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LAD Visits Over 120 Wetherspoon Pubs In Just Six Weeks

LAD Visits Over 120 Wetherspoon Pubs In Just Six Weeks

Some people want to be able to see as much of the world as possible, others want to change a law, me - I just want to appear on The Chase but Milton Cropper knows how to live life to the fullest the right way.

The 28-year-old maths teacher is trying to visit as many Wetherspoon pubs as possible across the UK and he's well on his way to reach his next milestone of 200.

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The LAD from Manchester is currently at his 124th pub and he's managed it in just six weeks because he doesn't even live in the UK permanently.

Milton at the intu Metrocentre Wetherspoons. Credit: Instagram/milton_at_wetherspoons
Milton at the intu Metrocentre Wetherspoons. Credit: Instagram/milton_at_wetherspoons

Surely though, a bloke who loves spoons this much can't find fault with the chain? Wrong. When we asked him what he would change if he had to, he replied: "I wish they still allowed dogs in," Oh, Milton.

Speaking to LADbible about his quest, he explained where it all began: "Last summer I spent some time visiting friends around the country and I always seemed to end up the spoons.

"They were showing the World Cup games at that time and had just introduced the app with table service so always seemed like the obvious choice for somewhere to go.

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"After a while it started to become a challenge to see how many I could go to so I started documenting them on the Instagram."

Milton documents his Wetherspoons visits by posting them to his Instagram page. Credit: Instagram/milton_at_wetherspoons
Milton documents his Wetherspoons visits by posting them to his Instagram page. Credit: Instagram/milton_at_wetherspoons

But why does one decide to do something like this, you might well wonder? He said: "The Wetherspoon pubs all have interesting names and signage which makes the Instagram look good. I'm not sure it would work with any other pub chain.

"The challenge itself is quite open ended. It's difficult to say 'I'm going to go to every Wetherspoons' because they will open and close in the meantime. Obviously passing 100 was a big achievement and hitting 200 is probably the next milestone."

Of course he's got his favourite - The Crosse Keys in London (it's an 'exceptional' building, apparently - and yep, he's also got a least favourite as well. It's The Ferry Boat in Runcorn because it was 'a lot rougher than the others'. We'll take his word for it, he is the expert after all.

Milton's favourite Wetherspoon was The Crosse Keys in London. Credit: Instagram/milton_at_wetherspoons
Milton's favourite Wetherspoon was The Crosse Keys in London. Credit: Instagram/milton_at_wetherspoons

He continued: "Whenever I'm away from the UK I miss British pubs. The rest of the world doesn't have anything quite like it, and Wetherspoons are really good examples of them. They open in interesting buildings, tell you a bit about the history of the local area and sell reasonably priced food and drink. That's why I try to get to as many of them when I'm back.

"I usually try to plan it around visiting people I haven't seen in a while or holidays. I went to one in Newquay when I was at the Boardmasters festival last year. That was probably the furthest afield."

If you were wondering, that's around 320 miles from Manchester to Newquay and the same back. Well, no one can knock his commitment.

Milton at Sir John Hawkshaw in London. Credit: Instagram/milton_at_wetherspoons
Milton at Sir John Hawkshaw in London. Credit: Instagram/milton_at_wetherspoons

Milton usually drinks a pint of Kronenbourg when he visits a beloved Wetherspoon pub. If they don't serve that, he will go to Stella Artois or San Miguel.

But when Milton and his pals reached the 100th pub, they celebrated with a whiskey drink, vodka drink, lager drink and cider drink - rather you than us, mate.

In a statement, Wetherspoon spokesperson, Eddie Gershon, said: "Wetherspoon has a large number of very dedicated fans and Milton falls into this category.

"We wish him well with his visits and trust he has an enjoyable time in each of our pubs."

Onwards and upwards, Milton. You can follow his Wetherspoon journey here.

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Featured Image Credit: Instagram/milton_at_wetherspoons

Topics: Community, Wetherspoon, UK

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]

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