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‘Why the long face?’


A new pub landlady got a shock when she discovered one of her regulars is a horse. Peter Dolan with cart horse Peggy as she enjoys a pint of John Smiths at the Alexandra hotel in Jarrow South, Tyneside, where he is regular /PA

Jackie Gray recently became landlady at the Alexandra Hotel in Jarrow, Tyneside. She says she got a pleasant surprise when carthouse Peggy joined owner Peter Dolan for a pint. The 12-year-old’s tipple is a pint of John Smiths and pickled onion crisps.

Mrs Gray said: “When I bought the pub a few weeks ago I heard rumours that one of the regulars was a horse but I didn’t quite believe them. It was a hot day when the horse came in and I was shocked at first because I have never run a pub before.”

Mr Dolan, 61, from Jarrow, bought Peggy six years ago and discovered her fondness for the pub when she followed him inside. According to the BBC he said: “Peggy’s no bother at all. Most of the regulars know her as she’s been coming in here for years and for them Peggy’s a bit of a novelty. She’s a proper lady.”

October 4, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on ‘Why the long face?’