We're visiting every pub in the UK – we've spent £22k on alcohol… here's where I found the cheapest pint | The Sun

A COUPLE who have spent £22,000 on alcohol visiting every pub in the UK have revealed where they found the cheapest pint.

Holly Booth, 31, and Dale Harvey, 37, from Nottingham, have visited 2,192 pubs since March last year.

That may sound a lot – but it is only around 5% of Britain's total number of boozers.

Businessman Dale said: "We have been going for 590 days. We love it.

"We have a half or a spirit and a mixer in every pub. The record we have done is 27 in one day.

"We were fed up of seeing beautiful pub buildings closing down.

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"We thought we would do anything we can do to raise the profile of the great British pub."

Holly, a council worker, added: "I enjoy travelling to different places and experiencing new pubs every weekend.

"I enjoy meeting new people along the way and having them sometimes join us.

"My favourite pub is a tough one, there are so many good pubs for different reasons.

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"One that springs to mind is the Holly Bush Inn in Makeney, Derbyshire.

"It is a beautiful 17th-century village pub with stunning original features, quite the history, great beer and great pork pies."

Dale, who ran a pub of his own for 10 years, set himself the challenge last year – and brought Holly along for the ride.

Their number one boozer is one of their locals, the Dog and Parrot in Nottingham.

And the worst pub they have been to is also nearby – although Dale wouldn't say the name.

He simply described it as "what a crack den would look like at 4am".


The cheapest pint they've found is in Wetherspoons, where Shipyard will set you back £2.50.

And the most expensive pint belongs to the Dublin Castle in Camden, north London – where a pint of lager will cost you £7.

Dale said: "I will try anything, the amount of different drinks I have tried is insane.

"I used to be a lager man and think it was the only thing I wanted to drink but I am really loving craft beer.

"I have become one of those craft beer w*****s."

Dale said he has always been a pub enthusiast so his friends and family didn't question his mission.

He said: "The best part of doing this is seeing these parts of the UK.

"Stamford is the most beautiful town I have ever been to.

"So far we have visited London, Manchester, Nottingham, Warwickshire, Leicester, Derbyshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Staffordshire."

Dale said they will continue the challenge for as long they are able to, with a four-day pub excursion planned for Holly's birthday this weekend.

He said: "We love travelling around the country and meeting so many great people.

"We have been to parts of the country we never even heard of.

"It has taken over our lives but we love it. We have met so many friendly people.

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"People want to come to the pub with us, we have friends all over the country.

"Because of us, people ate going out and trying their pubs. If it can help any pub survive and stay open that is the aim."

Dale and Holly’s top 10 pubs in the UK

  1. Dog and Parrot, Eastwood, Nottingham
  2. Brew, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
  3. Pharmacie Arms, Syston, Leicestershire
  4. Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, Brewhouse Yard, Nottingham
  5. Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, St Albans, Hertfordshire
  6. Paten & Co, Stamford, Lincolnshire
  7. The Ned Ludd, Nottingham
  8. Bunny Jackson's, Manchester
  9. The Ten Bells, Spitalfields, London
  10. The Blind Beggar, Whitechapel, London

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