A B&B owner, who was fined for falsely advertising his property as a four star location, has put up a sign stating ‘women are not welcome’ – because he ‘doesn’t really like them’.
John Dixon Hart had his venue described as ‘Faulty Towers’ after he was fined in July for lying about the B&B.
He said it was four star – despite having bloodstains on the walls, mouse droppings in the beds and mud in the fridge.
Now, Mr Hart has put up a ‘Women Are Not Welcome’ sign on the front door of Minster Garth Guest House in Hull, East Yorkshire.
He insists there is nothing wrong with the sign at his Keldgate B&B – he just doesn’t really like females.
The 53-year-old said: ‘I can do what I like. I am sure if I said ‘no women allowed’ that would be illegal but you can say ‘women are not welcome’.
‘I don’t really like women. I just don’t speak to them or look at them.
‘I believe there’s one staying at the moment. I have no idea what she thinks (to the sign), I have not spoken to her about it.’
Mr Hart, a married father of two, says he is ‘old fashioned’ in his thinking and accepts he is ‘slightly biased against women’.
He added: ‘Theresa May, the Prime Minister, should be at home behind the kitchen sink, she has not got a clue.
‘I hate that Pankhurst woman and all those suffragettes, I just hate the fact that women vote. I suppose they can drive a little, they are not very good drivers.
‘They are air heads, they are thinking about a million things at once.’
Mr Hart has previously put up a ‘Bates Motel’ sign at his guest house, in a reference to an American psychological horror drama TV series.
He says: ‘The sign gets changed fairly regularly. I’ve had Bates Motel on it before.’
Mr Hart has no problem with being compared to Basil Fawlty, the eccentric hotelier played by John Cleese in the classic TV sitcom Fawlty Towers.
He said: ‘I try my best to make it an entertaining experience. Fawlty Towers? That’s no problem for me. I love John Cleese, I think he’s brilliant.
‘I run a lovely place. I try my hardest but I drink a lot in the evenings. I never drink during the day.’
He admits he may have put up the Women Are Not Welcome sign after a few drinks but insists he remains ‘proud’ of the sign.
A woman passer-by who lives nearby was not surprised to see the sign on the door.
She said: ‘You almost expect it, this sort of thing goes on there. I can’t imagine what it’s like staying there.’
A man passer-by said: ‘I think it’s appalling. It’s also very odd.’
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