After a day spent rallying against the pesky beer duty escalator last Wednesday, Mulholland thought he would unwind at the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group’s Xmas drinks party, held with the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).
However, in an email to Snifter on Friday morning, Mulholland explained that another guest had managed to leave Stranger's Bar carrying his (somewhat more expensive) coat.
“When I came back the day after, sure enough a similar looking one was left, but from Burtons not Slaters, so whoever took it took the wrong one thinking it was theirs.
“In the pockets were a couple of recipes from the Slug and Lettuce and a day return from Epsom to London. Although cold on Wednesday night (curry on the way home helped) I couldn’t be too cross, as I did the same thing to someone else a couple of years ago!”
And how did Snifter respond?
“I thought Yorkshiremen didn’t wear coats.”