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Pub issues ultimatum to family accused of having 14 pints and £260 meal before leaving without paying

Bec Oakes

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Pub issues ultimatum to family accused of having 14 pints and £260 meal before leaving without paying

A pub which accused a family of 12 of having 14 pints and a £260 meal before darting out the door without paying, has given them an ultimatum.

The bill dodgers dined at The Britannia Inn and Restaurant in the village of Par, Cornwall in the afternoon of Saturday, 28 October, between 2pm and 4pm.

They ordered six bottles of Fruit Shoot, 10 bottles of Stella beer, two Pepsi Max, two large beef lasagnes, one giant 10oz rump steak, six children's meals and four bottles of Madri Excepcional lager, coming to a whopping total of £260.50.

After they'd eaten, the family of 12 reportedly waited for the waitress to go and get their bill, then made a quick dash for the door while their were no staff around.

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The family of order more than £260 worth of food and drinks, before dashing out the door without paying. Credit: Facebook/Britannia Inn and Waves Restaurant
The family of order more than £260 worth of food and drinks, before dashing out the door without paying. Credit: Facebook/Britannia Inn and Waves Restaurant

Posting on Facebook, the pub said: “These 12 people dined with us between 2-4pm today and walked out without paying. No mistake, calculated and proven by full camera coverage."

They also shared CCTV footage of the group and appealed to the public for information that could lead to them finding the culprits.

Now, in an update, pub bosses claim to have found the names of the offenders and have given them a rather strict ultimatum.

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They wrote: "Thanks to the good public and some home detective work by ourselves, we now have the names of the adults in our CCTV photos.

"We hope the scammers come forward by Friday AM, or we will be sharing All the names with police and on social media!"

The restaurant has threatened to turn the family in to the police if they don't 'come forward' by 3 November. Credit: Facebook/Britannia Inn and Waves Restaurant
The restaurant has threatened to turn the family in to the police if they don't 'come forward' by 3 November. Credit: Facebook/Britannia Inn and Waves Restaurant

A member of staff previously told the Daily Mail that the alleged dine and dash incident was 'clearly planned', with them claiming the group 'watched and waited for our staff to exit the room for 45 seconds before all running out the door.'

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"They looked as if they were taking kids to the play area in the garden but they just left," the staff member said.

"Normally we take bookings for groups over 10 but during half term we do sometimes have large family groups walk in so obviously they didn't give us any details. You don't expect it in the main restaurant.

"They didn't order the largest or most expensive meals or anything that would raise a red flag, some of the kids shared meals. They weren't rude or anything but the CCTV just shows them deliberately getting up and going."

Only time will tell if the family decide to own up to their actions or if the pub will be forced to escalate things further.

Featured Image Credit: Britannia Inn and Waves Restaurant

Topics: UK News, Crime, Food And Drink

Bec Oakes
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