The landlady of a Burton pub says she will not be deterred from providing sun cream for customers after two bottles were stolen over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.
Denise Sage, 50, landlady of The Crossing, in High Street, said she has been leaving bottles of sun cream out for customers to use during the summer months for several years.
She says the beer garden at the back of the pub and restaurant can become a sun trap, making it an ideal spot for sunbathers.
She said: "I like sitting out in the sun and I always carry sun cream with me, so I thought it would be a nice thing to do for our customers to offer some at our pubs.
"It has become really popular and lots of people will come up to the bar and say how nice it is that we offer that. I've sat outside myself with a drink in the sun and saw people going up and using it, which was good to see."
However, when the warm weather arrived over the recent Bank Holiday weekend, two bottles of factor 30 and factor 50 sun cream that had been left out for people to use had been taken.
The landlady said she was disappointed when she discovered the bottles had been stolen but vowed it will not stop the pub providing sun cream in future.
Denise said: "When the staff told me the bottles had been stolen I was so angry - this is something nice we are trying to do for our customers and someone has just taken it.
"We left a sign out telling people to help themselves, but someone took that a little too literally.
"I won't let it deter us though, we will be getting some more bottles in for people to use. We might just have to leave them on the bar and let people know they can come inside to use the cream.
"I was so disappointed. We have lovely customers who come in regularly and I won't let one person ruin it for them.
"We will definitely have some more sun cream ready for everyone when he have our gin and tequila festival."
The Crossing has CCTV cameras but Denise said the pub had been so busy over the May Day Bank Holiday that it had been impossible to monitor all the customers.
The pub will be holding its annual festival between June 8 and 10 and everyone is invited to sample one of 45 gins and tequilas that will be on offer throughout.