'Why the long face?'
A new pub landlady got a shock when she discovered one of her regulars is a horse.
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."
And a whiskey for my men?