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Kind-Hearted Bloke Steps In To Pay Bill After Customers Flee Pub Without Paying

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Kind-Hearted Bloke Steps In To Pay Bill After Customers Flee Pub Without Paying

A kind-hearted stranger stepped in to help out a local pub after learning that a table of four customers had run out without paying their bill.

See, there are still some nice people left in the world.

Pub landlords Sarah and Andy House, from the Kings Arms in Elham, were able to reopen their outdoor area on 12 April having spent months in lockdown not earning a penny.

However, not long after reopening, a table of four ran up a £85 before dashing off without paying

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Sarah was so upset about the situation she took to Facebook to blast the foursome for leaving her and Andy out of pocket.

Credit: Kings Arms
Credit: Kings Arms

Her post read: "Thank you to the table of four, booked in under the name of Josh, who took up a reserved table that we turned customers away from as standing room only.

"You were 20 minutes late, keeping the kitchen staff on, you received excellent service, food and drinks, however we will put your leaving very quickly before settling your £85 bill down as an oversight, because we are decent people working hard to earn a living, oh and you left in such a hurry you might want to come back and pick your cigarettes up."

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The couple were quickly flooded with messages of support and well-wishes - and that's not all because one generous bloke put his hand in his pocket to stump up the missing cash.

Twenty-four-year-old Liam Jenner, who lives in nearby Folkestone, used to work with Sarah and after spotting her post decided he wanted to help.

So he went straight down to the Kings Arms and discreetly left an envelope containing £90 behind the bar.

Credit: BPM Media
Credit: BPM Media
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What a nice guy, eh?

Speaking to KentLive, Liam said: "Sarah used to be my manager at the council a few years back so I've known her for a while and often travel to the pub to help her out by buying meals and drinks.

"I just thought it was very unfair that after such a struggle for pubs during the last year or so with Covid and lockdown that people could do such a thing to struggling businesses.

"So I thought her business could probably do with the money a lot more than I needed it right now."

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Sarah was taken aback by the kind gesture and has since decided to donate half the cash to mental health charity MIND.

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Topics: Pubs, UK

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