Its ok mate ive already contacted Peerless and they said "not a problem as long as i let them know by Tuesady how many extra will be coming" so dont worry Alex all is in hand.
I think you're missing the point somewhat.
I need to keep on top of what is happening, I organised it and a few of us have paid the deposit. Now imagine the situation that a few phone up on Tuesday, unknown to me, and then don't turn up.
Who has to cover the shortfall out of the deposit? Yep, you guessed it.
Therefore, I wish to know numbers and I wish to collect deposits. Is that too difficult a concept for you?
Please don't force me to contact the brewery and inform that we have a bit of an awkward one on our hands and that all contact should be through me, it makes more trouble than is needed.