A horse walks into a bar... no joke!

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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

> The horse in the Black Coun­try pub

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