DRINKERS at a normal pub have been left shocked after a man brazenly ordered a hot drink.
Patrons at the Lord John in Reading, a small bleak pub where the kettle is not even plugged in, were enjoying normal alcoholic pub drinks when a man in his thirties entered demanding a cup of tea.
Bar manager Roy Hobbs said: “At first I assumed it was a joke of some kind, but he repeated his order as if it was the most normal thing in the world.
“My mind reeled as I considered what to do next. I wasn’t even sure if there was any milk, never mind where I might find tea bags or a cup. I had to phone Clare who works on Saturdays.
“The whole process took nearly 20 minutes, during which the atmosphere became very, very tense as proper customers waited to buy beer.”
Regular Wayne Hayes said: “These people have their own places, cafes I think they call them. They should stay there and eat their carrot cakes or whatever it is they like.”
Roy Hobbs added that he has since rubbed off ‘tea and coffee available’ from the pub’s blackboard, and taken the kettle to Cash Converters.