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The couple on At Your Service completely ignored the Brennans' main advice last night

This is a turn up.

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GRAIGUENAMANAGH IN COUNTY Kilkenny was the Brennan brothers’ destination for last night’s At Your Service.

Brian and Brigid Roberts run a hotel/restaurant by the waterside and have been unfortunate with severe flooding and a lack of customers coming through their doors.

So John and Francis were there to see if they could sort the situation out

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The lads had a gawk around, tried out the food and had some recommendations immediately

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Bascially, their grand plan was to introduce a nautical theme and simplify the menu

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And put up some signage to attract people over the bridge

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But the Roberts weren’t loving the idea of the nautical theme at all:

“I thought the Brennans’ advice wasn’t completely what I was expecting – they gave us a big theme which I hadn’t anticipated.”

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“We don’t think the nautical theme is for us”

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While they rejected the theme, they did agree with the need for some signs on the front of the building – and immediately after they went up, the number of customers boosted.

So Francis came down to see how the place had changed

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Brian had to break the news that they had ignored the brothers’ main advice:

“I’m afraid, Francis, that nautical is losing the argument”

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So they were going with a rustic theme instead.

And on the final visit, Francis was *very* impressed with the changes

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Some people at home were even wondering did they need the lads at all

Sure who wouldn’t want to meet those two

Francis called it “a great success” – even though they didn’t fully take on board their advice.

Going against the Brennan brothers? A brave move – but one that actually worked out pretty well in the end. Fair play.

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