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Valentine's Couple Racked Up Expensive Bill In Restaurant Then Left Without Paying

Abbi Murray

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Valentine's Couple Racked Up Expensive Bill In Restaurant Then Left Without Paying

A cheeky couple decided to treat themselves to a lavish Valentine’s meal with a hefty price tag... all without paying. 

Although this year's Valentine's Day has been and gone, millions have been taking the opportunity this week to treat themselves and their loved ones to romantic treats and expensive nights out.

But what the majority of us would never dream of doing is not paying for any of these lavish treats, which is exactly what one couple decided to do following their expensive Valentine's meal out.

The mystery pair gorged on steak, lobster and ‘numerous bottles of wine’ at award-winning pub, The Mill in Stokesley, North Yorkshire.


However, after racking up a bill of £180, the couple were suddenly nowhere to be seen. 

In a bid to force the lovebirds to pay up, The Mill sent out a public message claiming their CCTV cameras caught them red-handed. 

Credit: Facebook/The Mill
Credit: Facebook/The Mill

The owner then left them with an ultimatum – cough up the cash by 4pm on Tuesday (15 February) or the police would be called. 


According to Teesside Live, an ‘anonymous female’ has now settled up the bill. 

The Mill posted on social media: “To the lovely couple that racked up a hefty bill consisting of fillet steak and lobster, numerous bottles of wine…. 

“Whilst we’re sure it was an honest mistake on your part that you left without paying, please pay your bill by 4 o'clock today. 

“You were sat opposite a camera and the CCTV couldn’t be clearer.” 


The pub later revealed that the couple had made contact and said they would pay up on Wednesday when the male counterpart got paid. 

However, at 8pm on Tuesday night, The Mill announced that the £179.20 bill had been paid by an anonymous female. Case closed. 

They posted online: “The bill has been paid by an anonymous female believed to be his girlfriend! Bless, who said romance is dead.” 

After the scandal finally found its conclusion, Facebook users shared their thoughts. 

Credit: Facebook/The Mill
Credit: Facebook/The Mill

One said: “4 bottles of wine??? How did they make a run for it??? My 85-year-old dad could have caught them up!!” 

A second person added: “Could have left a tup as an apology for the grief!” 

Another joked: “I’m really worried about the amount of people thinking 4 bottles of wine between 2 is excessive. That’s a sensible night to me.” 


Earlier this week, a couple revealed they had been slapped with a bill for growing food in their own garden throughout the pandemic. 

Lee and Kirstie Lawes built the plot by transforming part of their lawn into raised beds to grow their own produce alongside their two-year-old granddaughter, Ella. 

But the pair were left gobsmacked when town hall chiefs decided the work constituted a 'change of use' to their property in Deeping St James, Lincs.  

South Kesteven District Council now wants to charge the couple £469 ($637) for planning permission, leaving the couple baffled. 

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Topics: UK News, Food And Drink, Valentine's Day

Abbi Murray
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