Tiny beachside Tynemouth seafood shack reveals ‘outrageous’ £44,000 energy bill from British Gas

Tiny beachside Tynemouth seafood shack reveals ‘outrageous’ £44,000 energy bill from British Gas

That’s pretty fishy! Tiny beachside seafood shack reveals ‘outrageous’ £44,000 energy bill in online post slamming British Gas

  • Riley’s Fish Shack in Tynemouth has been charged £44,006.85 by British Gas
  • They beachside shack complained on Instagram playing the ‘share you bill’ game
  • Commenters called the incredibly high bill ‘outrageous’ and ‘disgusting’

A tiny shack on a beach which sells seafood has hit out at British Gas after it was smacked with a more than £44,000 energy bill.

Riley’s Fish Shack, in Tynemouth, North Tyneside, is famous for its fresh fish and idyllic location on King Edward’s Bay.

It was given a glowing review by food popular food critic Jay Rayner who called his lunch a ‘marvel’ for just around £10.

But despite its renown the restaurant has only three tables inside, a balcony area with a bench and seats outside on the beach where diners eat in the open air.

Riley’s Fish Shack (pictured), in Tynemouth, North Tyneside, is famous for its fresh fish and idyllic location on King Edward’s Bay and has been slapped with a £44,000 energy bill

Riley's has been given a glowing review by food critic Jay Rayner and was even paid a visit by Tom Cruise last year while he was filming part of Mission Impossible in the North East

Riley’s has been given a glowing review by food critic Jay Rayner and was even paid a visit by Tom Cruise last year while he was filming part of Mission Impossible in the North East

'Are you for real?!' Riley's Fish Shack shares there balance of -£44,006.85 on their British Gas account

‘Are you for real?!’ Riley’s Fish Shack shares there balance of -£44,006.85 on their British Gas account

The restaurant has taken to Instagram to berate British Gas for their quoted energy bill.

Sharing a screenshot of a business account that had a balance of minus £44,006.85, the shack said: ‘@britishgas are you for real?!

‘I’ve decided to join in this “share your bill on social media” game – can anytime beat this?’

The social media post added: ‘Needless to say, there’s not enough in that account to cover it!!!’

A social media user commented: ‘That is outrageous’. Another added: ‘Disgusting’.

A British Gas spokesperson said they were unable to comment.

The restaurant has only three tables inside (pictured), a balcony area with a bench and seats outside

The restaurant has only three tables inside (pictured), a balcony area with a bench and seats outside

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Oliver Price

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