That’s because, when they arrived at the pub, the group was met by a doorman who refused to let them in. But it wasn’t because they were being rowdy or because the doorman himself had some sort of vendetta against priests. No, it was instead a severe case of mistaken identity that stood in the seminarians’ way.
Indeed, the doorman had actually mistaken the group for an unruly gang out for a bachelor party – or as it’s known in the U.K., a stag do. Father Michael Doyle later told The Telegraph, “The doorman basically said something along the lines of, ‘Sorry gents, we have a policy of no fancy dress and no stag dos.’”