Woman Shocked To Receive A Bill For ‘1890’ Hotel Cocktail She Believed Was Priced Below £20

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During her vacation in London, a woman was taken aback when she received the bill for the cocktail she had ordered at an upscale hotel bar.


During her vacation in London, a woman was taken aback when she received the bill for the cocktail she had ordered at an upscale hotel bar.


While spending New Year’s Eve in London with her husband, Lynsey indulged herself with a cocktail from the bar of their luxurious five-star hotel.


You can watch her explanation of what went wrong here:


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Lynsey, who later admitted that she didn’t particularly enjoy the drink, was under the impression that the cocktail cost £18.90. Therefore, you can understand her astonishment when she received a bill totaling a staggering £2,000.

Certainly, a total of two thousand pounds.

Lynsey, who goes by the username @lynsey_36, recently shared a video clip on TikTok – said: “So when I discovered the cocktail I had ordered was £2,000, I showed my husband the receipt and he was furious at me.”

“So he left the bar. Left me on my own to deal with it. And I said to the young guy behind the bar, ‘look I’m so sorry, I had no idea it was £1,890.”

Lynsey then clarified that the price on the menu was displayed with a space, like this: 18 90. This led her to believe that it was £18.90. However, upon closer examination, she noticed that the other prices were presented with a decimal point in the middle. She acknowledges that it was “definitely [her] mistake”.

Lynsey said she thought the drink was less than £20. Credit: TikTok/@lynsey_36

As panic started to take hold, Lynsey urgently conveyed to the bartender her inability to afford two thousand dollars for just a few drinks. It was at that moment that the manager intervened to inquire about the situation.

Despite it being her mistake, Lynsey acknowledges that the manager handled the situation with utmost discretion and kindness. He assured her that he would rectify the issue, allowing her to retreat to her room and enjoy the remainder of her stay.

However, accomplishing that is more challenging than it sounds when faced with a looming £2,000 bill and Lynsey’s efforts to steer clear of the bar made the next four days quite tense.

The manager said the bartender had been sent for retraining. Credit: TikTok/@lynsey_36

Lynsey eventually found herself back at the bar, where she was warmly welcomed by the manager, bringing her immense relief. However, this relief was short-lived as she inquired about the bartender’s whereabouts, only to be informed that he had been dismissed.

Lynsey was horrified and explained: “So I burst into tears. I was so terribly, terribly upset. I said, ‘look it’s not worth the guy’s job. I will pay the £2,000. I’m so, so, so sorry. It wasn’t his fault.’”

Thankfully, it was revealed to be a jest, as the manager assured us that no one had been dismissed. However, the bartender in question was assigned to undergo retraining due to this recurring incident. It was emphasized that he should have ensured customers were aware of the drink’s price prior to preparing it.

Therefore, it is imperative to thoroughly verify the prices prior to placing an order, right?