Welsh pub in New York faces fine over job advert

The pub proudly displays Welsh flags outside. Credit: Longbow Pub & Pantry

A venue which sells itself as "New York's only Welsh pub" is facing a large fine, accused of trying to uphold its distinctive culture through discrimination.

Longbow Pub & Pantry put out an advert for a new bartender which said: "being British definitely works in your favour."

The New York City Commission on Human Rights said the pub has violated discrimination law, and it could now have to pay a fine of $7,500 (£4,800).

Owner Michael Colbert, who is originally from Wales, told New York television station PIX 11 "we are looking for people who understand British culture."