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So..........the smoking ban isnt ALL good after all.

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lucyellensmum Thu 19-Jul-07 22:11:39

I have just read in my local paper that one local landlady was complaining about the smoking ban because she can now smell all the horrible "natural" smells coming from her patrons. Aparently, the pub now smells of fart!

Honestly, im not joking, it REALLY was an artical in the local rag

hermykne Thu 19-Jul-07 22:12:20

stupid cow should open her windows , most pubs dont til the morning after.

lou33 Thu 19-Jul-07 22:13:46

i know a non smoker who said v similar to that about being in bars now

mytwopenceworth Thu 19-Jul-07 22:14:54

she should think herself lucky. Most pubs stick of piss and vomit at the end of a night.

Strike a match ffs.

<thought> perhaps the farty smell she is experiencing would diminish if she pulled her head out of her arse

pirategirl Thu 19-Jul-07 22:14:56

has to be said, i went to a few pubs last sat, and even the nicest ones stank by about 11.30.

Like damp armpits/dog/farts. Both doors were wide open, it wasn't hot, quite cool outside.


Aitch Thu 19-Jul-07 22:15:09

no, that's true, i noticed it immediately the smoking ban came in here a year ago. people (and i really mean men) have had to learn not to fart in pubs. irish pubs are the worst, imo. guinness...

sallystrawberry Thu 19-Jul-07 22:15:33

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mytwopenceworth Thu 19-Jul-07 22:16:14

AND. with all that methane, it's actually a great idea to ban smoking. No naked flames and all that.....

Pub Explodes in Fart Tragedy.

sallystrawberry Thu 19-Jul-07 22:17:20

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Aitch Thu 19-Jul-07 22:18:04

don't worry, nice english people... they learn.

paolosgirl Thu 19-Jul-07 22:19:51

Us Scottish people must have nicer smelling farts than you lot, because up here the air is sweet

expatinscotland Thu 19-Jul-07 22:22:15

Just give pubs a miss entirely.

Cheaper to drink at home.

southeastastra Thu 19-Jul-07 22:33:40

people underestimate the benefits of cigarette smoke, it's great for keeping insects at bay for example and masks anti social smells

Malfoynomore Thu 19-Jul-07 22:34:23

rofl...I suppose smelly candles/oilburners would be an option....but honest rofl at this thread.....

TiredFedUpNanny Thu 19-Jul-07 22:58:13

Well, I've not noticed any of these stale piss smells, old puke smells or pungeant fart smells. I've been to a few pubs since the ban, some gastro-pubs and some just for a drink, some with open windows and doors, some with battened hatches because of the weather. They usually smell of air freshener, beer and spirits, cleaners, strong perfumes, occasional farts, but nothing too bad. I'd probably suggest boycotting the pubs with relaxed standards in cleanliness.

hatwoman Thu 19-Jul-07 23:00:42

some people end up getting barred for it

sallystrawberry Thu 19-Jul-07 23:04:43

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hatwoman Thu 19-Jul-07 23:08:27

can the petition extend to private places? dhs and bedrooms to be precise.

sallystrawberry Thu 19-Jul-07 23:11:53

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GrimoireThief Thu 19-Jul-07 23:13:22

Our local had to refit the gents since years of poor aim had left the place reeking.

Thing is though, the piss, farts, vomit, sweat were all there before, it's just something else smelt even worse.

(and you can leave a pub that smells of piss and the smell doesn't follow you home )

Desiderata Thu 19-Jul-07 23:15:17

Well, I did my first stint behind the bar last Sunday since the smoking ban came in.

It stank. I smelt farts all night long .. and BO and bad breath.

It was rank in there. And it doesn't smell better in the mornings either.

AbRoller Thu 19-Jul-07 23:25:58

Some sort of compulsory arse-pad that you had to wear to be allowed entry to the pub, nightclub etc. The bouncer could give you a friendly slap on the arse whilst he opens the door for you to ensure it's in situ

Any farts would set off a chemical reaction omitting bright green(or pretty pink for the girls - Because we do fart ) puff of powder so offender can be identified instantly.

So - either people object to a)wearing pad b)friendly bouncer pat on the arse so don't go to the pub OR c)wear it and don't fart for fear of embarrassment and/or beating - Problem solved

Off to workshop to invent

hatwoman Thu 19-Jul-07 23:27:14


AbRoller Thu 19-Jul-07 23:29:40

Didn't mean to put in a 'c' having said 'either'.

themoon66 Thu 19-Jul-07 23:32:35

I went to a night club last week and it smelled vile.... a combination of stale cheap perfume, farts and horrendously rank sweat.

I think those smells were there before and were not so much 'masked' by smoke, but rather whisked away by the powerful air conditioning, which doesn't seem to be switched on since the smoking ban.

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