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Seven priests walk into a bar...no it's not a joke

The priests walked into the City Arms to celebrate, but were soon told to leave. Credit: Google Street View

A group of priests celebrating the ordination of a fellow clergyman were thrown out of a pub when they were mistaken for a stag do.

Dressed in long black robes with dog collars, the seven Roman Catholic priests were toasting Father Peter McClaren who had been ordained at Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David on Saturday, when they were told they would have to leave as stag dos were banned.

They were all dressed in their black and white clothes and the staff thought they were a stag.

We do have quite a few issues on the weekends with parties wearing fancy dress so it is our policy to turn them away.

I started to realise that they were quite serious - and in the end we invited them in and gave them a free round of drinks.

– Matt Morgan, City Arms assistant manager

The pub says that stag and hen dos have been banned in case they cause trouble at weekends, but once the mistake was realised the seminarians settled in to enjoy their celebrations, even posing for a picture with a pint.

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An Archdiocese of Cardiff spokesman thanked the pub for being good sports, but did issue a slight warning for the future.

We'd like to thank the City Arms for being good sports through all of this and their kind gesture to our seminarians.

And please note a number of our clergy, including the Archbishop of Cardiff, frequent your bar so don't turf any more out please

– Archdioceses of Cardiff spokesman

They joined us live on Facebook, back in the pub:

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