Wetherspoon's introduce phone charging ban

Customers won't be happy with the new rules

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Wetherspoon's to ban customers from using bar to charge phones

If you're British, the chances are you've been in a Wetherspoon's pub in your lifetime.

And if you think you haven't, you probably have - you just didn't realise it was actually a 'Spoons.

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Aside from its curry club, fish Fridays and cheap booze - as well as the fact every single pub has got its own handwoven, unique carpet - Wetherspoons is generally a cheerful place to hang out with your mates on a Friday night.

But one change they've recently made might have you feeling a little less welcome than usual.

Bosses have reportedly had enough of cheeky customers taking advantage of their hospitality by asking for staff to charge their phones behind the bar - and they're introducing a nationwide ban.

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A J D Wetherspoon spokesman told Metro.co.uk: "The bar itself is busy and we do not want people's phones there.

"We also do not want the hassle of phones keep being handed over the bar for charging.

"If people wish to charge their phone in the pub, then that would be up to the discretion of the manager."

So if you're off out to a 'Spoons and are planning on Instagramming your burger and pint, you might want to make sure your phone is full of juice.

Otherwise you'll find yourself having to sweet talk the manager.

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You won't be doing this in 'Spoons anymore

One pub landlord who did not want to be named told Metro.co.uk that he says no to everybody.

He said: "People were asking to charge their phones all day, and all it takes is for our staff to drop the phone and then we are going to get sued.

"We have had people say our charger has broken their phone and they cause a load of trouble."

We suggest buying a rechargeable power pack to keep in your bag for such occasions. You never know when you'll need to Instagram your food.


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