On Saturday, with Chichester gridlocked with the traffic for the Festival of Speed and the sun bright as a diamond in a peacock-blue sky that was beating down on the at-last warm ground, we decided to go out for a drink to Dell Quay and take in the sunset there.
Well, I’ve never seen so many people in one pub.
The pub was heaving and so was the garden, but we needn’t have worried about the long-anticipated wait for a drink or a meal as the service was superb.
There were about a dozen young staff and a few a little more mature, but what they had in common – which is so rare these days – was a beaming smile and a real sense of making you feel your presence was welcomed.
You hear so much bad news about the youth of today, how they are lazy and rude and foul-mouthed, but thank God they are in the minority, as it proved on our most enjoyable evening at Dell Quay.
I would also like to point out these youngsters, some of whom had travelled from as far as Portsmouth to work, are the future of this country and proved there are jobs out there if you are prepared to go to get them and earn yourself a wage and a lot of self-respect.
The training in the pub must be first class, as was the service and firework display at the end of the evening.
Thank you, Dell Quay, it was a wonderful end to a crazy day.