leeneia - Unfortunately it's no urban tale. Georgian Silver - The landlord has learned from it. He will NOT be offering his premesis again. I know this guy very well and he's not the type to whinge and whine. It would appear that, no matter how much I try to stick to the facts, either you or one of your 'allies' tries to distort it by offering some ridiculous reason for the behaviour of these people. Can you really not see that all of this could have been avoided if those people had simply put there hands in their pockets and spent a few quid to make it worth his while and as a gesture of thanks?