A pub in Lancashire has come under fire from diners after asking them to pay £1.50 extra to add a Yorkshire pudding or more gravy onto their roast dinner.
Unhappy diners have left reviews saying they would never return, blasting the pub for adding on the extra charges -with one saying they were left ‘totally disgusted’.
However, the owner has defended the extra charges – saying that they are justified because the Yorkies and gravy are both homemade.
One customer said they would never return to the pub, as they found the extra charge for their Yorkshire pudding – not included with the roast – to be completely outrageous.
The guest, named Steve, left a one-star review of his experience, writing: “Went there for a Sunday roast. In all my life I have never been in a restaurant for a roast beef dinner and told it does not include a Yorkshire pudding.
“It costs an extra £1.50 and if you want gravy with that, it also costs an extra £1.50.
“Totally disgusted. We will never be going back there. First visit. Never again.”
A quick look at the sample Sunday roast menu on The Kicking Donkey’s website shows a standard roast priced at £12.95, with no mention of additional charges for Yorkies or more gravy.
The Kicking Donkey in Omskirk, Lancashire, ranks at #5 of 67 restaurants in the area and boasts a Travellers’ Choice Award, with an overall rating of 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor.
189 diners have rated it as ‘Excellent’, however, it seems that not everyone agrees – with some diners left completely outraged at being asked to pay £1.50 to add either a Yorkshire pudding or extra gravy onto their roast dinners.
Steve was not the only to complain about the extra charges, with another diner named Larry also leaving a review to register his disappointment.
Larry wrote: “Roast dinner was bland, hardly any taste. You want a Yorkshire pudding or more gravy, fine, but you need to pay extra.
“Dogs allowed in eating areas, not great idea – so not for me. Tried it, but no more.”
Its owner, writing online as Matt F, has replied to both reviews – justifying the extra charges for both Yorkshire puddings and more gravy on the basis that they are both homemade from scratch.
In a reply to Steve, he wrote: “Hi Steve. Sorry to have upset you so much.
“The reason we charge for Yorkies and extra gravy is that they’re both home-made from scratch.
“In the past, people have asked for extra and then it comes back untouched.
“I believe that the staff’s work should be reflected in their pay, and so we do need to charge for things like this. They cost us money to make.
“It’s a disappointment to hear that you won’t dine with us again, but I felt at the very least you were owed an explanation.”
Notably, on their December Christmas menu, the pub has now released a beef dish with a Yorkshire pudding included for just £13.95.
Feature image – The Kicking Donkey
One Day star Leo Woodall says ‘soft Mancunian’ is the most attractive accent
If you haven’t watched the recent adaptation of One Day on Netflix, first of all: congrats on not being emotionally tormented like the rest of us and, secondly, leading man Leo Woodall might have just given you an extra little incentive by declaring Mancunian as the most attractive accent.
‘Soft’ Manc, to be specific. We’re not exactly what that sounds like or where about in Greater Manchester he’s referring to it, but we’ll get into all that later.
The much-adored piece of contemporary romance was previously made into a film back in 2011 but a whole new generation of viewers are now stumbling across the love story thanks to the 14-part Netflix series which was released this February.
Don’t worry, we won’t go into too much detail on the plot as there’s no way we’re spoiling this for you but, as it turns out, actor Leo Woodall — who plays the heart-throb everyone loves to hate, Dexter Mayhew, in the show — told journalist Olivia Marks in a recent interview with that he loves Manc accents.
As you can see in the short clip, taken from Marks’ chat with Woodall and co-star Ambika Mod, who plays female lead Emma Morley, after receiving some praise for voice in the show, the pair are then asked what accents they find most attractive in real life after Timmy Chalamet went viral for his answer.
While Mod, who delivers a virtually flawless Leeds accent, admits she’s a sucker for an Irish accent (aren’t we all?), ‘Dex’ himself says that “a soft Mancunian [accent] is great” — yet another reason to jump on the bandwagon and watch One Day, this guy clearly knows his stuff.
Jumping at the chance to let the 27-year-old actor that she’ll “take that” as she is also a Mancunian, though she did admit she may have “lost it a bit because [she’s] been in London for so long”.
Again, similar to Leo’s very specific answer, we’re not exactly sure whereabouts in the region Olivia is from, but come back up North whenever you’re ready, mate — we’ll get the kettle on.
So yeah, do ignore our blushing but you heard it here first, a very undeniably good-looking bloke off the telly said that we have the most attractive accent and he should know a thing or two about that, just look at the state of the bugger.
Of course, he’s not the first person to state what we deem as a simple fact of human nature at this point; in fact, a survey of over 2,500 Brits carried out in 2023 officially voted us in the ‘sexiest accent in the UK’ and we’re taking that straight to the handsome bank with all the other pretty people.
Seriously though, you should all go and watch One Day on Netflix and not just because Dexter—sorry, Leo, said we sound nice. Just make sure to buy a big box of tissues and be ready to message all of your loved ones saying you need a hug.
As for the interview itself, you can watch ‘r Liv’s full chat with the cast of One Day down below:
Featured Images — Olivia Lily Marks (via TikTok)/Hits Radio (via YouTube)/Netflix
A company is looking to pay someone £400 a month to relax in the bath
There’s nothing more perfect at the end of a long day than running a nice warm bath and getting some good relaxation in, right?
Well, get this – there’s actually a company out there who’s willing to pay you to do just that.
If you’ve ever wondered whether the dream job actually does exist, then here’s your question answered, as bathroom wholesaler, Bathroom Deal, is currently on the look-out for a ‘Bathroom Quality Assurance Tester’ to help it take customer satisfaction and quality assurance one step further.
The company says the customer experience is one of its “top priorities”, and that its mission is to make sure every customer is “more than happy” with the quality and functionality of the products it sells, as well as being satisfied with its our affordable prices.
But to do this, it’ll need a helping hand from one big bath-taking fan first, which is why the company is currently hiring for the coveted new role.
From luxury freestanding and fun whirlpool baths, to classic P-shaped tubs and corner baths, Bathroom Deal’s new ‘Bathroom Quality Assurance Tester’ will be expected to test out the quality of all the company’s different kinds of baths, so that it can be confident in the products it’s putting online for its customers.
The successful applicant will be asked to assess their time spent in the tub based on how comfortable they found it, how relaxed they felt, how easy it was to run the bath, and a whole load of other questions about the standard and practicality of the tubs.
“This new role is paramount to ensuring the high quality levels of our products,” the company said in the job specification.
Whilst in the bath, the lucky bather is welcome to watch Netflix, enjoy a bath bomb, listen to the radio, and ultimately, do all they can to simply try and relax, as this way, the company reckons they’ll be able to “authentically assess” both the comfortability and functionality of the products.
Applications for the coveted ‘Bathroom Quality Assurance Tester’ role are now open / Credit: Karolina Grabowska (via Pexels)
Oh, and did we mention you’ll get paid £400 a month for the ‘work’? Well, you will.
Does this sound like the ideal job for you? Of course it does, so if you fancy sticking an application in, all you need to do is be able to commit to between one and four hours a week to the position, and have strong written communication skills for completing feedback assessments.
You’ll also need to have a bathroom in your home that’s large enough to have Bathroom Deal’s fitters install baths of various sizes, up to one type per month.