If you are running low on mobile phone battery then pubs, bars and restaurants are no longer an electrical port in a storm.
Bar staff up and down the country have had enough of the hassle of charging mobile phones, giving away free electricity or hearing threats to sue when they break.
Pubs belonging to J D Wetherspoon, which has nearly 1,000 outlets across the UK, have started to ban phones being charged behind the bar.
A J D Wetherspoon spokesman told Metro.co.uk: ‘The bar itself is busy and we do not want people’s phones there.
‘We also do not want the hassle of phones keep being handed over the bar for charging.
‘If people wish to charge their phone in the pub, then that would be up to the discretion of the manager.’
Businessman John Singh, from North London, has been caught short several times this summer.
He said: ‘This has only been happening in the last month or so, it is like all the bars decided to say no together.
‘Mobile phones these days are not just phones they are mini-computers so are always running out of charge.
‘Running out of iPhone battery is a 21st century problem, the struggle is real, I might miss a message on one of my dating apps, an email or even a phone call.’
He added: ‘I needed my phone charged the other day and tried several places and they all said no because they might damage the phone, it’s health and safety gone mad.’
A pub landlord, who did not want to be named, explained why he took the decision to say no to everyone.
‘People were asking to charge their phones all day, and all it takes is for our staff to drop the phone and then we are going to get sued.
‘We have had people say our charger has broken their phone and they cause a load of trouble.’
He added: ‘People should get used to carrying a phone charger with them because they go mad when they run out of charge.
‘I say the world will still be spinning if they cannot answer their phone but we have had people even unplug our fruit machines to charge their phones.’