Pub installs ELECTRIC FENCE at bar to keep bettors socially away from staff


A PUB cordoned off its bar with an electric fence to prevent bettors from violating the rules of social distancing.

The owner of the Star Inn in St Just, Cornwall, said the extreme measures were for “the good of all” after bettors continued to ignore the guidelines on coronaviruses.

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Several revelers said Saturday they had been zapped by the fenceCredit: BPM Media

Star Inn owner Johnny McFadden told Cornwall Live, “He’s here for social distancing.”

“Before the fence, people were not following social isolation and doing what they wanted, but now people are paying attention to the guidelines on social isolation.”

The no-frills owner added, “It’s for everyone’s good. ”

With a warning sign, the fully loaded gate stands about a foot from the bar, ensuring that revelers don’t hurry while waiting to be served.

McFadden says fence is generally out, but was quick to warn: “It can be turned on”

Several drunk customers claim to have been zapped by the fence on Saturday night after a few pints.

A click of the fence went around social media, with some hailing it as “the best thing” they had seen in a long time.

Before the close, people did not follow social isolation and did what they wanted

Johnny McFadden

On the website of The Star Inn, it is described as a “real gem, full of tradition, character and immense charm” – but there is no mention of an electric fence.

The website reads: “One of the oldest pubs in the city, the Star Inn has been used in several roles in television and film, and is well known in the region for its excellent West Country beers. .

“It is one of the few pubs in the country to sell only wines, spirits and of course well-maintained beer! Go back in time, come and visit us, a warm welcome guaranteed. ”

This comes after pub owners struggled to keep drinkers out of society while the country took advantage of the first Friday night since the foreclosure.


Louis Chauvin, 26, who runs the Jaguar Shoes bar in Hoxton, told The Times: “It is quite difficult to communicate to customers, especially after two or three drinks, that they should behave.

“They can’t just get up and go to the bar for a drink or go to another table and chat with someone at random that they don’t know.

“Most of the time, the problem we have is that there is a table of pretty women and a table of pretty boys and they just say,” Okay, do you want a drink? ” – you can not do that.

In Leeds, revelers crowded into kebab shops and huddled with friends on the street.

The revelers hugged, held hands and enjoyed each other’s company after months of minimal contact.

Roy O’Keefe, owner of the Tib Street Tavern in the north end of Manchester, said it was young customers who mainly embraced the new freedoms.

He said, “The older crowd doesn’t seem to come in as much, that’s all the beer we sell right now – so you can say it’s a younger age group. “

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The pub is described as “a real gem, full of tradition, character and immense charm” on their website – but there is no mention of an electric fence.Credit: Google


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