Sunday, August 21, 2005


When three Surrey men headed to the local pub after finishing work on Friday, they were expecting cold beer and a jukebox. What they got was a lawsuit and possible dismissals from their workplace. Proprietor of The Slug and Lettuce, Ms Chris Holman-Adams, has filed charges of aggrivated stress, harrassment and breach of human rights against the three. And what did the three men do to deserve this? Well, nothing actually. Apart from being an Englishman, and Irishman and a Scotsman, and entering a pub, which Ms Holman-Adams' lawyers say caused their client undue worry and fear that some of her other customers might have been offended by the implied joke. The three men, whose names have not been released at this time, have made no comment to the press.

This marks the second time that the pub has been in the news recently. In November of 2003, Ms Holman-Adams bought the premises, then called The Greasy Girl and the 2nd oldest public house in the United Kingdom. She then changed the name, and controversially knocked down the oldest part of the building, the 900 year old tap room, which had stood unscathed since the 12th Century.


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