The landlord of The Star Inn in St Just, Cornwall says the extreme measures were for “everyone’s benefit” after punters continued to ignore the coronavirus guidelines.
Star Inn landlord Johnny McFadden told Cornwall Live: “It’s there for social-distancing,”
“Before the fence, people were not following social-distancing and were doing as they pleased, but now people take heed to the guidance around social distancing”.
The no nonsense landlord added: “It’s for everybody’s benefit.”
Along with a warning sign, the fully charged barrier stands around a foot away from the bar, insuring revellers don’t crowd around as they wait to be served.
Mr McFadden claims that the fence is usually switched off, but was quick to warn that: “It can be turned on”
Several boozed-up customers claim they were zapped by the fence on Saturday night after a few pints.
A snap of the fence has been doing the rounds on social media, with some hailing it as “the best thing” they had seen for a long time.