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Pub gets mum to clear up after baby daughter - while they're still eating; Alex says she was embarrassed after taking baby Olivia out for a meal.

Byline: Neil Shaw

The manager of a pub brought a young mum and dustpan and brush and asked her to clean up after her baby daughter while the family was still eating their meal.

Alex Parry, 22, was out for a meal with her young daughter Olivia at a pub she regularly visits - but it was the first time Alex had ordered for Olivia as she has only just started eating solids.

Alex apologised to a waitress for the mess Olivia had made - and was told not to worry - but she says that a few minutes later a manager came over with a dustpan and brush and asked her to clean up, reportsNorthWalesLive.

The incident happened at the Antelope pub in Menai Bridge, run by Mitchell & Butler, which says the cleaning tools were brought out after Alex offered to tidy her table.

Alex said: "Olivia had spilt a little bit on the floor - as babies do, so when the waitress came over, I apologised for the mess and she said it was fine and there was no need to worry about it.

"But when the manager came over to serve food to another table, I could see him looking at the floor by our table and said he would get a dustpan and brush for me to clean it up.

"At first, I thought he was joking but he came over while I was still eating and put it on the table next to us, which I thought was really unhygienic and unnecessary.

"Of course I would have cleaned it up myself, but after we had finished eating, not mid way through our meal.

"It wasn't even that bad. It made me feel extremely uncomfortable, and it was as if they didn't want us there.

"It didn't feel very child friendly at all."

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A Mitchell & Butler spokesman said: "During a recent visit the group offered to clear up the mess and therefore were provided with a dustpan and brush, placed behind where they were dining, to help with this.

"We appreciate children do make mess when eating and at no point did we intend to cause any offence to the group.

"We take pride in our business and obviously have to consider the needs of all our guests.

"We had feedback at the time and afterwards on social media from other guests dining about the volume of mess on the floor.

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Publication:Macclesfield Express (Macclesfield, England)
Date:Sep 9, 2019
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