Man charged £55k for one beer

An Australian man was accidentally charged £55,000 for one beer at a Manchester hotel.

Man charged £55k for one beer

An Australian man was accidentally charged £55,000 for one beer at a Manchester hotel.

Peter Lalor - who was in the city to cover the Ashes series - ordered a £5.50 Decuhers IPA at the Malmaison before being stunned to discover how much it had actually set him back.

He wrote on Twitter: "Something, however, made me ask: 'How much did I just pay for that beer?' She checked, covered her mouth, started to giggle and refused to tell me, saying only there had been a mistake and she would fix it.

"She kept giggling. I told her it needed to be fixed and fixed right now. She ran to get her manager who took the situation far more seriously and went about attempting to arrange a refund. She told me somebody would be in contact."

A hotel spokesman said: "We are currently carrying out an investigation into what took place. We have been in contact with Peter to apologise and ensure this has been resolved as quickly as possible."

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