ENTIRE PUB STOLEN -
A MARQUEE hire boss is feeling deflated after thieves did a runner with his £5500 blow-up pub.
But when his staff went to collect it afterwards, it had vanished.
Joe said: "The pub weighs around 350 kilos, so someone couldn't just have stuck it under their arm and walked off. It would take four or five guys to move it."
"It's a bizarre thing to steal, as it would be almost impossible to hire out without us hearing about it.
"It could possibly be turned into a Santa's grotto - or someone might simply put it up in their back garden."
Joe described the blow-up bar, which can hold 50 people, as "a real crowd-puller" and "the closest thing to a real country pub".
It boasts an imitation tiled roof and chimney pots and brickwork decor.
Inside, there are mock Tudor beams, and, oddly, a dartboard.
But darts are banned, for obvious reasons.
"The incident happened between 8pm on Sunday, August 1 and 9am on Monday, August 2. "Anyone with information that can assist with our enquiries should contact police immediately."