A landlord’s invitation during a family outing led to a Goodwick man appearing in court.

Tim Brown pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order, when he appeared at Haverfordwest magistrates court on Tuesday, April 9.

Dennis Davies, prosecuting, said the court had imposed a restraining order in November which prohibited Brown from entering any premises where Amy Harries was employed, which was currently The Old Coach House, Fishguard.

“On the day in question CCTV showed he was in the premises.”

When arrested, Brown, 27, stated he had been invited into the pub on January 20 by the landlord, adding: “Yes, I did go in there. Basically I was not aware that I was not allowed in when she was not there.”

Mike Kelleher, defending, said the ‘circumstances were very strange’.

“He was out at a family party, they were going around the pubs in Fishguard and turned up at the Coach House.

“He was unsure if he was allowed in. The owner was on the door and said ‘yes, Amy is not here, come in, no harm done’.”

Mr Kelleher added: “The harm done was that Amy Harries found out and contacted the police. There was no trouble, the owner was quite happy to have him there.

“He has learned as a result of this that he can’t go into the Coach House. He had moved premises and an actual copy of the restraining order had not got to him.”

Magistrates imposed a six month conditional discharge and ordered Brown to pay £105 in costs and a surcharge.