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Gedling borough Greene King pubs call time on cashless trial

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A number of Gedling borough pubs that sparked a huge debate back in the summer by banning cash payments have reversed the decision much to the delight of customers.

During a trial in the summer, cash wasn’t being accepted at The Hutt in Ravenshead, Travellers Rest in Mapperley and the Wheatsheaf Inn in Burton Joyce. 

The trial by pub owners Greene King sparked anger from customers who feared the decision to end cash payments would exclude those who use money and don’t want to make the move to card payments.

A number of them contacted Gedling Eye saying they would be ‘drinking elsewhere’ while the ban remained in place.

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Richard Davies from Mapperley declared ‘cash is king’ and told us he would not be dining at the pubs until the ban decision was reversed.

Greene King has now issued an update about the trial.

A spokesperson said: “We recently undertook a cashless payment trial in a small number of our pubs, where around 90 per cent of customer spend is made via card payment.

“The trial has now ended, and whilst card payments are preferred – which allows our teams to spend more time with our guests – cash payments will continue to be accepted where required.”

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