A pensioner assaulted a pub manager in a row over food service, a court heard.
Michael Jenkinson threw the remnants of a pint of cider over The Head of Steam bar manager Paul Hutchinson.
The 67-year-old, who had earlier complained about the wait for his meal, told police: “It was the least he deserved.”
Jenkinson, who lives in Norway for the majority of the year, pleaded guilty to assault at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.
The incident happened at the Huddersfield pub on May 9.
Jenkinson was there with a group of 12 friends celebrating an upcoming football match and the party had ordered food.
Andy Wills, prosecuting, said: “There was some disagreement on the time to cook the meal. Mr Hutchinson dealt with it the best he could even though there was one member of staff doing the cooking.”
Jenkinson then complained to Mr Hutchinson about the quality of his food.
There was a verbal disagreement in which Mr Hutchinson felt he was being mocked for being from the North East.
Magistrates heard that Mr Hutchinson offered him a refund and asked him to leave.
Mr Wills said: “He (Jenkinson) picked up a pint glass containing the remnants of a pint of cider. He threw the contents over Mr Hutchinson, wetting his clothing and the side of his face. The defendant left the bar and boarded the 16:55 train to Manchester”.
Arfaq Nabi, mitigating, said that the IT consultant was unhappy about the food and the service and launched a complaint initially with a waitress.
He said: “The manager responded by telling him and his friends to get out and he took exception to this.
“He does regret his actions, he was in drink at the time.”
Magistrates ordered Jenkinson to pay £150 compensation to Mr Hutchinson. He must also pay £85 costs and £15 victim surcharge.