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Ed Sheeran, of Framlingham, leaves Birmingham pub-goers gobsmacked after pulling pints and playing pool without security



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Suffolk star Ed Sheeran stunned regulars when he turned up at an inner city Birmingham pub and started pulling pints and having a sing-along with customers.

The 31-year-old singer left revellers gobsmacked when he appeared without any security at The Roost in Small Heath, Birmingham on Sunday.

Punters said Sheeran happily joined in a game of pool as he mingled with the crowds and enjoyed a pint with rapper pal Jaykae.

Ed Sheeran started pulling pints at the pub on Sunday. Picture: SWNS
Ed Sheeran started pulling pints at the pub on Sunday. Picture: SWNS

Mobile phone footage shows the Shape Of You star clutching a beer and enjoying a sing-along around the pool table to No Games by Serani.

Framlingham-based Sheeran can also be seen pulling pints behind the bar wearing a North Face jacket and joking with the manager: "You're paying me."

It comes after the star spoke of hoping musicians could go back to writing songs 'rather than having to prove we can write them', after winning a High Court copyright case last week.

Pub manager Ian Connors, 39, a dad-of-two from Small Heath, who runs the bar, which is a favourite haunt for Birmingham City FC fans, said: "It was a bit crazy.

"He is good pals with the Birmingham rapper Jaykae who sometimes comes in here and he called me up and said can I bring someone along.

"We were having a pool tournament last night and we had a DJ on so it was pretty busy and I said of course bring whoever you like.

"All of a sudden, this guy walks in and everybody starts going 'Is that Ed Sheeran?' We were thinking 'surely not'.

"We couldn't understand what a megastar like him would be doing in a pub in Small Heath.

The Suffolk star also played pool while at the Birmingham pub. Picture: SWNS
The Suffolk star also played pool while at the Birmingham pub. Picture: SWNS

"But he was brilliant, really laid back and he mingled with customers. He was just a gentleman. Really down-to-earth and was having a good laugh.

"You can see in the footage he was having a brilliant time, he even had a game of pool and then I invited him behind the bar.

"I just asked if he wanted a go and he started pulling a Carling. It was completely surreal.

"He even joked that he wasn't working for free and I had to pay him.

"He stayed for a while and everybody had a brilliant night having pictures taken with him but to join in a sing-along with Ed Sheeran is something I never thought I'd say.

"I've spoken to Jaykae to check they were happy with us sharing the videos because they turned up with no security.

"He checked with Ed and they were fine with it, so it shows what type of man he is that he's happy to give our little pub in Brum some publicity.

"We're still in a bit of shock to be honest, this is the last place you'd expect him to turn up.

"But he was fantastic with everybody and it was night everyone will certainly remember."