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Man Casually Smashes 24-Hour Pub Crawl World Record On Day Off

Dominic Smithers

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Man Casually Smashes 24-Hour Pub Crawl World Record On Day Off

When you've got a day off, you might try and get a few jobs done around the house or maybe run a few errands. Not Gareth Murphy.

At a loose end, the 29-year-old set off on the pub crawl to end all pub crawls, and smashed the world record for the most pubs visited in 24 hours back in February.

Gareth managed to get around 56 pubs in Cardiff city centre, sinking a mix of alcoholic and soft drinks at every single spot.

I mean, taking the record out of it for a second, that is a lot of fluid, probably more than is actually recommended for the average human, to be honest.

"I lost count of how many toilet breaks I took," said Gareth, who lives in Caernarfon, North Wales.

Gareth visited 56 pubs on his mammoth sesh. Credit: Wales News Service
Gareth visited 56 pubs on his mammoth sesh. Credit: Wales News Service

"At the beginning it was minimal, once every 10 pubs say, but by the end, I think I was going once every two or three pubs."

The previous record was set by Matt Ellis, who made it round 51 boozers back in 2021.

But keen on breaking the record, Gareth chose Cardiff because with more than 300 licensed premises in a 0.5 square mile area, it boasts the highest density of pubs, bars and clubs in the entire UK.

He started early doors, kicking off his mammoth sesh with a lemonade at the local Wetherspoon at 10am.

From there, he weaved his way around the city centre, finishing up at around half nine that night.

And it wasn't easy.

The 29-year-old said he was very proud of his record. Credit: Wales News Service
The 29-year-old said he was very proud of his record. Credit: Wales News Service

"The hardest part by far was the bloatedness of drinking so much. It didn’t help that I can’t make myself burp either," he said.

"It was a long, tiring day. The hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life."

Speaking recently after his attempt was officially recognised as a world record, Gareth said he was very proud of himself.

He said: "It made all the hard work and preparation worth it. It feels great to achieve something like this."

What did Gaz drink during his bar crawl?

4,915ml (8.6 pints) of orange juice

2,845ml (5 pints) of apple juice

1,023ml (1.8 pints) of beer, 500 ml (0.8 pints) of lemonade

284ml (0.5 pints) of Diet Pepsi

250ml (0.4 pints) of Tango

189ml (0.33 pints) of blackcurrant cordial

125ml (0.2 pints) of Coca-Cola

125ml (0.2 pints) of Guinness

125ml (0.2 pints) of cranberry juice

A Guinness World Records spokesman said: "For the purposes of this record, a pub is defined as an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic beverages on the premises, although the challenger is not required to consume any alcohol.

"In addition to video evidence of the full attempt, a logbook must be signed by an employee at each pub to confirm that a drink has been purchased and consumed."

Featured Image Credit: Wales News Service

Topics: UK News, Guinness World Record

Dominic Smithers
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