Furious mother demands apology from the pub that told her to "control kids or leave"
A furious mother-of-two demanded an apology from a pub after the staff there told her to get her children under control or leave the premises.
Emma Aldridge, her partner Craid Preece, and her two children were all dining at the Ragley Boat Shop in Derby when the kids started singing nursery rhymes.
The pub's owner then told her that her children, five and two years old, caused so much nuisance that the staff of the pub had to apologise to some of the other customers after the family had left.
Twenty-three-year-old Aldridge said that the other patrons at the pub threw abuse at her when her children sat down on the carpet and started singing. She allegedly complained to the staff about the other guests and that's when she was told to control her kids or leave the place.
She told the Derby Telegraph: "I have never felt so sad and upset in any establishment ever. We were sitting on the carpet singing nursery rhymes to occupy them when another family turned round and said 'if you cant control your f*****g children, you should take them to Wacky Warehouse' or something."
"I couldn’t believe it so I complained to the management, but they told us to control our children or we would have to leave the pub. They stated they had checked their CCTV and said our kids had been running riot, which was rubbish."
"The whole episode has totally put my whole family off going out. We come here for special occasions. I certainly will not be going here again."
A spokesperson for the Ragley Boat Shop said: "Ms Aldridge was upset that we wouldn’t give her a refund, although she stated that there was nothing wrong with the food."
"In her second email to me she stated that her children did not leave their seats for 45 minutes. CCTV shows that this is not the case. She left of her own accord, unhappy that she didn’t have a refund."