A BUTCHER from Royston has displayed a tongue-in-cheek banner poking fun at the recent supermarket horse meat scandal that's swept the UK.

Jamie Attwood has displayed a banner on his shop front with the message 'Only Fools Eat Horses' - a play on words referencing the popular comedy starring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst.

"It's just a bit of fun really," Jamie said. "I thought it might bring a bit of banter into the shop."

The award-winning butcher says last month's sales were up 20 per cent on February last year - although he doesn't know whether he'll keep displaying the banner.