A pub is offering 25 per cent off meals if people lock their mobile phones away.

Pub's mobile phone ban

Pub's mobile phone ban

The Fat Boar in Wrexham, Wales, came up with the idea after getting fed up of seeing their customers glued to their phones, and agreed to let people have the discount if they hand the phone to staff for the entire duration of their meal.

Jade Darlington, restaurant manager, told the Mirror Online: ''We all see people sitting together at tables, waiting for their food without talking and looking at their phones.

''I think we all feel a certain amount of pressure to be constantly checking emails, social media, texts and all the other messaging on our phones.

''But if we can do something to encourage people to put their phones down and concentrate solely on one another and the fun night out they are having with us, then I think that's a really positive thing.''

Director Rich Watkin, who came up with the idea, said: ''I am the first to admit that I am constantly glued to my mobile phone.

''We all have busy lives and they can be a fantastic way to keep in touch with everything we need to run our hectic schedules.

''But I couldn't help but think it would be nice to encourage some of our loyal customers to make the most of an evening out with us and escape from all the constant 'bing bing' of information which these little devices throw at us.

''Mobiles can often be a real distraction and stop us from just sitting among family and friends and simply having a good conversation and that's why I came up with the idea.''