A MAN whose friends bet him a tenner he couldn't eat a full chestnut ended up in hospital - after it got lodged in his throat.

The man, in his 60s, and his pals were drinking in the Barley Sheaf, on Aldham House Lane, Wombwell.

The nut got stuck in his throat after he had attempted to swallow it whole. He began to choke as he could not wash it down with a drink from his pint.

He was taken from the A and E department at Barnsley Hospital to the Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield where doctors managed to push it down into his stomach.

Staff at the pub said the customer has been in since and is now waiting for nature to take its course.