Guess we'll never know whether the surprise guest at The Pandora Inn this week was tired and in need of a rest out of the cold water or a fanatical Star Wars fan.

The pub on the creekside at Restronguet posted a photo on its Facebook page on Monday showing a seal which had climbed aboard a boat moored at the pub's pontoon.

It soon became a bit of an internet hit as soon as news of the seal's arrival was posted online, attracting over 300 likes in a day.

Commenting on the photo, the Pandora said: “It made itself comfortable on the cover of Manager Lester Croft's boat. Well, we always do our best to make our guests comfortable...!”

So, where does the reference to Star Wars come in? Well, the boat the seal took refuge on was called the Millennium Falcon.

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