Got home from work Friday night and me and my wife decided to go out for something to eat and drink. Not wanting to travel too far we got a local taxi to 'The New Wheatsheaf',with the intention of eating then having a few drinks and maybe return home about 11.30 ish. I'm telling you all this because we were back home for 10.30 !! The pub was totally empty by 10pm with staff turning off lights etc so we left. Don't get me wrong I love the Wheatsheaf, always have. The food is VERY good, the pub itself is big, clean and comfortable and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I just don't understand why every Friday night the place just dies ! The Wheatsheaf is one of the best pubs in the 5 towns area, it's friendly, reasonably priced and you can drink their without risk of being thumped, swore at or trampled by chavs (much more than I can say for other pubs in the Normanton area) so why it's so empty on a Friday nights I have no idea. The owners/managers need to do some serious thinking, they are missing out on lots of Friday night 'cash' from people who like to go out for a 'safe' pint but stay at home because their aren't many 'nice' pubs locally.
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