As he always does, Gallagher took to his Twitter to lambast his enemy last week. In this case, it was the Elizabethan in Heaton Moor. The pub allegedly denied entry to his brother Paul for wearing "tracky bottoms." He added that they won't let you in "if you ain't got a Gucci bath robe on and fucking wot."
Is it any wonder that clown who just asked Rkid to leave the Elizabethen in Heston moor to leave coz he was wearing tracky bottoms CUNT LG x— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) February 19, 2017
I'll be up there nxt Wk and it ain't about being hard Putin it's bout having a bit of respect you donkey— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) February 19, 2017
If you ever go to mcr heaton moor swerve the Elizabethen the bar mans won't let you in if you ain't got a Gucci bath robe on and fucking wot— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) February 19, 2017
Since Gallagher put the pub on blast, an investigative journalist from the Manchester Evening News [via NME] decided to put the Elizabethan to the test. She attended the pub in some tracky bottoms of her own, but didn't get in trouble.
As such, she decided to follow up with the pub's manager Hugh Smyth. He explained that the dress code was part of their plan to turn the pub around. "When we took over we bought a pub with a few issues. It was known as the worst pub in the area, but now it's one of the best," Smyth said. "You need a tool to work with, and I think it's pretty standard practice at pubs to ask for no sportswear. It can be hard to enforce, but you've got to try and keep it."
He added, "It's mainly an issue with quite visual sportswear, tracksuits with the stripes down, that kind of thing. Ninety-nine percent of people aren't wanting to cause any trouble, and most people are happy to abide by the dress policy. We wouldn't be so busy if they weren't happy would we?"
Smyth is correct. The Evening News reached out to a handful of locals, all of whom thought Gallagher was on the wrong side of the tracky bottom dispute.
"Good on the pub for sticking to their rule," said Michael Openshaw. "Shouldn't go out in tracksuit bottoms and expect to be taken seriously. Doesn't matter who you think you are."
Kerry Eaton added, "Rules are rules whether you're famous or not. Pop home and change like the rest of us do or nip to the shop and buy a pair of jeans or trousers. Well done that staff member."
Further, Tim Workman said, "Well done to the staff at the Elizabethan. But the question that needs to be answered is who the hell goes out for a night out in trackies?"
The Gallagher brothers, that's who.