I'm a very regular visitor to London and my experience last week was that the indigenous British serving in food outlets (which I 🤔 think I counted on one hand) never batted an eye at the Scottish notes. This was not my impression with however at a guesstimate of 95% of staff serving in food outlets who appeared to have English as a second language ( many who gave me the impression of very poor English skills)
Hugely frustrating and insulting when it's in my view appears to be a lack of training of the primarily immigrant workforce if my experience is reflective of the norm.
In all the years I've been going South I've had the odd occasion the notes have been questioned but I often pay with contactless in recent times. Just so happens I had a couple of hundred cash to take with me this time so the change in attitude, understanding, inclusion and acceptance was stark and quite shocking.
I go to London to enjoy myself so I'm certainly not up for a battle everytime I fancy a coffee!
I had always thought previously Scottish currency couldn't be refused but other threads made me think differently and that was also in the back of my mind.
So glad my husband wasn't with me ; it would put him into 💫 orbit!
What do others do when it's turned down?