Beer-Loving Mare Banned From UK Bar

Pub owner gets new carpet, puts end to horsin' around
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Sep 30, 2008 2:00 PM CDT
Peggy's owner would leave her outside the Alexandra Hotel bar, until she followed him in one day. In an unrelated photo, two work horses take a break from hauling felled trees.   (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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(Newser) – A beer-swigging mare has been kicked to the curb following renovations at her favorite British watering hole, reports the Evening Chronicle. Peggy, a regular at the establishment since following her owner into the pub years ago, has been told to keep her hooves off the new carpeting. “Although she is probably cleaner than some of my customers, I had to put my foot down and show her the door,” said the bar's landlady.

Peggy, a former drinker of John Smiths bitter, now stands outside and watches, even in rain. “It’s like having lost one of the locals, but at least it leaves more beer for me,” says a regular.