A VIDEO has captured the bizarre moment a man brought a pony into a pub ahead of the Appleby Horse Fair.

Stunned drinkers watched on as the man, thought to be a traveller, trotted a pony into a pub ahead of Europe's largest horse fair.

The footage, captured at the Crown and Cushion Pub in Appleby, shows a white pony being trotted through the entrance and into a bar area filled with drinkers.

Someone can be heard shouting: 'You can't have it in here' on the video.

The pub declined to comment when approached by this newspaper.