What does a handsome movie star need to buy to feel good about himself? A pub, as it turns out. George Clooney tried to buy a pub because he liked the food there. But he couldn’t buy it because, get this, ‘the church’ that owns it, is not interested in selling it!
George Clooney can’t buy something. All the money in the world cannot buy the poor Hollywood star the place that serves the food that he likes the best.
Clooney, who has recently bought a 10 million pound manor house in the village Sonning in the Berkshire neighborhood, United Kingdom, is a regular visitor of the local country pub called Bull Inn. He is so taken by the pub that he calls it the “greatest pub in the world.”
The Daily Mail reported that Clooney was on a holiday with Amal Alamuddin, his wife who also happens to be a lawyer, near Lake Como and decided to drop in at the Bull Inn for a pint and some chow. He was so enamoured by the taste of the meat sizzler they served him that he instantly told the barman that he would like to buy the pub. He also enjoyed a pint of London Pride with his food which probably helped him make the momentous decision.
The tale gets even stranger after this point. Apparently the pub is owned by a church. It is owned by the local place of worship also known as the St. Andrew’s Church. And here’s the climax of the story, the church that owns the pub isn’t willing to sell it to Clooney. The Vicar proclaimed that the pub has been in the church for 600 years and they are never going to sell it. They are not interested.
I have had never thought that I’d live to see the day when a Vicar refuses to sell a pub to a Hollywood star. I guess there’s always a first.
Photo source: George Clooney/Facebook