David Cameron visits pub in Brington

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THE Prime Minister David Cameron enjoyed a drink with his family during an impromptu visit to a pub near Althorp.

David Cameron sampled a pint of Northamptonshire ale on Father’s Day during a visit to the Althorp Coaching Inn in Great Brington.

Staff and customers were amazed when Mr Cameron walked in to the pub on Father’s Day with his wife, Samantha, and one of his children.

Marc Lagalante, a 41-year-old chef at the pub, also known as the Fox and Hounds, said the Prime Minister looked ‘relaxed and happy’ during his visit there.

He said: “He looked happy and was relaxing with his family.

“He went straight into the garden and I saw him and spoke to him.

“I asked him ‘how are you?’ and he said ‘fine, how are you?’

“When I went into the pub and told people I had just spoken to the Prime Minister I think they thought I had lost the plot.”

Barman Jim Smith said he almost missed the Prime Minister’s visit as the pub was so busy and the drinks were bought by one of his security guards.

He said: “I’m really pleased that he chose our pub to come and relax in.

“He drank a pint of ale and Samantha had half a lager.

“It’s nice to see that he can come to a pub and not be bothered by people.”

Mr Smith said Mr Cameron was not the first famous person to have visited the pub.

Hollywood star Jonny Depp has also enjoyed a meal there in the past.