The Wareings were a family who stayed at Basil's hotel in the episode A Touch of Class. They ended up suffering from Basil's heavy doting on the supposed aristocratic guest, Lord Melbury. For instance, at lunch time, Basil forces them to move from their table, which is next to the window, midway through their meal so that Lord Melbury can have it. As a result, Mr. Wareing grew steadily more annoyed by the service. Later on, the two are seen in the bar waiting for Basil to take their order (Gin and Orange juice, Lemon squash and scotch and water). However, due to a combination of Basil's fawning over Lord Melbury and the latter's arrest, with Basil trying to attack Melbury, the Wareings are neglected and are understandably annoyed by this. Eventually, as Basil is hanging up Sybil's picture, she shows Mr. Wareing to Basil and Wareing angrily states "A Gin and Orange, a lemon squash, and a scotch and water, please!" Basil, annoyed by this and the fact that Sybil has been too lazy to bother serving the Wareings herself, shatters Sybil's picture, frogmarches Mr. Wareing to his table and finally serves him and his family.