90 year old man drank 30,000 pints in one pub
Everyone has a favorite local bar, and a couple visits a week earns you the right to be considered a regular. Arthur Reid and his 30,000 pints, however, will make even the most devout patron look like tourist.
Very regular Arthur, 90, has called in into The Griffin almost every day since turning 18.
Back then, in 1940, a pint cost a shilling – now it’s £2.75. And he’s drunk 30,000 of them over the years.
The retired council worker, who left school at 14 and never married or had children, said he had never been tempted to find another watering hole.
He said: “I used to get up very early every morning and was paid seven and sixpence for working an 80- to 100-hour week… there was no such thing as holidays back then.
“I’ve always worked hard and enjoyed visiting the pub – I’ve never seen the need to go much further.”
I like to talk about living the DINK (dual income, no kids) life, but Reid took it a step further. He knew there’s nothing that gets in the way of drinking more than a wife. This isn’t the good old days where it was acceptable for men to stop by the bar everyday after work. Very few wives would stand for such things today. He saved himself many an argument by forgoing that whole silly marriage thing. And as a reward for his 72 years of loyalty and patronage, he’s earned a plaque. That’s all anyone can really ask for in life, isn’t it?
UK’s most regular regular [Mirror]