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Trip Advisor writer faces legal action

By Mike Cotton, Town Reporter Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A PROLIFIC writer of reviews on the website Trip Advisor is facing legal action over a scathing review of a restaurant which claims he tried to blackmail into giving him freebies.

Businessman Chris Dobson, of Huddersfield Road, Haigh, was named last year's top reviewer on the site.

But now Sarah Bird, director of the Double Barrel Real Steakhouse and Grill in Thurcroft, near Rotherham, has given his review of her restaurant to a solicitor, claiming it contains libellous material.

She said: "He came in talking about Trip Advisor from the get-go. His actual words to me were 'are you the person who deals with Trip Advisor?

"It was a rather strange conversation to be honest."

Mr Hobson has called the claims 'ridiculous' but declined to speak to the Chronicle about it.

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Posted by Julie I Thu 24th Jul 2014 at 11:39am

Looking at the rude, patronising and passive aggressive comments that this Ms Bird leaves on tripadvisor has made me determined never to visit.

A primes example of how not to do social media and customer service.