East Sussex Pub Bans Family For Requesting Diet Lemonade
The quintessential local news story takes us to Nutley, East Sussex:
A FAMILY have been barred for life from their village pub for requesting that it stock diet lemonade.
Diet lemonade. It is a banning offence.
Jenny Bessant, husband Stephen and their four children are in The Nutley Arms. Says she:
“I was absolutely flabbergasted. I’m really upset about it because we go there all the time.The drink I wanted was unavailable, so I asked the barman to ask the landlord if they could get some sugar-free lemonade in and for that we have been barred. I got a letter in the post from the landlord saying he didn’t appreciate being dictated to.”
Barred by letter. Anorak suggests framing it.
Pub landlord Nick Dimopoulos tells the Courier & Observer he took the decision based on what bar manager Simon Pearce said had happened when the family dined at The Nutley Arms on August 19.
Mr Pearce talks to the paper:
“It’s just the manner in which she commented that we didn’t stock it. It was not very polite or family friendly.”
Says Mrs Bessant:
“The letter was a huge shock, because we were on such good terms. We haven’t been out since really. We just feel really upset about it.”
It’s a storm in a tin of diet lemonade…