HEADS turned at J.R.R. Tolkien’s favourite watering hole yesterday as a grandfather and Greenpeace campaigner dropped in dressed as none other than Gandalf the Grey.

Rick Guest passed through Oxford as part of a 130-mile ‘quest’ from his home town of Hereford to 10 Downing Street in protest against fracking in his local area.

Carrying an elder staff, the 66-year-old ducked into the pub where the creator of the Lord of the Rings reportedly spent many a happy hour.

He is also carrying an ancient iron ring used historically for pulling carts that he found in Hereford and wants to present to Theresa May.

He said: “People have been responding amazingly over the last two weeks.

“This ring used to pull six tonnes of trailer; it’s useful and it’s humble. It’s just ordinary, like me and all of us. But ordinary people have power.”