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A disgusted landlord has shared CCTV photographs of a gaggle of laughing punters who he alleges staged a ‘dine and sprint’ at his pub and left with out paying for a £150 bar and meals invoice.

The alleged incident befell on the Horse and Jockey pub, within the fairly Peak District village of Tideswell on June 24 when the group of two girls and two males loved a slap-up meal on the venue.

The foursome loved two £27 10oz ribeye steaks with trimmings and two tasty Derbyshire gammon steaks costing £15.25 every. According to landlord John Watson they washed all of it down with actual ale and lagers.

Mr Watson advised the Mail Online the group, consisting of an older man and lady and a youthful couple, merely “walked out and weren’t seen again”.

He advised the paper: “We’re a family pub and our staff work really hard to provide good service and really good food and drink for our guests.

“The hospitality business is just simply getting again on its ft and we have come off the again of a troublesome winter so shedding £150 in income actually issues to us, as it will to any pub within the nation.

“I don’t know how people have the audacity to act that way, it’s shocking behaviour. We haven’t had anything like this before but it seems to be happening more often across the country.”

Exasperated by the incident the pub has posted images of the alleged non-payers on their Facebook web page, with the caption: “If anyone recognises any of these people please let us know, or kindly direct them back to the pub so they can pay their £100+ bill for food and drinks from Monday night the 24th.”

Commenting on the submit, followers of the pub expressed their anger on the state of affairs and lots of stated they hoped the group would come ahead.

One particular person wrote: “What a disgusting thing to do. I feel sorry for the pub, they work hard for their money.”

Another added: “I hope they get caught people work hard in the pub industry.”

The so-called ‘dine and sprint’ phenomenon of having fun with food and drinks at pubs and eating places earlier than making a run for it with out paying has been a difficulty plaguing the hospitality business in recent times.

In May, a pair dubbed Britain’s worst culprits for the stunt had been jailed after racking up greater than £1,000 in unpaid meals payments.