Man Rides Horse Into Pub On Jubilee Weekend Sending Beer Flying
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Surreal footage shows the moment a man rode a horse into a pub over the jubilee weekend, with the chaos sending him – and someone’s pint – flying. Watch the video here:
The bloke and his horse had turned up at the The Angel Inn in Burnley, Lancashire, on Thursday 2 June, the first day of the extended bank holiday celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Footage filmed by an onlooker shows him being led into the pub on his horse by someone else, as punters cheer on.
However, as he reaches the door frame – clearly not designed for those so elevated – he bangs his head, despite bobbing down to avoid it.
He then hits his head on the next door frame, and comes crashing onto the floor from his horse.
And that wasn’t the end of the drama, either, as the mayhem ended up knocking someone’s pint to the floor.
The person who captured the shocking scenes on camera said: "We were all having a good time, having a drink and a laugh and celebrating the Jubilee.
"This lad comes in holding his horse with a rope and another man on the back of it, riding it into the pub!
"He whacked his head on the top of the door frame, stumbled backwards and fell into this other man who, at the time, had a pint in his hand.
"He knocked it all over him, covering him in beer! Everyone in the pub was laughing and the horse was at the bar ordering a beer - well, that's what it looked like!
"After the video ended, the bar staff told him to take the horse out and we just carried on with our day.
''Not every day you see a horse come into a pub!"
Pubs were allowed to stay open longer over the special bank holiday weekend, with Home Secretary Priti Patel saying the temporary change would provide a much-needed 'boost' to the hospitality industry after a prolonged period of difficulty.
The hours were extended from 11pm to 1am, and were in place from Thursday 2 June to Saturday 4 June, allowing punters to continue toasting Queen Elizabeth into the small hours.
Under Section 172 of the Licensing Act 2003, the Home Secretary is able to make an order relaxing licensing hours to mark occasions of 'exceptional national significance'.
Pubs have previously been granted extensions to opening times on other equally historic occasions, including the Queen's 90th birthday in 2016, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's 2011 wedding and, of course, sporting events like the 2014 FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Euro 2020 final.