Sean Bean 'welcome back anytime' at city centre bar after 'vaping row'

Sean Bean, 65 was pictured in Tom Thumb, Liverpool.
-Credit: (Image: SWNS)

A city centre cocktail bar said actor Sean Bean is "welcome back anytime" following reports of a "vaping" row with door staff.

The Game of Thrones star was visiting Tom Thumb cocktail bar on Hardman Street on Friday evening, May 31, when a bouncer reportedly asked him to stop vaping. Video footage shared online shows the Sheffield-born actor in discussion with security staff, who reportedly told him to "calm down."

The ECHO spoke to two witnesses, who asked not to be named but said they were drinking in the bar at the time.

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One said: "I was drinking in another bar not too far from Tom Thumb and Sean Bean was there. People were harassing him and he wasn't enjoying himself, so I said to him, 'I know somewhere you can get a drink in peace'."

However, once at Tom Thumb, a situation arose as door staff believed the actor, in Liverpool to work on gangland drama This City is Ours, was vaping inside, the witness claimed.

Tom Thumb on Hardman Street
Tom Thumb on Hardman Street -Credit:Liverpool ECHO

The witness added: "The bouncer went up to Sean and said 'can I have a word?' He asked him nicely not to vape inside." They said the actor left the bar but went back in and there was a further discussion before he was led out by security.

Tom Thumb has now confirmed that the 65-year-old star and the doorman "shook hands" outside the bar following the disagreement and stressed the incident has been "blown out of proportion".

Sean Bean, 65 in a scuffle with a bouncer, Tom Thumb Liverpool.
Sean Bean, 65 in a scuffle with a bouncer, Tom Thumb Liverpool. -Credit:SWNS

Ruth Carmichael, owner and operator of Tom Thumb, said: "Sean Bean behaved fine and is a great guy, it was a misunderstanding. Sean Bean and the doorman shook hands outside the bar and Sean is welcome back anytime."

This City is Ours, an eight-part series, is due to be released in 2025, and scenes are also being shot in Spain.

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