Customers at a bar are furious after facing charges of £85 to park outside.
Punters have complained about a ‘con’ where they face a levy to leave their cars designated parking lot.
They have been hit with an £85 charge while visiting The Queslett in Sutton Coldfield – which has been inundated with negative reviews on Tripadvisor.
Among those furious about the hefty charge is Alex Subway, who Birmingham Live reports posted: “Basically popped in for Sunday dinner – 10 days later a Parking Charge £85 – who charges people going to eat a meal to park in a ‘car park ‘ definitely a con going on here.”
‘Phil’, general manager of The Queslett however, apologised and said he would waive the fee if a paper fine was brought into the pub for him to cancel.
Customers who left their car registration on one of the electronic tablets at the door would not receive a fine, he said.
Phil said: “Apologies for you feeling upset with a parking fine, if you have not paid the fine please don’t and bring that paper fine into us and we can cancel this fine for you.
“There are 2 Vehicle Reg Tablets on entry into the pub for guests to log there reg number all free parking.
“There is many reasons for the Parking System in place with Euro Car Parks the supplier, system has been in place for 3 Years now and it help control vehicles parking on our grounds not visiting the pub and illegal activity at night.
“Please come back and visit simply pop your reg in the tablet on entry.”
Another diner, named Ivor, was also caught out last month and said there was ‘no need to punish local punters’.
He said: “Do not visit this pub or it will cost you £85 to park, no clear signs as you enter car park and no need to punish local punters.”
Again, the management team responded and explained: “Please do call us on 0121 580 8123 where we will happily cancel your parking fine.
“We are unable to do this with no information on an online Tripadvisor review, however this can be rectified if you contact the pub directly.
“If you do pop in again, you can enter your registration into the machine located directly next to the front door, or the one next to the sign as you walk in which says ‘please enter your registration’.
“However, when our lovely guests do unfortunately receive a fine, we do not hesitate to cancel it so please do get in touch.”