Toddler gets Frankie & Benny's whisky surprise on his birthday

12 October 2012

drinking-8928 A great man once said ‘You can‘t give booze to a baby’, and those words of wisdom have been proved beyond all reasonable measure in a Frankie & Benny’s restaurant in Swansea.

Poor Sonny Rees was the victim in question, when he was accidentally given a large glass of whisky (albeit watered down) instead of the fruit juice that he usually prefers.

His mum Nina describes the scene thus: “We went to the restaurant just after midday and I had ordered him lime juice and water, his favourite. The drinks arrived and I was encouraging him to take sips because he was eating salty things. We had finished our first course when we noticed he was pulling a face as he was drinking.

"I took it from him and took a sip myself. It was whisky, I would say a double. As soon as I sipped it I had the slight burny feeling in my throat and warming in my chest. Sonny had taken about 10 sips - he was obviously intoxicated. I immediately went into a panic and a rage - I was crying my eyes out."

Once Nina had realised what had happened, she took Sonny to a local A&E. After being checked out and given lots of strong coffee, he was given the all-clear and allowed to go home.

So that’s Frankie & Benny’s and Costa Coffee that appear to be waging war on out children. Are they safe ANYWHERE?

14 comments

  • Idi A.
    "I had the slight burny feeling in my throat... I was crying my eyes out". No kidding, Nina? Angling for a bit of compo are we? Hmm? As if the poor kid hasn't suffered enough being landed with a name like Sonny, he has a whiney money-grabbing mother too. It was a fuck-up Nina. Live with it.
  • 4nd
    I suspect the strong coffee did more damage than the alcohol.
  • Tony B.
    "We had finished our first course when we noticed he was pulling a face as he was drinking" - poor lad, he was naive enough to expect the whisky to be half-decent. I'd have done the same.
  • Tom
    My 14 years old sister was once given a Smirnoff ice from them instead of a water... Needless to say I drank it and we moved on. No biggie and reporting it could have caused a big issue.
  • meat
    Wow, Nina's really aggressive when she's drunk.
  • 9-eyes
    @4nd Please tell me that was just a brilliantly dead-pan delivery of an average joke.
  • David
    I'd be pulling a face drinking lime juice and water to be fair, and since when does whisky and water look like lime juice and water? The waitress perhaps thought that your moronic enough to be giving your toddler very salty foods that alcohol wouldn't be a problem to wash it down with.
  • Chris
    I wonder if they will have their alcohol licence revoked for serving minors?
  • Avon B.
    @ Chris No, because it wasn't intentional. When drinks are served in tinted glasses in a restaurant lit like a nightclub, these things happen.
  • lumoruk
    @ 4nd the strong coffee quote was added by Bitterwallet, the kid didn't actually get strong coffee, just observation. I suspect the kid didn't actually drink any and it was quite obvious to the parents that whisky coloured water is very much different to lime coloured water lol
  • Michael J.
    Mr Savile and I prefer to think of it as Jesus Juice.
  • Blazingsoiam
    The mother is just a money grabbing cunt. An honest mistake blown out of proportion by this stupid bitch. How about you stop feeding your toddler deep fried, salty junk food? She is the epitome of modern parenting and should have the child removed, before it grows up to a life of hand outs, benefits and general "cuntism".
  • Dick
    > As soon as I sipped it I had the slight burny feeling in my throat and warming in my chest. That's bollocks. You only get a warming in your chest once you have swallowed it, not just sipped it.
  • Chris g.
    Thank god you didn't give the kid the coffee from there. I had two small cups this morning and it still feel like I've taken class a drugs. They should have a warning on it.

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