Prime Minister makes pit stop at North Lincolnshire pub on general election campaign trail

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 11 May 2017

Following a visit to the Scunthorpe British Steel works yesterday, Prime Minister Theresa May popped into a village local for tea.

Staff at the Bird in the Barley in Messingham were delighted and surprised to discover who their VIP diner was.

But, unfortunately, Mrs May and her retinue missed the tea-time special which ended at 6.30pm and had to rely on the normal menu.

William and Debbie Jackson, who have owned the Barley since 2009, were unavailable for comment.

But after publishing the pictures from the Prime Minister's visit on their public Facebook page, several customers had their say on the surprise visit.

Glenness Nundy said: "I was there working but must say she came across as a very nice lady."

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Vicki Whitaker said: "She visited the street my mum lives in in Messingham too!"

Natasha Marsh said: "I think she's going a great job."

Carol Gawley said: "Did she have a meal?"

The Barley is a favourite with real ale drinkers and has picked up several awards from the Campaign for Real Ale.

The Prime Minister visited Scunthorpe yesterday following a stop on the Conservative Party campaign trail.

However, union leaders slammed the visit as "shameless electioneering."

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