In January 1986, Amos Brearly who ran The Woolpack was expecting a visit from the health inspector. A crisps salesman came in, and before he could introduce himself, Amos mistook him for the health inspector and started to show him round the pub, saying how clean it was. He showed him the toilets, the clean bar area, and the worktops of the private quarters. The crisps man left Amos his card and quickly made an excuse and left, driving away in his van. Amos did not read the man's card until later and realised he was not the health inspector but had come to sell Amos some crisps.