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Guinness-loving miniature pony now living in the garden of his local pub

Stout-loving Patrick the mini-horseregularly stands calmly at the bar of the Drum Inn.

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Patrick the mini-horse was born on St. Patrick's Day. (SWNS)

By Ed Cullinane via SWNS

A miniature pony that became famous for regularly going to the pub for a Guinness has moved into a new home - in the garden of his local boozer.

Stout-loving Patrick, aptly named as he was born on St Patrick's Day, regularly stands calmly at the bar of the Drum Inn.

He has become a familiar face in the village pub at Cockington, Devon, with owner Kirk Petrakis.

Patrick and the other horses who pull the famous Cockington carriages recently had to leave their home at stables in the village.

But he has now found a new home in the garden - of his local pub.

Drum Inn landlord Matthew McKinley-Booton said they have built Patrick an enclosure in the pub garden.

The pony will now spend his life as a fully-trained therapy pony.

Patrick is now the official mascot for Devon Recovery Learning Community and to the War Horse Memorial.

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Kirk said: '"At the pub, he likes a sip of Guinness and he has a carrot - that's it.

"It's a special treat for him. We decided on Guinness as he was born on St Patrick's Day.

"It also has some nutritional value for him. He just has a few sips - nothing too heavy.

"The response has been brilliant. People coming over to take photos and lots of children enjoyed meeting him.

"He loves being in the pub and he really loves all the attention."

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