Nathan Crimp claims record for most pubs visited in one day

Recruitment manager, 22, claims new world record for most pub visits in one day after going to 67 in just 17 hours leaving him ‘too bloated to speak’

  • Nathan Crimp started his epic 18-mile journey in Brighton at 11am on Saturday
  • Helped by two friends, Mr Crimp spent the next 17 hours visiting different pubs
  • He was able to beat the previous record set this year of 56 pubs in only 10 hours
  • He had planned to hit 75 bars during his trip but several were not open  

A man is claiming to have beaten a world record by visiting 67 pubs in one day. 

Recruitment account manager Nathan Crimp, 22, walked more than 18 miles during his pub crawl which started at 11am on Saturday. 

Mr Crimp said he was sponsored to complete his challenge to raise money for Dogs Trust in memory of his former Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Kara, who developed cancer in October 2020 and had to be put down. 

The epic challenge began in Brighton, East Sussex, with Mr Crimp having a single drink in each bar before moving on. He rotated between lager, beer, and shots as well as non-alcoholic drinks, keeping a receipt in each hostelry as evidence of his achievement. 

Nathan Crimp, pictured with sunglasses claims to have beaten the Guinness World record for the most pubs visited by an individual within a 24-hour period

Nathan Crimp, pictured with sunglasses claims to have beaten the Guinness World record for the most pubs visited by an individual within a 24-hour period 

Luckily for Mr Crimp, participants in the challenge do not have to drink alcohol. They have to keep a logbook signed by a staff member in each bar

Luckily for Mr Crimp, participants in the challenge do not have to drink alcohol. They have to keep a logbook signed by a staff member in each bar 

He started his attempt in Ye Olde Black Horse in Rottingdean and passed the previous record of 56 bars in The Cricketers after just 10 hours. 

According Guinness World Records: ‘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.’

According to Mr Crimp, he said he was equipped with a GPS tracking device during the event, and had collected receipts and signatures from each pub attended.

He had planned to hit 75 pubs, but 15 were closed or hosting private functions on the day.

Despite this setback, he continued further than first expected, breaking the record at 9.30pm. But he carried on to 10 more pubs.

Accompanied and assisted by his good friends Ollie and Archie, he continued the pub crawl until 4am on Sunday after visiting 67 bars.

Mr Crimp, who normally drinks Irish whiskey or Guinness, said: ‘It was easily the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

‘I completely underestimated just how hard it was actually going to be.

‘The plan was to try and keep it sober for the first 25 pubs, but that went out the window 15 pubs in.

‘I had to mix it up a little bit, I tried to drink alcohol in one and non-alcoholic drink in another – trying to space it out.

‘To drink that much liquid in such a short space of time – I must have packed away easily 20 to 30 litres.

‘The hardest part was constantly having to go to the toilet, which took up the majority of the time.

Mr Crimp was inspired to complete the challenge by his late dog Kara, who died of cancer in October 2020

Mr Crimp was inspired to complete the challenge by his late dog Kara, who died of cancer in October 2020

‘I’ve got to say a massive thank you to Ollie and Archie, who came round with me. They gave so much support, and it was as difficult for them as it was for me.

‘From a liquid point of view it was easier, but they still did all the miles – coming pub to pub.

‘And when I was too bloated to speak, it was them that would tell the pub about what we were doing.

‘I wouldn’t have been able to finish it without them, I probably wouldn’t have got past pub 30 without them.’

Listing what he drank during the quest, Mr Crimp said he’d consumed ‘Baby Guinness’ shots, tequila rose, prosecco, J2O, apple juice and bottles of water.

But Kara became ill with cancer in October 2020 and had to be put to sleep.

He was inspired to complete the challenge by his late dog Kara, who died of cancer in October 2020. ‘Kara brought so much joy to our family and could never be replaced,’ he said.

‘Her smile, her nature, everything she contributed to our lives was something only a dog owner understands.

‘Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case and, since Covid, dog shelters such at Dogs Trust have been overwhelmed with dogs now needing a home. This comes at a cost.’

Mr Crimp GoFundMe, along with donations, have so far raised more than £460.

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