STEAK NIGHT was ruined for thousands across the country when a supplier was probed into their food standards. 

J D Wetherspoon, the company running local pubs such as The Old Manor and The Gig House, was unable to offer any meat products on January 23. 

Ian Heath took to Twitter to vent his frustration after he was unable to get a steak at The Old Manor pub. 

He posted: "No steak on 'steak night' at the Old Manor in Bracknell. What exactly is a 'supplier failure'? And the Doom Bar is 'off'.

Wetherspoon apologised to customers for the inconvenience.

Spokesman Eddie Gershon told the Press Association: "We have had a supply issue with our pubs.

"Currently rump steak, sirloin steak and gammon steak are not available, but we hope to resolve this soon."

The chain's meat supplier, Russell Hume, has now been investigated by the Food Standards Agency into their compliance with food hygene regulations. 

The FSA said in a statement: "Following an unannounced inspection of Russell Hume's Birmingham site on January 12, we became aware of instances of serious non-compliance with food hygiene regulations.

"This has led us and Food Standards Scotland to investigate all Russell Hume sites, and other locations where their product is stored, in England, Scotland and Wales.

"Russell Hume were unable to demonstrate compliance with food hygiene rules at its locations, so we have stopped any product from leaving their sites until the business can provide assurances that they are complying with the relevant legislation, and that they are producing safe food.

"We have also instructed Russell Hume to undertake a withdrawal of all affected product in the supply chain."