A Teesside woman has been ‘barred’ from a popular Stockton pub after she slammed its takeaway Sunday dinner on social media.

Katie Lou posted a picture of her £21 Rolled Pork Belly takeout Sunday dinner from the Hope and Union pub in Stockton, slamming it as ‘cold’ and ‘very chewy’.

The mum paid £20.83 in total for the meal on Sunday (October 23) through Uber Eats and reached out to the pub to express her disappointment and threatened to post the lunch on social media.

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But when the pub came back to her later that day they said Katie’s actions were ‘deplorable’ and she was told she was barred.

Posting about her meal Katie said: “Fuming with this dinner! The pork has more fat on it than my ar*e. Yes it's pork belly and it’s meant to have fat on it, but it was very chewy, there is more fat than meat and everything was cold. Never again – I’d rather starve to be frank! Don’t get me started on the portion size!”

The Northern Echo: Katie Lou's bill came to just under £21/Katie Lou's bill came to just under £21/ (Image: KATIE LOU/FB)

But in messages seen by The Northern Echo the Hope and Union told Katie: “We won’t be engaging in this, it’s deplorable. Our record for customer service speaks for itself – so does your behaviour and actions thus far.”

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The pub later added: “Your (sic) barred.”

The Hope and Union was recently listed among The Guardian’s top 30 spots for Sunday lunch, as one of only three North East venues to make the list.

In the list the Stockton venue is described as “an unassuming pub in an unassuming place [that] punches well above its weight.”

The Northern Echo has contacted the Hope and Union for a response.

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