A SLAITHWAITE couple dining in a local pub were outraged after being refused a glass of tap water.
Henry and Judith Crowther, of Varley Road, spent £111 on a meal for four, including wine, when they visited The White House at Holt Head, near Slaithwaite.
But when Mr Crowther asked for a glass of water for his wife to drink with her meal, he was told the pub didn't serve tap water.
"My wife doesn't drink wine and always has water with her meal.
"We couldn't believe it when we were told the pub didn't serve tap water," he said.
And Mr Crowther said he was even more surprised as he had been served a jug of water with a meal at the pub just before Christmas.
"We are both retired and we have days out all over Yorkshire.
"We've never been refused or charged before. I will definitely not be returning to the pub," he added.
Last week, a woman hit the national headlines after being told she would have to pay £2 for a glass of water in a Newquay hotel.
Phil Tait, licensee of The White House who took over the business just before Christmas, said there had been some confusion in this instance with staff training.
It had now been put right.
He said that although the pub preferred to serve mineral water, because of quality, it was quite happy to serve jugs of iced water on the table free for people who were dining.