A London pub talked about on Taylor Swift’s new album stated the sudden worldwide recognition was “surreal” – and had obtained “hundreds of requests” from followers wanting to purchase merchandise.

The Black Canine in Vauxhall was name-checked on the US singer’s eleventh studio album, The Tortured Poets Division, and followers have already been flocking to the pub with many shopping for pint glasses as souvenirs.

The pub stated its safety had been elevated and expects extra followers to go to throughout June and August when Swift is ready to carry out at Wembley Stadium as a part of her Eras Tour.

Employees additionally urged the US singer to go to the pub and cease by for a drink.

The pub informed Sky Information it was exploring methods to create merchandise to showcase their new hyperlinks with Swift – and was additionally trying into the opportunity of launching a beer devoted to the American celebrity.

Amy Cowley, advertising guide for the pub, stated: “We’re actually comfortable to trip this wave. It has been surreal.

“We’ve got obtained hundreds of requests from Taylor Swift’s followers relating to merchandise, so we’re establishing a devoted e mail handle for folks to contact us on.

“Individuals simply need issues to point out they’ve been to the pub, or to have one thing related to The Black Canine.

“However the weekend was very busy. We needed to flip folks away as a result of so many wished to come back in. We wanted additional safety to take care of all of it.

“Taylor Swift has 9 nights at Wembley in the summertime, so we’re making ready for that already.

“It could be one thing if she would come right down to the pub and have a drink with us. We’d like to do one thing enjoyable together with her.”

The Black Dog pub in Vauxhall
The Black Canine pub in Vauxhall

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She stated workers had checked CCTV footage to see if Swift had been to the pub together with her former boyfriends, however “the reply is that they completely may have been, however we’re simply not totally certain”.

A monitor on the album, referred to as The Black Canine, immediately references a “bar” of the identical title within the lyrics.

Swift sings: “And your location, you forgot to show it off. And so I watch as you stroll. Into some bar referred to as The Black Canine. And pierce new holes in my coronary heart.”

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The tracklist for Swift’s report has already supplied hints on whether or not songs consult with her English ex-boyfriend Joe Alwyn.

Followers have additionally speculated whether or not the pub is a reference to The 1975 frontman Matty Healy, with whom she briefly had a relationship.

Ms Cowley stated they had been leaving it to the followers to work out the references on the album: “If anyone can crack it, it is [the Swifties], proper?”

The pub has been stocking extra pint glasses after followers purchased them as souvenirs – and stated the worldwide consideration had given their commerce an enormous enhance.

“The followers are actually supportive. Everybody has been eager to pattern the environment,” added Ms Cowley.

“We’re a small staff and a well-loved staff. It has been a tricky trade lately, however we have been one of many fortunate ones.

“However this has given us one other huge enhance and is just like the icing on the cake, actually.”


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