A horse walks into a bar... no joke!
THE question has been posed before: why the long face?
It normally follows the start of an old joke – a horse walks into a bar...
Bizarrely, in Bilston it’s no joke. It happened last Friday.
Drinkers at the Sir Henry Newbolt pub would have been forgiven for thinking they had downed one too many pints when they spotted the horse at the bar.
Stunned staff were taken by surprise when one of their regulars simply walked in with the animal. The man shepherded the skewbald cob through the front doors of the High Street pub just as customers were enjoying their evening pints.
Phone footage showed staff asking the man – thought to be called Tommy – to leave the Wetherspoons pub and take his drinking mate with him.
However, despite efforts to evict the animal, drinkers soon swarmed, taking selfies and even offering to buy the nag a drink.
One pub worker can be heard saying: “There’s an ‘oss in the pub and it needs to get out. Tommy, take your horse out!”
Customers, however, can be heard telling staff to “leave Tommy alone”.
Pub regular Kerry Ashfield captured the moment the horse appeared in the pub.
She said: “I drink in the pub often but no one could believe it when the man brought his horse in. It’s not something you see happen every day. It could only happen in Bilston.”
Kerry’s footage has been shared more than 4,000 times since it was posted online.
One person commented: “This is like something out of
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