The Social Night was, as usual, at the Pacific Inn. This turned out to be somewhat less than fun as the hotel had a large number of guests and they hadn’t increased the staff to compensate.
What happened was that dinner never appeared before 7:30 and getting a drink before that was a hit and miss affair. We’ve never had such terrible service in all the time we’ve been going there. Most of those who attended won’t go there again.
This past Tuesday night was the Cornbury dinner at Fay’s. Things were going quite nicely until we got the bill…we were informed that the minimum charge for using the banquet room was to spend at lest $150 on dinners. We didn’t – there were only 5 of us – and thus we were charged an extra $7.78 per person to make up the difference. To add insult to injury, the waiter added a 15% tip on top of this extra charge.
We were never told about either charge.
We complained and the waiter phoned the manager and was given permission to remove the extra charge but the tip stayed. Never had that before, either. And while the service wasn’t bad, it wasn’t worth 15% either (never offered us coffee).
It would appear that we will have to look for new places to go. To that end, it would be useful to hear from our members as to where they’d like to go. Areas are useful too – we’d like to go somewhere that most if not all of our members can attend. For example, New Westminster would appear to be most central but would require use of a tolled bridge.
This is NOT the time to be apathetic – please take the time to respond.