When tourism was over-seen by the English Tourist Board,stringent rules meant it was paramount that any eating places were inspected before they could be advertised by any means involving the ETB and regionally . Once the tourism changed e.g. the disbanding of local tourist authorities in about the early 2000's ,maybe a bit later, and went over to Visit England and Trip Advisor etc. ,plus the increase on internet searching , it seemed as if any or all place of eating could be listed, as Wirral Council did on their Visit Wirral page during the Golf Championships of 2006.
I don't believe that all those places that were listed had been inspected, and therefore I assume the standards had been changed or dropped altogether, which I think was not only this area but nationwide.
I'll never understand how getting rid of the ETB came about. "Why fix what wasn't broken" springs to mind.
Edited by granny (4th Nov 2017 12:35am)
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