A COUPLE were left fuming after they were charged almost £50 for two portions of fish and chips.
The two of them were touring the North Coast 500 route in Scotland when they stopped at the Kylesku Hotel in Sutherland.
However, they were left stunned by their £71 bill which included two portions of fish and chips for a whopping £24.95 each.
An image of the bill shows that the party of two ordered just two beer-battered cod and chips alongside a glass of wine each.
The glass of Pinot Grigio cost £12 whilst the Malbec was priced at £9.25, meaning the two mains came to a whopping £49.90.
A further image shared by another alleged visitor of the hotel shows what is claimed to be the fish and chips in question.
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The plate consists of two rather small nugget-shaped fillets of battered fish, a smear of mushy peas and only eight thick-cut chips which have been stacked in a bizarre cairn-like formation.
This backlash comes after The Kylesku Hotel was the first acquisition of Highland Coast Hotels Ltd in April 2021 – a business set up with the apparent intention of purchasing hotels along the NC500 route.
Locals now believe this changing of hands is primarily to blame for the soaring prices seen here.
The images were shared online by these concerned locals earlier with the caption: “A word of warning for those visiting the Highlands.
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“The Kylesku Hotel used to be well known for its seafood and welcome but has sadly been bought by a company trying to cash in on the NC500 which is still living off the old reputation.
“Trust us, there are far better-priced and better-quality places up here that will give you a proper welcome – not merely try to rob you.
“Please don’t judge the Highlands on these profiteers.”
The post was liked by more than 200 people with hundreds flocking to the comment section in uproar over the prices.
Brian Lawson said: “Shameful, well done highlighting this.”
Adrian Pipe wrote: “Wow, that’s crazy prices, thanks guys for sharing this and getting the word out, shame that was such a nice place.”
Katrina Parsey added: "It’s shameful. They have also bought the Plockton Inn. The prices there are outrageous too."
Richard Wylie replied: “Giving Highland hospitality a seriously bad name. Outrageous.”
Stevie Ewing commented: “That’s disgusting. Pure greed.”
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Kylesku Hotel has been approached for comment.
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