Video: Mine’s a pint - and some hay for the donkey

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THE sound of donkeys braying is not the imagination of locals who may have had too much ale at one south Leeds pub.

Meet Bobby and Charlie who are two new surprise additions to the beer garden at the Falconer’s Rest, in Middleton.

Debbie Wood of the Falconers Rest pub, Leeds, has installed donkeys Bobby and Charlie in the beer garden.

Debbie Wood of the Falconers Rest pub, Leeds, has installed donkeys Bobby and Charlie in the beer garden.

The pair were rescued from certain slaughter by landlady Debbie Wood, who fell for the twosome after learning that they needed rehoming or else would face the chop.

Now they are settling in happily to their new life in a field, behind the pub.

They have a wide open space and a ‘stable’ made from a converted container to live in and exist happily munching on hay, carrots and apples.

Landlady Debbie joked: “It’s not like I don’t have enough to do with the pub and the beer barrels, but they make a great addition. Kids who come in with their parents are delighted to see them and always make a bee line for the donkeys.

Debbie Wood of the Falconers Rest pub, Leeds, has installed donkeys Bobby and Charlie in the beer garden.

Debbie Wood of the Falconers Rest pub, Leeds, has installed donkeys Bobby and Charlie in the beer garden.

“In the summer we hope we can bring a bit of the seaside to Middleton and maybe do donkey rides and have a Middleton on sea event.”

She said the pets, who have an enclosure near the pub’s play area, need mucking out and eat a lot of hay.