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Why the long face? Horse walks into a pub and is given a packet of salt and vinegar crisps by the barman

  • Creamy the seven-year-old Nag pictured enjoying packet of crisps in pub
  • Owner Lisa Bond, 42, took her horse to the White Hart in Penzance, Cornwall
  • Horse didn't want to miss out as newly-refurbished pub was blessed by vicars

Dozens of jokes begin with the well-worn introduction, 'A horse walked into a bar'.

But now we might finally know the answer after Creamy the nag strolled into The White Hart in Penzance, Cornwall.

The hungry horse appeared to waste no time as he neighed at the barman, hinting she would like a packet of salt and vinegar crisps.

A horse walked into a bar ... To eat a packet of crisps! Creamy the nag tucked into a snack at the White Hart in Penzance, Cornwall

A horse walked into a bar … To eat a packet of crisps! Creamy the nag tucked into a snack at the White Hart in Penzance, Cornwall

Owner Lisa Bond accompanied seven year-old Creamy to the refurbished inn on his morning ride.

His unusual presence was blessed by two local vicars and landlord William Saunders who helped feed him at the pub in Ludgvan, Penzance, Cornwall.

Miss Bond, 42, said: 'We usually stop at a pub for a drink on most rides and as the White Hart is on our route we got to know the landlord quite well.

'The pub was being blessed after being refurbished and the landlord and my mum suggested that Creamy could come in for a packet of crisps

'It does sound like the start of a joke but Creamy would do anything for food and nothing fazes him and he took his place between the vicars.

Horsing around: Creamy didn't want to miss out as the newly-refurbished pub was being blessed by vicars but the excitable animal couldn't help but fool about for a photograph

Horsing around: Creamy didn't want to miss out as the newly-refurbished pub was being blessed by vicars but the excitable animal couldn't help but fool about for a photograph

She said: 'Everyone was delighted and a lot of people couldn't believe what they were seeing.

'It's just a shame he disgraced himself on the way out by eating the hanging basket.'

Lisa's mum Kim Johns, 62, added: 'He's one of those horses who will go anywhere you take him and we thought why not take him with us to the pub?

'He's always liked crisps as well so it just seemed like a good idea.

'We are thinking about doing a pub crawl for Macmillan.

'That's his second time in the pub – we went in the day before and we went in on the blessing day.

'People were shocked, saying 'oh my god, the horse is going in the pub!'

'They thought he was just going to be photographed outside.'

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