Your views on the site and D&B UK
Last Updated: December 2006
This page is here for everyone to express there views about anything related to D&B etc. If you wish to publish that your throwing a party, or that you thought the tech department were a bunch of lazy bastards who spent all there time in the smoke room or chatting up Front Desk Staff, This is the place to let everyone know!!!
Add Your Views - email@example.com
Its' getting on for nearly 6 years since I wrote this site, so much has changed. I laughed quite loudly when I read my view of life 4-5 years ago. University is a distant memory and D&B a even longer one. Stil, life has moved on but I don't think I'll quite forget those 2-3 years of fun I had up at Cribbs. A little older and a little wiser, I'm happily settled down, living in Portishead with my current partner.
Yes, I'll have a pipe and slippers before I know it.
Dave and Busters UK was more than just a job, it was a way of life at the time. So many friends, so many nights of fun in and out of work. Sadly these days it seems not many people are still around, those who lived locally I still see, but so many have finished uni or just moved on.
This site had its day along time ago, maybe it should have been taken down a few years ago, but really it doesn't cost anything to host (i work in the internet/IT industry.. probably as a result of originally creating this site - funny how things work out isn't it?!) and the memories/pictures must surely raise a smile to those who visit the site from time to time.
Sadly this site will always be remembered for the focus on it around the death of Shirley. I know she's probably up there looking down on us all. RIP Shirley, they say the good ones die young.. the rest of us were robbed when you left this world, I'll never forget you.
Anyone wants to catch up, drop us a email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Love to you all peeps.
Tom Ford - 2006
Tech Joe thought it would be funny to send me the following e-mail, Yes thanks Joe, you nearly gave me a Heart Failure along with nearly causing me to take the whole website down, techs will be techs....
Addressed to email@example.com
From firstname.lastname@example.org (Joe changed his mail address)
Dear Thomas Ford,
Here at Dave And Buster's we have a strict policy that unfortunately does not, under any circumstances, allow your site to use our Registered(R) Trademarks(TM) and Copyright(C) material, including, but not limited to logos, names and photos.
As a result of this, we have instructed our lawyers to contact you shortly with regards to possible compensation on our behalf for your use of unlicensed copyright material, leading to a possible law suit for copyright infringement.
In the mean time please remove ALL copyright material including the trademark "Dave and Buster's", (included within your domain name) from your site and from any other media device in which our material may be stored.
If anyone else sends me a 'Joke' mail like that, I may resort to the Mighty Bat!
Its so good to see you all trying to keep in touch, my greatest regret is that I probably won't
see alot of you unless you come into my New bar.
Of course you are all Invited, any time
If any of you are having trouble looking for a job get in touch with me, I will try to help.
My new place is called Revolution. Its a Vodka Bar/ Resturant. 80 Flavours,
60 Types (STRONGEST 79.9%)!!!!, Open Till' 2am, DJ Every Night, Cocktails &
Anyway, I Hope To See Some of The Old Faces And Perhaps Some New ones.
STAY WELL EVERYONE
Aron A (AGM)
Nice webpage Tom,
Stick me down to receive your newsletters, especially if it means
it will lead to drinking a shit load more vodka.
Kev F(Kitchen Manager)
Nice one. I've visited the website and it looks rather nice. If you can get hold of everyones e-mail address, the amount of photo's we could all pool would be worth putting into a categorised gallery. I've got some good ones myself.
Sam B (Bar Staff)
Alrighty then mate,
I think you have stumbled onto a rather winning idea and I look foward to
making some of thoses reunions. Hope everything works out well and you all manage to pull everybody back
together including the old skool D&B, I have now officially given up life at sea
Big congrats on the site it looks great
Frosty (Bar Staff)
I think that your website is great I do!!! It's a brilliant idea
having everyone still in contact with one another... This is something that
we never want to lose!!
Rachel H (Front Desk)
Cocktail Nicki here,
Sorry I havent written sooner but I've been busy with uni, and I've been doing
a bit of travelling. (now I'm studying in the south of germany) I just wanted
to say well done with the website etc! It is a wicked idea and I was really
pleased when I received the news letter, say hi to everyone from
me have a nice week take care
Nicky C (Cocktail)
Yo yo !!! its me bigamelons here! aka bridgeen from cocktail dept!! well what a brillant site!!
Bridgeen E (Cocktail and Rising Star!)
Just checked out your D&B site...not bad, not bad indeed!
I can tell that you have put a fair bit of time into it and for that all
I can say is fair play to you! :-)
Sophie B (Winners and Checkout)
Loved the first Issue and the website!
There was some great photos and some strange ones too!
I Would love for you to send me the regular newsletter on all of the
up comming events, so we all can go out and get extreamly drunk, again!
Olivia B (Winners and Service Support)
I like the idea and fair play to u for doing it !! I will think off some stories for you to put in
the D&B site.... I know what went on there more than most!!!
Giggsy (Winners, Bar and Tech)
Good looking site so far i'll be ur first subscriber :)
We've finally found a use for those oh so fashionable tiles (D&B Bristol Logo!)
Neil T (Winners and Tech)
Greetings from Pablo and Danielle. We thought the web site was a wicked idea
respect is due. Only just found out about it as we've been suning ourselves
Nice to see everyone is alive and kicking, Kevin Fraser you bastard your
beating me at the football. Not to worry still a long time to go.
Big love to all the crew 'stick a move' Pablo
For those of you interested while we were in Florida we decided it was about
time to get engaged so we did. No date set as yet but we will keep you posted
its gonna be a wicked party on the p.m so we hope that when it happens you
will all come along and have a drink with us.
Hope to see you all soon.
Danielle & Pablo (AKM's)
Haven't seen you for a while but I hope you all still remember me. I'll
have more to say soon but it's great to know we can all still keep in touch.
