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."

Watch the report from New York's PIX 11


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