Geordies are the most likely to avoid getting the drinks in when it’s their round.
A shocking 37% of people from Newcastle admitted they find an excuse to leave or go to the toilet when it is their turn at the bar.
Geordies are also the most likely to fib about being short of cash when it comes to paying back a loan to a pal or coughing up for a leaving do.
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And they will order the priciest dish on the menu then demand to pay equal shares of the bill, a poll found.
Paul Patterson, 44, a graphic designer from Newcastle, said: “I hate to admit it but I’ve done it – we all have, haven’t we?
“It happens when people keep turning up and the round keeps getting bigger and there is no way everyone will stand a round.
“You can be well out of pocket if you are not careful so it’s best to take an early bath or nip outside to take an urgent call.”
Plymouth people are the most honest about getting their round in and paying what they owe with just 19% admitting to pulling a fast one to save cash.
Leicester folk are the second tightest in Britain with 34% admitting they balk at paying for their round.
Capital One asked 1,500 UK adults if they dodged paying bills in restaurants and pubs.
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