Wetherspoons temporarily shut after rat stole customer's chip

A Wetherspoons was closed down after a rat stole a man's chip while he was enjoying a quiet meal with his partner.

Wetherspoons temporarily shut after rat stole customer's chip

A restaurant was forced to shut after a rat stole a chip.

Reece Coombs, 22, issued a complaint after he felt the furry pest scurry up his leg while he was munching on a meal in Wetherspoons in Trowbridge, Wiltshire with his partner Lucy.

He told The Daily Telegraph newspaper: "We were sat there having a conversation and a rat ran up and took my chip out of my hand. It ran up my knee with some speed- it felt like somebody had kicked me."

Following the 30-minute evacuation, pest controllers were summoned and two rats were found.

While Reece has received a full refund for his meal, he wishes to take matters further and will avoid eating at the pub chain in the future.

A spokesman added: "We aim to uphold the highest standards in our pubs at all times and apologise to customers for this situation."

The pub has since been reopened and Wetherspoons claims the ordeal is being "dealt with."

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