Love to you all,
Toni H (Front Desk)
We are both sorry to hear that good old D&B has closed it's doors to the thousands of adoring customers and employees. If we weren't stuck sunbaking in my pool in Queenlsand then we would certainly have joined in on the PARTIES! Laura will be back in six weeks, so look out for her! And just to let you all know I went to Greece and then back to London to become the Retail Supervisor of Hard Rock Cafe! See D&B put me on the road to success! Have fun everyone and keep up the great work!
Jade C and Laura H (Waitstaff)
Matt L (service support, Winners and midway tech for an hour) And Marcus P (Wait and Service support) Here, Hows things?
Nice to see that the memory ov D&B lives on!!!!! We were a great bunch ov piss heads!!!!!!! Especially TECH JAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Nice site could do with more pictures though, but who am I to slag it?
I think that I should have an award for most times employed, I worked there 5 times!! and they still wanted me back!! ( I hope)
I think that there should be a small tribute to our friend Sammy Mogger who passed away after one of D&B's Staff parties, I'm sure everyone still thinks of him.
well cant think of much more to say apart from hello all that know us and hope to hear from you all soon
Matt(Service Support and Winners) and Marcus (Waitstaff)
Hello all u wasters....lol....just kidding....hows it all going in where ever u are?...Firstly i would like to bring to your attention that Mr Neil Liley is VERY upset that he didn't make it onto the website and he has informed me that if he does not get on it in the next week he will put out a contract on your head and send the boys round.
Well just a quick note to say that me and Liley is having a wicked time here at the Phoenix.
Its a great site Tom it looks cool....Anytime come in for a drink!!
Da Jonny "FATBOY" Brankin + Neil "YES YES" Liley
Hi guys due to the D&B closure me and Ben Cotton got together and we are getting on great.
For valentines day he bought me an eternity ring and now we live together and could not be happier.
I start a new job on 19th march as deputy manager of Pizza hut so once again i will be working with Andy Austin!
Well I hope all you D&B guys are happy
Lots of love Janine B (Kitchen)
Hey Tom, How are ya mate. Remember me?,
I was a member of waitstaff for a year just before it all closed down,what a damn shame
I had a great time and learnt so much stuff.
Hey..where are all the waitstaff....surely not all boring bastards and working too hard...too hard to get in touch
Congratulations and Jubilations to Pablo and Danni..about bloody time!
Miss you guys
Tania L (Wait Staff)
My wife and I went to D&B the first 3 nights it opened it became a important part of our social life it was a easy trip from chepstow,and staff became friends as we travel to the USA a lot, to us D&B was like having a little America on our doorstep
I miss the bar most but my midway card went gold sept 98 - we went to D&B as often as we could and had the last two nights there.
I need buffalo wings!
Tony OC - (Guest)
Nice one Tom. Site looks amazing only just found out it exists. Glad to see everyone is keeping up with each other, and still getting pissed at every available oportunity.
Keep in touch and let us know when the next reunion is happening.
Keep it up.
Hayley (Winners) & Dallas (Winners and Bar)
hi tom, hope your well, and congratulations on the web site which i'm sure still brings in staff and guests to re-live memories of such a big part of everyones lives.
Well this time i thought u would write a few words of my own for your web site. i often open up the web page to see the latest on what people are doing. I think its great that you are the core in keeping people from so long ago connected.
When i left D&B i worked training for one of those counrty pub / restaurants which was crap, then joined Pizza hut as trainee agm for bristol. After a while of doing this i left because of long restaurant hours and just needed something completely different, hence i am now working for a private pest control firm covering Bristol. You may see me as i do some pubs and restaurants in briz;- revolution, havana, que passa etc..). Look out for the Eagle van !
The main part of my life is my 3 3/4 year old boy named Finley, who takes up most of my life (me and partner separated). Hes great . . .just wish i could have taken him to D&B, he would have loved it.
ps . . you dont still have any of those sweets from the store cupboard, i know the count was down when we finished and i eaten all the ones i knicked!
Andy Austin (Waitstaff & MIT) July 2006
Stumbling onto this website has made my day. I'd forgotten all about it.
Nice site and full of memories and isn't everyone young in those pictures, or maybe we're all just old now. I had the pleasure of working with Shirley at D & B and also at the Avon Gorge Hotel when i was a manager there..she is still sorely missed. We lost two too many people during D & B's time.
The D & B legacy lives on in all of us as long as we remember it and the people.
As for me, i've spent the years since D & B working as the Manager of Bristol University Student Union to the Manager of the Hatchet and after finally getting too pissed off with the hours and shite pay I got into trouble shooting for Bars and Restaurants. From Newquay, London and back to Bristol I've now got a cushy desk job telling other people what to do and charging idiots who think they can run a bar/restaurant or train a bartender to show them how to do it properly.
Once again, this site has made my day.
One of the black sheep of the D & B family.
Rob (Captain) - Dec 2006
I found your website on a google search and the reason behind the search was that I was moving cards to my new wallet and came across a Dave and Busters Power Card.
I'd bought it for use at the Shirley place when I was living there and used to visit with my now ex-gf all the time. It was a great place for us to go, she was under 21 and I was over 25 (dirty old man) and we loved the place. It's no use now but I'm surprised to find that I have been carrying the card for so long.
Anyway it bought back a lot of happy memories and I even found a print out from winning the ticket things from the skill machines (not very decriptive I know), wonder if I can still claim my ruler or pencil.
Just wanted to comment that I enjoyed the site and learning what happened to D&B as a whole as well as the Shirley store.
I'm a terrible pack rat and don't know if I can throw the card away now.
Mark Brown - Dec 2006