Adam Brooks, owner of the Three Colts, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, has spoken to The Morning Advertiser about his surprise over the reaction to a joke tweet he created which appeared to show President Trump praising the pub after being interviewed by Piers Morgan on Sunday.
The fake tweet read: "As I said on my interview tonight with Piers. I love Scotland and the UK. I also love your great pubs, they are so welcoming and warm. I love the food. I must visit the Three Colts, the roasts look insane".
After Brooks sent out the picture on social media, dozens of people came to the pub asking if Trump had ever visited it, he said.
"I'd like to emphasise it was a joke and had no intention to fool people into thinking was actually Trump tweeting the pub.
"We have had regulars asking the bar staff if Trump really tweeted us and people calling the phone line to ask also.
"It was tongue in cheek humour after Piers Morgan’s interview - but it has certainly got the area and beyond talking about the pub."
Brooks, who has owned the pub for four years, said he had used a "fun" website which creates fake Donald Trump tweets just for a joke.
"I never thought it would go that far," he continued.
"I expected joke replies! I’ve had dozens of customers and three or four phone calls.
"I’ve even been stopped in the street by people asking me how I got Donald to tweet us!"
The publican has since fessed up, and said that although President Trump isn't aware of the pub, there are "many superstars" who are in a tweet showing him close to rock-sensation Rod Stewart.