As this pub was only down the road from where we were staying, we turned up around 8pm for drinks and a meal.
We found a seat, and proceeded to the bar to order drinks and grab some menus. The person behind bar looked like she didn't want to be there and running around serving drinks and taking food out.
We were asked if were going to eat, which we said yes and "HOW MANY ARE EATING" to which we replied "Four". The reply wasn't great, first we were told there would be a wait for food, then she would have to speak to the chef to see if he could cope/handle another four diners.
From the bar area, we could quite clearly hear the ensuing conversation with the chef...
He quite clearly didn't want to cook for another 4 people, and said "HAVE THEY BEEN SERVED DRINKS YET".
After that, we decided to take our business and spend £100+ elsewhere.
Having worked in the catering and hospitality industry as a Chef ranging from local country pubs to Michelin Star'd restaurants, I understand that it can become busy and sometimes customers might have a wait and if they are told about it, then the customers are generally very accommodating. For us this wouldn't have been an issue...
The issue was with the attitude, as they clearly didn't want us in there.
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