Belinda Mulcah and her partner Jo Sheperd were celebrating Belinda’s birthday in a restaurant in North Wales when they got a nasty surprise.
The couple were staying at the Hafan y Mor holiday park in Pwllheli, North Wales, and were enjoying a celebratory meal.
But then they received the receipt and it allegedly stated, in big capitals, “lesbians”.
Here it is:
Belinda looked at me and she said, ‘Are you alright?’ I showed her and she was speechless.
We hadn’t done anything overt. We hadn’t been kissing at the bar or holding hands. We could have been friends. We could have been relations. We could have been a whole host of things. So the fact he decided to identify us as lesbians was a bit horrifying. We were shocked at how stupid this man had been.
The couple complained, and the bar manager allegedly tried to take the receipt off them and offer them a few free drinks.
As if that was going to make it ok. It doesn’t make [what happened] better in any shape or form.
A spokesperson from Hafan y Môr told DIVA:
This incident should not have occurred and we are sorry for any distress caused.
Following an investigation conducted by management, the individual concerned has been subject to internal disciplinary action. Our team members will also undertake refreshed training courses to ensure that an incident like this does not occur in the future.