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Generally, people are barred if they cause problems for a business such as pub or restaurant. They may have this in their terms and conditions if you check their website. If you post any comments on social media which are defamatory then they may try to bar you. Though they need to be careful to not bar you due to discrimination. It sounds like they want to bar you as they think your comments are defamatory.
A defamation claim requires that someone has either verbally said something (slander), or written something (libel) which was untrue and they knew it to be untrue - with the intention to damage your reputation. The untrue comments have to be brought to a third party’s attention to qualify. There is a defence if the person who made the comments can prove the comments were true, or they held an honest belief their comments were true. So if your comments were truthful or you held an honest belief they were true then you would have a defence. You may want to report the pub / restaurant to Trading Standards if you feel they have been unfair - you can reach Trading Standards on 0808(###) ###-####
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