A horse walks into a bar, the bartender looks up and says: [Insert appropriate joke here].
How many times have you heard that line or something similar to start a joke? Apparently, it is not a joke in a town in England. The new owner of the local pub found that out the hard way when Peggy walked in for her usual. A pint of John Smith's bitter and some onion crisps. Peggy being a horse belonging to another regular, retired oil rigger Peter Dolan.
The new landlady of a pub came in for a shock when she discovered one of her regulars was a horse.
Cart horse Peggy often joins owner Peter Dolan for a pint or two of her favourite bitter.
But no-one told Jackie Gray when she took over the Alexandra Hotel in Jarrow, South Tyneside.
The landlady said she got the shock of her life when the 12-year-old horse walked in.
"I couldn't believe what I was seeing when this horse walked in," she said.
"She's no bother when she's in. She's got the taste for John Smiths and also likes pickled onion crisps."
Apparently Peggy is better behaved than some of the other regulars. They don't specify who the less well behaved ladies are, though. I wonder if it could be a couple of nuns?