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to complain at the ridiculous price a restaurant charged for a soft drink?

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Volkl Mon 13-Oct-08 14:12:27

or is it not worth the effort.. because i was fuming when the bill came, but have had to chance to think about and can't decide if its worth it.

2 pints of lemonade and lime - How much do you reckon?

combustiblelemon Mon 13-Oct-08 14:13:39


MingMingtheWonderPet Mon 13-Oct-08 14:16:00

Yeah I would go for about £5.00
Not normally any cheaper than a pint of beer.

When I worked in a pub lime and soda was very cheap, might be an idea for next time if you like that.

Volkl Mon 13-Oct-08 14:16:14

i'd be slightly annoyed at £5... it was in fact £7.80!!!!!

mumblechum Mon 13-Oct-08 14:16:38

I think the going rate would be about a fiver, anything over is a bit steep.

How much was it, then?

mayorquimby Mon 13-Oct-08 14:17:51

if the prices where displayed somewhere in the pub or you didn't bother to enquire as to the price of what you were ordering then YABU. they can charge what they like and if people are willing to pay it then more power to them.
seems a bit odd to order something without asking how much it is and then complain about the price.

McDreamy Mon 13-Oct-08 14:18:11

shock that's outrageous!!

Volkl Mon 13-Oct-08 14:40:38

Please tell me that you dont check the price of every soft drink at a restaurant (and its not some posh expensive place either) The meal for 3 came to £17 and then £7.80 for the drinks.
When i asked the waitress on receipt of the bill, she just said 'well you wanted a pint'. hmm Silly me hey!

bellavita Mon 13-Oct-08 14:41:20

A pint of lemonade is £2 per pint where I work (you get the lime for free!)

AbbaFan Mon 13-Oct-08 14:42:11

I never ask for drink prices in pubs, I would be too enbarassed.

Volkl Mon 13-Oct-08 14:57:20

bellavita - you dont work at somewhere with a similar name to your MN name do you?

£2 - thats much more pleasing to the eye

Anyhow... i've just written a letter to the Head Office.. today i'm in the mood! grin

mayorquimby Mon 13-Oct-08 14:58:56

no i don't check the prices every where i go. but i don't complain after if i've been short sighted enough to order something and consume it when i don't know how much it when i was in canada, asked what beers they had on tap,they said heineken etc and i hadn't had a european beer in months so without thinking i ordered a heineken.of course cause we were in canada this meant it was imported and when the bill came the pint was $8 compared to 3.50 for a local beer.
i didn't complain though because it was my fault for not knowing what it cost,they ahdn't hoodwinked me much like this restaurant hasn't hoodwinked you. they gave you what you asked for,you happilly consumed it and then gave out about the price.
the pint was probably made up of 2 small bottles of lemon and lime like a lot of bars it could easily have been 4 bottles of pop.
as i said before you have nothing to complain about.bussiness' can charge what they lie and if you don't want to pay their prices take your custom else where.

McDreamy Mon 13-Oct-08 15:01:07

hmm think it would be enough to take my business elsewhere.

bellavita Mon 13-Oct-08 15:41:40

Noooooo grin

bellavita Mon 13-Oct-08 15:49:48

I work in a village pub

rebelmum1 Mon 13-Oct-08 15:51:21

I'm becoming increasingly suprised at the cost of tea/ coffee and soft drinks it's bonkers my dd only gets water as I'm not paying over 2 quid for a drink for a toddler, it's nuts.

SnoopDog Mon 13-Oct-08 15:53:07

shock shocking price

UnquietDad Mon 13-Oct-08 15:58:18

What really, really irritates me in pubs and restaurants is that the staff are told to "presume a large one" with soft drinks unless told otherwise. And the large ones often really are huge, like pint-glass size, so they get away with charging a fortune.

Is a lime-and-soda still the cheapest soft drink for a night out, or have they cottoned on to that now as well? It used to be about 25p.

rebelmum1 Mon 13-Oct-08 16:07:08

Should take a bottle of squash and stash it in your handbag smile

bellavita Mon 13-Oct-08 16:07:59

For lime and soda we charge 50p for a half, £1 for a pint.

We always ask what kind of glass - ie. half, coke glass, pint.

expatinscotland Mon 13-Oct-08 16:10:23

this is why i always drink booze in restaurants. at least i get my money's worth .

DarrellRivers Mon 13-Oct-08 16:18:20

It does irritate me that when I drink soft drinks they are a big big rip off , so these days tend to ask for a jar of tapwater

Furball Mon 13-Oct-08 16:22:28

1/2 a lime and soda at my local is a gob smacking £1.80 - I think it's more expensive than a coke shock

bellavita Mon 13-Oct-08 16:36:19

A coke at our pub would be £1 for half, £1.50 for a coke sized glass, £2 for a pint.

If you were to have say a fresh orange and lemonade, then it would be £1.60 for the bottle of oj and 40p for the top up of lemonade.

TheHedgeWitch Mon 13-Oct-08 17:02:12

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