Wetherspoon diner spots menu gaffe where meal deal doesn’t save you any cash

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A WETHERSPOONS pub has been accused of ripping off customers after a menu gaffe may have left some out of pocket by as much as £2.71.

The branch was running a two-for-£9.89 meal deal even though it’s cheaper to buy most of the dishes separately.

The menu gaffe meant that it was actually cheaper to buy the meals separately

A beady-eyed customers spotted the mistake on the menu at the Duke of Wellington branch in Minehead, Somerset.

The cheapest meal on the menu was for the small ham, egg and chips platter that cost £3.59 for one, or £7.18 for two.

But if the customer opted for the deal they would be overcharged by £2.71.

Most of the other meals on the menu, including small fish and chips, cottage pie and the five-bean chilli cost £4.10 each.

The Duke of Wellington Hotel in Minehead had the mistake on its menu

How to find cheapest Wetherspoon prices

PRICES for the pub chain vary massively – we know, we did the research.

But there is some good news for fans of the boozer.

Download the Wetherspoon app to your phone and check prices at your locals before setting off.

That way you’re always guaranteed to find the cheapest menu.

That means in the deal customers could be paying up to an extra £1.79 for their dinner.

The only dish that the deal seemed worth doing for is the steak and kidney pudding that costs £5.75 for one, meaning you’d save £1.61 in the deal.

The deal is available at the pub on the Wetherspoons app too but customers aren’t charged extra if their food is below £9.89.

The issue, which was spotted by customer Paul Kendrick on Sunday afternoon, was first reported by SomersetLive.

A spokesperson for Wetherspoons told the publication that it was an “anomaly” and that it would fix the issue as soon as possible.

He said: “This is an anomaly and we will address this. The tills at the pub will only charge the lower individual prices to give the best deal, even if two meals are ordered.”


If you’re a Wetherspoons regular then you should check out these fan Facebook groups where strangers buy them food and drink.

But be aware that the game can backfire, like this one lad who was bombarded with bizarre free drinks after his mate put out a Twitter appeal including milk, Fruit Shoots and curry sauce.

We reported how a thrifty student from Oxford has built a website that ranks every Wetherspoons drink on its alcohol-to-price ratio.


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