A private Harrow bar which claimed Al Pacino and Robert Redford were regulars has been fined more than £2,000 for selling alcohol to non-members.
Ruby M, in Alexandra Avenue, had a signing book which included Jaws, the shark from the film of the same name, and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, however the supposed celebrity regulars were suspiciously absent from the bar when it was discovered customers were able to buy drinks without question.
The owners of the private members club were found guilty of abusing their licence at Harrow Magistrates Court, in Rosslyn Crescent, on February 13.
The owners Umesh and Grisha Jivraj of Woodbury Avenue, North Harrow admitted to breaching the Licensing Act 2003 and were fined £2,000 each and £500 each in costs
Two years ago the couple were warned about selling alcohol by the police.
Councillor Susan Hall (Conservative), portfolio holder for environment services, said: "Private members' clubs are granted licences on condition that they only serve proper members.
"Much as I'm sure Robert Redford and Al Pacino would enjoy a visit to Harrow's nightlife, they patently weren't regulars at Ruby M's."