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Eagle-eyed Brighton shoppers report gorilla on pub roof
11:10am Friday 7th September 2012 in News
Buy this photo » The gorilla on the roof of a Brighton city centre pub
King Kong has been spotted monkeying around on a Brighton roof.
Eagle-eyed shoppers noticed a large plastic gorilla perched on top of the Mesmerist pub in Prince Albert Street over the weekend.
Owner Neil Davies said pub regulars had been going ape for the Gorilla in the M(esmer)ist.
He said: “We didn’t really know what to do with him when he arrived – so he decided to climb up on to the roof on his own.
“The gorilla is up so high that most people don’t even see him. He doesn’t make much noise either, to be honest.
“But when people do spot him it’s hopefully a nice surprise.”
The Mesmerist, which aims to “celebrate Brighton at its bohemian best”, is well known for its quirky objects and burlesque shows.
Mr Davies said: “He’s actually been napping up there for a while now, but I’m sure he’ll wake up again soon.”
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