TWO brothers have denied wielding an imitation sawn-off shotgun in a Blacon pub.
Lee and Scott Ward appeared in Chester Crown Court on Monday accused of affray and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
Both men pleaded not guilty to the charges, which follow an incident in the Waggon and Horses pub on Saturday, January 14.
John Gibson, prosecuting, said Lee Ward had used the imitation weapon to intimidate Nathan Parry.
But Kate Meredith-Jones, defending Lee Ward, said the 30-year-old claimed he had in fact produced the end of a pool cue.
Scott Ward, 23, was released on conditional bail and his brother remanded in custody.
The two will face trial before the Recorder of Chester, Judge Elgan Edwards, at Chester Crown Court on June 27.