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Pub defends £100 parking charge for non-customer waiting 11 minutes

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Pub defends £100 parking charge for non-customer waiting 11 minutes

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A pub has defended a £100 charge to a customer who stopped in its car park for 11 minutes without paying.

The non-customer waited in The Bowery's car park, in Hull, without using the pub's pay and display system.

Parking spaces are vital to business in pubs, and the manager of the Bowery defended the charge.

"Our car park is available for our customers and the T&Cs are clearly marked highlighting the risks for non-customers choosing to park there," she told the PMA​.

Any paying customers at the pub can refund their car parking charges at the bar.

The offender claims she was waiting to pick up her parents but left when she found out they didn't need collecting.

She later received a letter - sent by a private company that runs the car park - detailing the penalty.

The Bowery’s pubco, Marston’s, said it’s not aware of any plans to refund the charge.

The manager said she couldn’t comment any further, as the parking system is run by the private company.

The non-customer told the Hull Daily Mail she didn’t consider abiding by the pay and display system as she wasn’t planning to leave the car.

Is the charge justified? How important are pub parking spaces? Send your views to oli.gross@wrbm.com

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