TikTok star says Wetherspoons ‘scammed’ him out of £2,000 of food and drink

A TikTok star has claimed he has been "scammed" out of £2,000 worth of Wetherspoons food and drink orders purchased by his followers.

Tom Birchy, 23, told his followers which table he was sitting at while out at one of the pubs, which led to thousands of them wanting to buy him a treat on the Wetherspoons app.

The self proclaimed "King of Leeds" has over 170,000 followers on the popular app which led to the star being sent a ridiculous amount of food and drink, Leeds Live reported.

He was spotted enjoying a double whisky, ice cream and other drinks while his table continued to be piled up with single pots of peas and fried eggs.

The star managed to cause a surge of more than £2,000 at The Golden Beam Wetherspoons in Headingley.

But in a later update to his followers, the TikTok creator angrily accused the branch of "scamming" him when "lazy staff refused" to serve Tom anymore.

Tom said: "Right, full madness, anything you've ordered is not going to be sent. And also you are not going to be refunded.

"The lady did explain why but yeah if you've ordered something for me, I've not received it and you're not getting your money back." Tom was allegedly told "there was too much alcohol being offered to his table" and "the pub would not fulfil any other orders".

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One critical follower said putting pressure on the bar "isn't good" to which he replied "Na bro trust me I used to work in a Wetherspoons in Leeds as well – 40 hours a week it was hard graft mate.

"As long as their followers got their money back I don't give a f**k but when the bar manager is saying they can't have refunds because they are not present in the bar and it is in the terms and conditions.

"When one of my boys reads the terms and conditions and finds out that's not in it that's theft."

Wetherspoons has since released a statement confirming they are working on refunding all of the orders which were not delivered to the TikToker.

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A spokesperson said: "This slows down service for the pub’s customers.

"It is also contrary to the Company’s responsible drinking policy, which is designed to promote the statutory licensing objectives, an important part of the pub licensing system As a matter of common sense, it is undesirable for customers to build up a large number of drinks on their table at any one time.

"The customer was informed that there was too much alcohol being ordered to his table and the pub would not fulfil any other orders. We understand at this stage, he asked his followers to send drinks to other tables.

"Refunds could not be processed on the day are currently being processed for the food and drink not delivered. We are working through the refunds as quickly as we can but due to the volume, there may be some delay."

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