On 11/06/19 we visited cricketers for a nice meal out. We arrived around 21:00 and we asked if the kitchen is still open. Staff told us that it is so we ordered dinner and some drinks. No one asked for our ID's( however anyone was over 20 and we all ordered alcohol). After finishing our drinks we went to order some more. One of my friends didn't have her id on her,but had a picture on her phone as a proof. The bar staff told her that it's not a valid proof and she can't sell her alcohol ( even though it was sold to her 2 times previously),and we said ok fair enough. then she ordered a diet Coke so the lady said that she cannot sell her any other drink because she doesn't look over 18 and doesn't have ID on her. Wtf?!. Since I had my ID I ordered myself a drink, and a diet Coke(duuh). The bar staff was very rude to me and she said that if my friend has that drink they and us can get in trouble( for a diet Coke). 5 min later the waiter (whom i suppose is the manager) came to our table saying that my friend has to go as she doesn't look over 18 and has no proof of ID. After we spent more than 50 pounds on food and drinks. Of course I got my mad and I asked him why didn't he told us that in the very beginning? It is our responsibility as clients to ask that? Why did they sold us alcohol in the first place? And most importantly,if the kitchen closes at 23:00(as we were being told) and if we were still eating,will they've kicked us out?! So I had to argue with the staff that didn't know what to answer,apart from "the picture on her phone isn't a valid proof/if the police came and did some check we will be in trouble"(bul*****,excuse my French), to let my friend drink her diet coke and stay with us. This is unacceptable behaviour and overall poor staff management/training. I get that it was late and everyone wants to go home,but don't be rude to your clients! Bad experience, wouldn't recommend.
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