Pub installs electric fence to keep customers away from bar
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Pub installs electric fence to keep customers away from bar

A PUB is using a truly bizarre method to ensure customers adhere to social distancing guidelines and that they don't gather at the bar, by setting up an electrified fence.

The Star Inn in Cornwall, south-west England, came up with the idea to keep their bar-staff safe from any would-be crowders or overly cosy customers.

The bright spark behind the move is Johnny MacFadden, a local farmer would you believe, who insisted the electric fence was a necessity for the pub.

"Before the fence, people were not following social-distancing and were doing as they pleased," he told Cornwall Live.

"But now people take heed to the guidance around social distancing."

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We would imagine so!

Despite the shocking revelation, McFadden insists that the fence isn't usually switched on, but could be if things got out of hand.

"It's just a deterrent," said bartender Joel Carne-Mead, "but hopefully the sight of it will help keep people away. That's how it works with cattle too, animals see it and often don't want to test it."

The pubs have been opened in the UK since July 4.