I had been recommended the Tennents Academy by old colleagues.
I and 10 friends had booked for something different to do for a night out. We had booked for the Cook, Curry and Comedy.
We had booked well in advance, I received a call from Tennents at the start of the week offering my party a free tour round the Tennents Brewery, as our original night was starting quite early at 5:45 so not all of my friends could make it, but 5 of us headed in early for the tour. I had not been informed to tell the ladies to attend with appropriate footwear; they had dressed accordingly for a Friday night out. They were asked to change in steel toe cap shoes, not the best for the fashion conscious. The Tour was very interesting and was great to find out about such an iconic Lager and the Tennents Brand.
We completed the Tour and were escorted to the Tennents Academy for our Cook Curry part to begin; we were given a warm welcome by the Chefs. We were offered drinks and Jugs of Cider and Beer when we arrived. We were given Poppadoms for the excellent Spicy Onions & Mango Chutney that was on the table. I can highly recommend the Spicy Onions. The rest of our party arrived and we were given a brief Health & Safety update. Tina our Chef the evening was very enthusiastic she gave us small demonstrations on our making our curry, sending us to our work stations to copy what she has demonstrated, the facilities at The Academy are excellent also. Tina was great and have us allot of tips on cooking the curry. The Academy was excellent and we will return.
We then were bussed down to Mansion House to head to the Jongleurs Comedy Club, we were CRAMMED in down the front, and it was completely jammed packed. The compare announced that there would be waitress service while the comedians were on and you were not allowed to go up do the bar. No waitress came near!!!! The comedians were great. We headed upstairs and had a few drinks and dance.
Overall Tennents Academy was great, Comedy Club not the best!
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July 31, 2012
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Thank you very much for your feedback on the Cook Curry and Comedy Club Package, First of all i would like to thank you for your great feedback on the Academy and the time you spent with us in the class, i will certainly pass this on to Tina and i am sure she will be pleased.
I appologise for the late notice of the offer to attend the free brewery tour, this is a new offer from the team at Tennent's who asked us to help them to fill and get feedback on this new offer. I am sorry your friends did not enjoy the shoes they were asked to wear however "better safe than sorry" and we will make sure to inform all guest in the future of this requirement. I will also pass your comments on to the team at Jongleurs in regards to the service you received after leaving our care.
Again i woul dlike to thank you for your review and i hope that you will make your curry again at home and come back to visit us soon.
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