A DAD has shared his shock after his four-year-old daughter was left 'drunk' after she was served an alcoholic drink by mistake at Frankie and Benny’s in Burtonwood.

Mark Thomas, 33, along with his partner Kate had taken their daughter Evelyn to the food chain on Apollo Park on December 20 where they ordered her a 'softail' from the kids' menu.

But instead the youngster was served a drink called 'F&B on the Beach' which contained Eristoff vodka, Archers Peach Schnapps and orange and cranberry juice.

It was only after Evelyn had consumed a third of the alcoholic beverage that a waitress came rushing over to admit the mistake.

Writing in his blog The Honest Father, he said: “Over the next 10 minutes or so, Evelyn started acting a bit strange.

“I’m not sure how to explain this fully as four year olds are strange by nature anyway, but when she literally stood on her part of the booth and started dancing I suspected we were seeing our four-year-old child drunk.”

Evelyn continued to deteriorate and after calling 111, the couple rushed their daughter to A&E.

The systems analyst said: “They asked her to walk in a straight line and she couldn’t – she was awake at this point and it wasn’t tiredness.

“A few more checks later and the doctor advised that we put her in our bed and let her “sleep it off” as she was in fact drunk.”

The next day Evelyn complained that she was ‘groggy, croaky’ and had ‘a sore head’.

A spokesman for Frankie and Benny’s has since apologised for the mistake.

He said: “We sincerely apologise for this unfortunate incident and any distress caused.

"Our staff acted quickly as soon as they became aware of the situation.

“This was genuine human error and we will do our utmost to ensure this does not happen again."

But Mark has been unhappy with the response from the company so far.

He said: “I’ll liaise with Frankie and Benny’s and see what can be done about this. I haven’t decided how far I’ll take it, but I’m not happy with the cavalier attitude thus far.

“The latest email I received was signed off “Yours sincerely, Guest Services”. Effort.

“I feel sorry for the waitress, and I will be unhappy if she’s disciplined. This is a training issue as I see it.

“I’m not sure we’ll be heading back there though. I might be a bit soft, but the memory of Evelyn swaying and being drunk isn’t much of an appetite builder.

“There was nothing merry about the situation in the slightest."