

Post by johnnyboxer » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:16 am

You could have saved yourself some grief by calling at a cashpoint before arriving :)

Why go out with no cash?
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Re: Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

Post by Tramp » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:28 am

Youd have thought some helpfull biker would have bought you a brew at least....


Jonny....we live in a cashless society, unless its in yorkshire :P ....

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Re: Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

Post by Godspeed » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:29 am

Sorry Kraut, I agree with Johnny. I'm not sure that being charged to use a cash point (that happens in loads of places) or a minimum spend on the card warrants an anticlimax...?
Hope the ride was good though :)
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Re: Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

Post by SteveW » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:39 am

I never leave home without cash in my wallet, in fact I always have an emergency tenner stuffed into my inner jacket pocket.
I'd have treated you to a brew and a pasty.

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Post by anthony29040 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:50 am

SteveW wrote:I never leave home without cash in my wallet, in fact I always have an emergency tenner stuffed into my inner jacket pocket.
I'd have treated you to a brew and a pasty.
+1 I never leave home to go on a ride without at least a tenner in cash and the plastic. (thumbs)

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Re: Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

Post by lancashirelad » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:54 am

It is Yarkshire after all it'll be better when they get electricity & tarmaced roads :whistle:
Think yourself lucky they didn't ask you to pay in groats!!!
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Re: Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

Post by shed » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:04 am

I would never leave home with out some cash on me,went out the other week round town for a few pints and one of the lads bought his own all night ,but used his card to buy a pint of £3.75 seven times so if that's the norm ,no wonder it takes ages to get served in a pub these days.

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Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

Post by johnnyboxer » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:18 am

Tramp wrote:Jonny....we live in a cashless society, unless its in yorkshire :P ....
Not up 'ere
We buy things we don't need



With money we don't have



To impress people we don't even like

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Re: Squires (Leeds) : What an anticlimax!

Post by Milo Tighfield » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:20 am

Always have some cash; however if I can pay by switch I usually do. Keep the emergency tenner for another day. Big but..if they say they take Visa there should be no minimum spend :whistle:

After saying that we dont usually eat there anyway :)

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