Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Yee-Haw! A Bull Market for City Slickers; Kelly Brook's Bar Gives Bankers the Chance to Be a Cowboy

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Yee-Haw! A Bull Market for City Slickers; Kelly Brook's Bar Gives Bankers the Chance to Be a Cowboy

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Byline: Josh Pettitt

CITY bankers are used to riding out the ups and downs of the market.

But traders and brokers seeking to unwind over a drink in one Square Mile bar will have to grapple a different challenge -- a bucking rodeo bull.

The owner of some of Prince Harry's favourite nightclubs will tonight unleash Britain's first professional standard bucking bull on workers looking to let off steam.

The PS60,000 hydraulic beast -- shipped from Las Vegas -- will take centre stage at Steam And Rye bar, owned by model Kelly Brook and Nick House, who runs Mahiki, Whisky Mist and Bodo Schloss.

Mr House, 39, is hoping bankers will be keen to take on the mechanical bull -- used in training by American rodeo cowboys -- for a chance to win a free "Monica Lewinsky" cocktail: a mix of amaretto, spiced rum, hazelnut, caramel, vanilla, milk, whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

He told the Standard: "I'm not sure if it's riding the waves of Wolf Of Wall Street, but it's about people having fun in the City. I used to work here a long time ago and there are places you can be serious, places to go for food and drink. But we want people to come here and really let their hair down.

"There's something really, really funny about guys in suits on that thing, trust me -- the whole juxtaposition of someone quite serious with a lot of responsibility spinning around."

Inspired by a bucking bull he saw at the Saddle Ranch chop house in Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Mr House splashed out on his own, featuring cowhides, flashing red eyes and steaming nostrils. Drinkers can review their ride, courtesy of GoPro cameras fitted to its stuffed head.

Despite being held in customs for more than two months, and a string of mechanical failures, the bucking bull has been cleared for action at the bar in Leadenhall Street. …

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