Food chain refuse to serve horse and carriage

McDonald’s has defended its decision to refuse to serve a horse and carriage at a drive-through restaurant.

The firm said it could only serve certain types of vehicles for health and safety reasons.

Debbie Murden, 42, from Pinxton in Derbyshire, said she was surprised to be turned away from the Alfreton branch as she had used it before.

McDonald’s apologised for any confusion, adding that its policy would be reiterated to employees.