DOZENS of hunt followers turned out for a rare joint meet of two packs of hounds on Saturday.

The Exmoor Foxhounds and the Minehead Harriers gathered at the Culbone Stables Inn, near Porlock, on Saturday.

And in addition to the traditional stirrup cup they were treated to a hog roast before setting out.

Gerald David, whose family took over the inn last August, said: "Since it's a pretty rare occasion to have two packs of hounds meeting together we thought we would do the thing in style.

"A hog roast seemed to be the obvious thing to do.

"It's been so popular we could well make it an annual event."