THE man who fell to his death in a Bournemouth pub was “the party piece to all occasions”, his wife has said.

Philip Brian Shaw, 47, from Bradford, died in the early hours of Sunday, February 23, 2020, after falling on his way to the toilets in the Christopher Creeke Wetherspoons pub in Holdenhurst Road.

An 11-person jury returned the conclusion the death was an accident after a two-day inquest at Bournemouth Town Hall.

Following the hearing, Lisa Shaw told the Daily Echo: “He was a family-orientated man, his family meant the world. He was happy all the time and just wanted to make everybody around him happy.

“He was the party piece to all occasions. I miss him so much, he said to me ‘as long as I make you laugh babe, every single day’ and he did, every single day.

“His family meant the world to him, and we all miss him so much. He’s had two grandchildren born since that will never meet him, he was just our world.

“Our marriage was happy, crazy. We went to work, we came home, we chatted, watched TV, we had a touring caravan, we had a dog, it was just a typical marriage.

“We had our barmies sometimes, but they weren’t massive, within five seconds he’d be making you laugh again.

“He’s irreplaceable, nobody will ever fill his shoes. He was the life and soul, enjoyed life to the fullest.

“He didn’t have a bad bone in his body, he just wanted to make people laugh and smile and he usually did.”

Following approximately an hour of deliberations, the jury returned a conclusion of an accident.

Mrs Shaw added: “This was another hurdle that I had to get over and I’ve done that now. They’ve heard him and we got the accidental death.

“I’m relieved and sad at the same time. This is a final thing.”