Pub staff have a tough job – pulling pints, keeping up with customer demand and, sadly, dealing with unacceptable behavior from punters.
Often if someone is kicked out of a pub it’s likely the staff have good reason to kick them out – but others might feel a sense of injustice after being asked to leave for more trivial reasons .
UK pub patrons have shared the most ridiculous reasons they were kicked out of pubs on a Reddit threadafter a man claimed a bouncer planted cocaine on him before asking him to leave.
The anonymous 25-year-old explained he was kicked out of a pub in Durham by bouncers for ‘using drugs’ as he insisted he didn’t go near substances illegal.
After reading the story on the r/AskUK subreddit, other Redditors felt they could find much more unfair reasons why they were asked to leave a pub – and some are downright bizarre.
UK pub patrons have taken to Reddit to share the most ridiculous reasons they were kicked out of pubs (stock image)
A 25-year-old who went out with friends in Durham first explained how he was wrongfully kicked out of a pub for ‘drugs’
The 25-year-old wrote: ‘The (bouncer’s) reasoning was that my £5 note contained traces of cocaine, despite it never leaving my pocket the whole time. He took me to a wooden table outside that clearly had leftover coke on it and claimed I was snorting it on that specific table.
He continued, “I don’t argue with bouncers because they think they’re right 100% of the time.
“I was also kicked out of a pub because I look like a guy who was kicked out of the same pub. This one, I get it, because myself and the other guy look like brothers – people often mix up between us.
The man then asked other Reddit members if they had equally “ridiculous” reasons for being kicked out of a pub.
The post, which has 2,100 upvotes and 1,800 comments, has sparked the urge for people to share their heartbreaking, entertaining and downright pointless experiences of being escorted out of an establishment.
One person shared: “We found a dead crayfish with its shell on the Lava Ignite dance floor in Edinburgh. I spent the evening trying to put it in the purses of people who weren’t looking.
‘A harmless little crustacean that exploded in the 2000s. So strange in hindsight.
Another wrote: ‘I was out with my fiancée on a Saturday night. The two stepped out into the smoking area of a small bar for some fresh air. It was cold so I wrapped my blazer around my girlfriend.
“The bouncer came and kicked me out because apparently ‘enough was enough’ claiming I was harassing her.”
Reddit members flock to the comments section to share their hilarious and unfortunate experiences of being kicked out of ads
One user said: ‘I was in a pub once and was asked for my date of birth by a copper on leave. I told him, then he asked what year, so I told him “every year”, and then I got kicked out for underage drinking.
Another Reddit member who had also been kicked out for “underage drinking” shared his experience.
They said: “A long time ago I was kicked out of my local (for one night only) for celebrating my 18th birthday. The reason is that I had been drinking there for a good two years before that.
A bewildered commenter revisited his friend’s strange experience of being wrongfully fired, saying: “My mate once got kicked out of our local pub because he had the nerve to call the bartender “dude”. The dude went crazy, “Don’t fucking call me dude! Get out!” was the response.
“That was 25 years ago and to this day I still struggle to understand why it was so offensive.”
One member, whose ban was much more understandable, used an outdated term to address a waitress in a pub and suffered the consequences.
He said: “I was walking around town with a mate and passed a pub. He said watch this. We walk into the pub and he walks up to the waitress and says ‘a pint of your best beer bar girl’ – not sure that’s ridiculous but it was quick.
Those who commented on the well-received Reddit post weren’t the only ones kicked out of a pub for non-illegal reasons.
An 89-year-old Sheffield pensioner was kicked out of the pub in 2012 on her birthday – for flouting the no-hat policy with a knitted beret.