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Confessions of the Golf Club Bar Staff #2

This feature is just for laughs! We will aim to share some of the funnier stories from years gone by for your amusement. If you recognise the story and are one of the main protagonists, don’t worry we won’t name and shame!

The Round Dodger

round dodger

The scene: It’s a relatively busy summer evening when a golf party staying with us in the hotel come to the bar no doubt thirsty from their golfing endeavors.

The personable group of four gents approach the bar in good spirits informing me that I am unlikely to see much of the fifth member of their group through muffled laughter.

I didn’t think much of that comment until their order came in, four pints of lager and two bottles of non alcoholic lager poured into a pint glass.

Around 15-20 minutes later one of the group comes to the bar and orders the same round again. At this point my curiosity gets the better of me:

‘Who is on the non-alcoholic beer then?’ I asked tentatively.

‘Our mate, he never buys a round so we are teaching him a lesson and waiting to see how long it is before he catches on’. My customer responds with a wicked smile from ear to ear.

One by one all four order the same round of drinks, just as the customer had suggested, with no sign of the fifth member. This carried on well into the evening before I heard a roar of laughter from the next room.

Moments later a somewhat disgruntled gentleman came to bar and asked for a pint of lager and a whisky chaser.

As he returned to his scheming friends I hear one of them shout ‘Look, after all that he STILL hasn’t bought us a beer!’

Choose your friends carefully folks!

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Confessions of the Golf Club bar staff

This feature is just for laughs! We will aim to share some of the funnier stories from years gone by for your amusement. If you recognise the story and are one of the main protagonists, don’t worry we won’t name and shame!

The tale of the bitter lemon

bitter lemon

The scene: A busy theme night many moons ago. I was collecting glasses after a brief (and frankly welcome) lull at the bar.

I am just about in ear shot of the bar when I see a gentleman make his way up and ask a young, eager and enthusiastic new barman for a gin and bitter lemon. The room is fairly busy and noisy so I’m not too surprised to hear the barman ask the gentleman if he can repeat his order.

As I’m carrying glasses back to the bar I see the new barman produce a slice of lemon in a set of tongs and present it to the customer!! Thankfully the gentleman in question saw the funny side of this story when he heard the barman say ‘I’m so sorry, I thought you said a bit of lemon!’

Always remember to be on hand to help new starters and always be sure of what you’ve heard!

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The top ten things to do with your visit to Bells Hotel & Country Club this spring

This wonderful hotel and venue has so much to offer and is ideally placed just outside of the historic market town of Coleford in the Forest of Dean. Whether golf or bowls are your thing or you are just looking for somewhere idyllic to rest your head and recharge the batteries, this is the hotel and venue for you.


Visitors to the area are lucky to have fantastic walking and cycling trails with spectacular views. On top of this there are some wonderful pubs and eateries with family friendly beer gardens all within a 15 mile radius. For more details please visit www.bells-hotel.co.uk

Check out some of the great things you and your friends and family could be doing below.

  1. What else but a round of golf on our beautiful parkland course? Many will choose to stay with us with golf included but for those more impulsive, clubs and golf can be hired at our golf shop. 20160720_135612
  2. There are a whole host of activities to keep the whole family entertained within the Forest of Dean but one of the most popular among those brave enough to take it on is a visit to ‘Go Ape’.go ape
  3. Why not take on one of our monster burgers? The clubhouse bar snack menu is full of food guaranteed to wet the appetite! chicken stacker
  4. A visit to Puzzlewood is a must when in the Forest of Dean. This place has had more filming attention from films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and TV series like Merlin than most A list movie stars! puzzle.jpg
  5. Our brand new crazy footgolf course is a whole lot of fun! With obstacles like tyre walls and fences more at home at Cheltenham race course, this is footgolf with a twist!CRAZY FOOTGOLF POSTER (1)
  6. This is the perfect time of year to walk our incredible woodland and see the carpet of bluebells along the way.may-hill
  7. Clearwell Caves is another amazing destination sure to wow! These ancient caves have been amazing guests and visitors to the area for generations, go and see why!lake_underground
  8. If you are into your cycling then the Forest of Dean is one of the countries finest hidden gems. Whether its BMX, down hill or mountain biking there is something for everyone here! Head down to ‘peddle a bike away’ and let them take care of all your biking needs! Location2
  9. There are many fine eateries and pubs with spectacular vistas in the area. If you are planning a pub tour then keep Symonds Yat in your mind as the views are breathtaking! Symonds-yat
  10. One for the kids and rail enthusiasts here: Perrygrove Railway offers a genuine coal fired steam engine experience in beautiful surroundings.32900-perrygrove-railway-and-treetop-adventure-coleford-01