Former Stags man’s pub ban over rib row

The Liquorice Gardens, Newcastle Street, Worksop.'Wetherspoons new parent drinking rules.
The Liquorice Gardens, Newcastle Street, Worksop.'Wetherspoons new parent drinking rules.

A former Mansfield Town associate has been banned from entering a restaurant - after he complained about the number of spare ribs he was served up.

Ian Randall (46) received a letter from JD Wetherspoon stating that he is barred from Liquorice Gardens in Worksop after making the complaint.

The local businessman, who was once part of a consortium to buy out the club in 2007, complained that the number of ribs he was given was not adequate for a ‘half rack’ serving.

“A pig has between 13 and 15 ribs depending on the breed,” he said.

“As a matter of course UK pigs have 14 ribs unless they are a rare breed.”

“There was only five ribs on my plate.”

“If someone paid for a pint of bitter, you would not serve them half a bitter would you?”

Mr Randall, who lives near Retford, said that he had made a previous complaint about the ‘poor service’ he received on a visit.

He received an email by Mr Randall from the pub chain said: “It said: “We note your comments regarding your visit to the Liquorice Gardens. However the manager has advised that they do not wish you to return to the pub.”

“Whilst we appreciate that you are not happy with the decision or satisfied with the way the matter was handled we will not be overturning this decision.”

“The barring is in place for an indefinite period.”