Vegans got furious after being banned by a pub in England. The Dorset pub in Lewes, East Sussex, was accused of being discriminatory after posting a sign on the pubs window which reads, “Due to the hunt today, we regret to inform you that we will not be welcoming Saboteurs or Vegans into the premises. Kind Regards, The Management.”
Having such a sign hung during the Boxing Day hunt made no sense given the pubs menu consisting of vegan and gluten-free options to choose from. Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated in Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and other Commonwealth countries every year. Boxing Day originated in England in the middle of the nineteenth century under Queen Victoria. Boxing Day got its names because it was the custom on that day for tradesmen to collect their Christmas boxes or gifts in return for good and reliable service throughout the year.
Boxing Day is spent with family and friends at open gatherings with lots of food, fun, friendship and love. Food on Boxing Day usually includes leftover turkey from the day before.
A spokesman for Harvey’s, the brewery which owns The Dorset, said: “Following the comments generated by inaccurate, insensitive and inappropriate poster, the company would like to issue a formal apology for any confusion, offence or upset it may have caused. Harvey’s do not concur with the sentiment of this sign in any way, and are appalled at the inconsiderate actions of the individual in question… employee has been suspended pending an ongoing investigation. Harvey’s are fully committed to the inclusivity of all guests. We… would like to reassure current and future patrons that all are welcome in our establishments. This will not happen again.”
Thanks for banning me from your pub. All because of what I choose to eat?!
— Nutkin (@Nutkin_GQWP) December 26, 2018
Why bother being in the hospitality business if you’re going to discriminate against the fastest growing market? What a stupid thing to do! Cutting their own throat somewhat!
— Not quite an Angel (@Angel_Kershaw) December 27, 2018
According to BBC, The Dorset pub had to deactivate their Facebook page after the photo was shared more than 100 times.