A bad experience with Brewers Fayre!

So today Brewers Fayre nearly made me cry. We all decided to treat ourselves to a meal out and we chose Brewers Fayre as we’ve always enjoyed it there, but not today.

We all sat down and ordered drinks and picked up menus to see what we wanted. Tom ordered, the teens ordered. Harry said he wanted nothing because he had tummy ache and I didn’t want anything either because I had a big lunch and I had stomach cramps but Tom said we couldn’t just have nothing so I said I would order a children’s chef corner which is a buffet style and said I might eat a couple of Harry’s chips because I have to take my iron pills and they’re not good with an empty stomach.

So we ordered and the waiter asked what I wanted and I just said “Oh I’ll just share with him” pointing to Harry and the waiter said “but you’re not a child”. Straight away my face went red and I felt so uncomfortable. I am still very hormonal after having Jack just 17 weeks ago and I honestly felt on the verge of tears. I just said “I don’t have to be a child to want a kids meal” even though I was not ordering it for me anyway. He said OK and just left. The people were looking at me and instantly I honestly wanted no food. A few minutes later another man came with a receipt saying I needed to change one of the kids meals to an adult one because I can’t have a children’s buffet meal. How embarrassing! I explained that I understand they probably thought I wanted to just get loads of food for a child’s price but that was not the case, I just didn’t want a meal, just a few bits. But he wouldn’t give up and kept going on so I just said forget it I will get food for Harry and I wont eat, he said OK and left. The waiters are always walking about so why make a big deal of it? Why not secretly spy on me and if they saw me with a big plate full of food THEN make a deal of it, not before I’ve even done anything wrong!

It made us all feel so uncomfortable. Tom and the teens eating while I didn’t. And it was all not worth it at all.

I ordered Harry this meal


If I was eating too I would have doubled the chips and added another burger. Harry ate 4 chips and then puked all over Tom. See he didn’t want any.

You know what makes the story even more annoying? My two teenagers are children and didn’t get questioned for having the kids buffet meal but they both ate 2 burgers, loads of chips, bacon strips, chicken and onion rings and that was not between them, that was each!

I will never go there again after that. There was really no need to make us have such a bad experience over me paying something like £5 and not £10. If I had I would have wasted even more money than I did!

Oh and Tom’s dinner of sausage and chips? The sausages were inedible


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Hi, I am a SAHM to 4. Two teens, a preschooler and a baby. This is where I share some of our ups and downs of life.
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5 Responses to A bad experience with Brewers Fayre!

  1. Jo Hutchinson says:

    That’s a horrible thing to have experienced, I fully sympathise and those sausages don’t look good at all.

  2. What a horrendous way to treat you!They could have like you said just kept an eye on you,didn’t have to make you feel so uncomfortable.Lets be fair that food is a tad poo x

  3. Donna says:

    To be honest, I kind of see their point. They wouldn’t be able to watch what everyone was eating or probably even remember who had ordered what size meal. Usually all you can eat style places will let a young child share an adult’s meal but I have never heard of them letting an adult share a child’s and if I went to that type of place I would expect to have to pay for everyone regardless of how much they were eating.

  4. David Ball says:

    You should email a complaint to the parent company! Bunch of tossers! Hope Harry’s OK now!

  5. Mandi says:

    Dreadful way to be treated, we have the same problem, my 18 year old daughter is a very small eater (permanently, not just on the odd day) so it’s a waste of time getting her an adult size meal as she just won’t eat it, fortunately the ten year old boy now eats as much as his older brother so I just order for him and swap! Xxx

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