Woman Stunned After Receiving Bill for ‘1890’ Drink She Thought Cost Under £20


Everyone enjoys a cheeky cocktail, whether they prefer an aperol spritz, an espresso martini, or a more elegant negroni.

Additionally, the unavoidably inexpensive and joyous happy hour that frequently follows a cocktail usually enhances it.

On the other hand, a woman who believed her ‘1890’ cocktail would cost less than £20 was in for the shock of her life when she received the bill.

Watch her discuss the experience here:


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♬ original sound – Lynsey

Lynsey was on a romantic getaway with her spouse in London for New Year’s Eve when she made the bold decision to treat herself to a sophisticated cocktail at the hotel’s five-star bar on the first night of their five-night stay.

Lynsey accepted the bill for what she believed to be £18.90 after finishing the beverage, which she subsequently said she didn’t even particularly enjoy.

She was about to have the shock of her life, though, when the bill arrived, charging her £1,890, or about £2,000 in total.

Let alone two thousand pounds, I find it pretty exorbitant to pay twenty pounds for a drink.

Lynsey, who goes by the handle @lynsey_36 online, took to TikTok to open up to her followers about the shambolic situ.

She said: “So when I discovered the cocktail I had ordered was £2,000, I showed my husband the receipt and he was furious at me.


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♬ original sound – Lynsey

“So he left the bar. Left me on my own to deal with it. And I said to the young guy behind the bar, ‘Look I’m so sorry, I had no idea it was £1,890’.”

She continued by saying that the way the price was written on the menu—that is, with a space between the digits—was the reason she made the significant error.

Lynsey thought it was £18.90 because it was displayed as ’18 90,’ but after looking into it more, she acknowledged that the other pricing had a full stop in the middle and that it was “definitely [her] mistake.”

The manager arrived to investigate the situation when Lynsey, understandably, started to freak out and begged the barmaid that she couldn’t possible spend more than two grand for just two drinks.

But Lynsey was obviously worried about the little fortune of an upcoming bill since she spent the next four days of her trip making every effort to avoid going to the bar.

One night, she finally worked up the nerve to go back to the bar, and to her amazement, the manager welcomed her back with open arms.

That little sense of comfort, though, was short-lived when Lynsey questioned him about the bartender’s fate.

Lynsey was naturally devastated to learn that the employee had been fired by the management, who also told her so:

“So I burst into tears.

“I was so terribly, terribly upset. I said, ‘Look it’s not worth the guy’s job. I will pay the £2,000. I’m so, so, so sorry. It wasn’t his fault’.”