Bake Off's Candice Brown slams diner

Bake Off’s Candice Brown slams diner for refusing to book and pay a deposit unless they receive the Eat Out to Help Out discount – AFTER the scheme has ended

  • Bake Off’s Candice Brown, 35, runs The Green Man in Eversholt, Milton Keynes
  • Took to Twitter and said diner insisted she should continue Eat Out to Help Out
  • Added they refused to book and pay deposit unless the discount was issued 

Bake Off star Candice Brown has slammed a diner for insisting her pub continues to run the Eat Out to Help Out discount – even after the scheme has ended.  

Candice, 35, from London, who runs The Green Man in Eversholt, Milton Keynes, took to Twitter and penned: ‘Eat out to help out……. help being the key word here!! 

‘Not sure how calling to book next Wednesday and insisting we should still be doing it (it ran during August) and You won’t book and pay a deposit unless you get the discount is ‘helping’ us. Right……. ok…..’

The post quickly garnered hundreds of comments, with many agreeing with Candice’s perspective. 

‘Some people want something for nothing all the time… Disrespectful of them to expect you to continue offering the discount past the actual time,’ wrote one. 

Candice Brown has slammed a diner for refusing to book and pay a deposit unless they receive the Eat Out to Help out discount – after the scheme has ended. Pictured, Candice on ‘This Morning’ TV show, London, on 14 August 2017

The Bake Off star vented her anger on Twitter. Pictured, attending Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink awards in London on 16 May, 2019

Candice penned: ‘Eat out to help out……. help being the key word here!! ‘Not sure how calling to book next Wednesday and insisting we should still be doing it (it ran during August) and You won’t book and pay a deposit unless you get the discount is ‘helping’ us. Right……. ok…..’

A second added: ‘Lockdown appears to have made people even more selfish than they were before – not sure where their heightened sense of entitlement’ has come from but it’s not a pleasant addition to life.’

It comes weeks after the TV star hit out at diners who failed to show up at her pub – despite making bookings, 

She previously wrote: ’10 no shows this weekend. Really???? People please just call or something,’ alongside the hashtag ‘#NOMORENOSHOWS.’ 

And when one follower accused the TV personality of ‘jumping on the bandwagon,’ Candice responded: ‘Really??? 

‘Oh I’m sorry I’m concerned about my pub, my business surviving. But yeah sure I’ll jump on that bandwagon!!! It’ll always be news if it matters and believe me this matters.’ 

The TV personality runs The Green Man in Eversholt, Milton Keynes. Pictured, the exterior 

Many took to the comments section in support of Candice, with one writing: ‘Lockdown appears to have made people even more selfish than they were before’ (pictured)

However, another follower defended Candice and admitted it makes him ‘really angry’ because he’s witnessed pubs turn away walk in customers away due to reservations – only for those customers not to show up.

Candice responded: ‘Yes we have had to turn people away too!’

The Bake Off star previously appeared Good Morning Britain where she revealed she’d introduced a £10 deposit at lunch and a £20 deposit in the evening to ensure she doesn’t lost business amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

She explained their capacity had reduced from 40 to 20 people, and hit out at diners who didn’t show up for bookings, branding them ‘rude’ and saying their behaviour is ‘unacceptable’. 

Taking to Twitter, Candice previously penned: ’10 no shows this weekend. Really???? People please just call or something,’ alongside the hashtag #NOMORENOSHOWS’ (pictured)

In response to one comment from a follower, Candice commented: ‘Oh I’m sorry I’m concerned about my pub, my business surviving’ (pictured)

‘We’re in a tiny village pub we have to take out half our tables, said Candice. ‘If we had 20 people not turn up, we would have no business. We fought hard to keep our business running.

‘It’s about survival and I don’t get this thought process if you have booked a table not having the common decency just to make a phone call and say, “I can’t come”.

She went on: ‘We’ve had a couple of no shows, we’ve had people swap their bookings and we’re not animals, we’re not horrible, of course we’ll swap it, or if there is an extreme circumstance we give their money back. We’re not awful human beings.

‘But the hospitality industry is just trying to survive at the moment, we’re on our knees and we’re trying to survive. Twenty seven no-shows is unacceptable, it’s rude and costing lives and money and businesses.’

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