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Wetherspoon Hires Out Bus For Boozers To Enjoy Going On An 11-Hour Pub Crawl

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Wetherspoon Hires Out Bus For Boozers To Enjoy Going On An 11-Hour Pub Crawl

Wetherspoon has unveiled a beer bus event which lasts 11 hours.

After years of a pandemic which forced regular Spoons goers to remain inside and sip their Fosters sullenly from a can, on August 10, drinkers can make up for lost time.

However, the pub crawl is certainly not for the faint-hearted.

Wetherspoon has organised an 11-hour 'booze bus' trip. Credit: Alamy
Wetherspoon has organised an 11-hour 'booze bus' trip. Credit: Alamy
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The 'Willow Grove Beer Bus' trip to Blackpool begins in Southport, Merseyside.

It is set to stop at 'seven of the best Wetherspoons along the way' in Preston, Lytham St Annes, Blackpool, Cleveleys, Poulton and Leyland.

Pubs include The Twelve Tellers, The Velvet Coaster and The Leyland Lion.

Breakfast and lunch are also included in the tickets, which cost £22 per person.

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The Willow Grove Beer Bus will travel to Blackpool. Credit: Alamy
The Willow Grove Beer Bus will travel to Blackpool. Credit: Alamy

Doug McAdam, a local chief for the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) explained the purpose of the event is to give 'lonely drinkers a chance to make friends'.

He said: "A lot of elderly people are isolated and crawls like this offer some companionship. It’s not a free-for-all where people will be vomiting on the back seat."

If you do want to take part in the trip, the poster tells Spoons goers to 'speak to a manager for an information leaflet or to purchase [a] ticket'.

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If pub crawls aren't your thing, then you can go to a 'nightclub' Wetherspoon's instead after a woman discovered The Mile Castle in Newcastle upon Tyne turns into a club in the evening.

Despite other locations being banned from playing music, The Mile Castle was described as being a Spoon's 'with a twist' and not just a club but a 'good one at that'.

A new documentary has also revealed more of the inside secrets of the pub company, such as how it prepares its food and how quickly staff are expected to serve meals.

Breakfast and lunch are also included in the ticket. Credit: Alamy
Breakfast and lunch are also included in the ticket. Credit: Alamy
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Despite the beer bus trip's intentions to unite lonely drinkers, the event has already faced backlash.

Chief Executive of Alcohol Change UK, Dr Richard Piper, stated: "Scheme[s] such as this can normalise heavy drinking."

"If Wetherspoon was serious about the health of its customers, it would call this off," Tam Fry from National Obesity Forum said.

However, a spokesperson for Wetherspoon's told The Mirror: "It is a fun way for Wetherspoon fans to visit a number of the company’s pubs without having to drive themselves."

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LADbible has contacted Wetherspoon for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Food And Drink, UK News

Poppy Bilderbeck
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