‘We’re on a mission to visit every UK pub – we once went to 23 in one day’

A couple are on a mission to visit every boozer in the UK.

Dale Harvey, 37, and Holly Booth, 31, launched the Great British Pub Crawl after making an unusual New Year's Resolution, and have already visited a whopping 1,431 pubs in just over 14 months.

And the pair have no plans to stop there.

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Speaking to the Daily Star, Dale said the pair started in their home county of Nottinghamshire after reading about the five best pubs in the area and wanting to see for themselves whether they measured up.

"Apart from some that were closed when we went, we've now visited every pub in Nottinghamshire," he said. "After that, I just wanted to carry on.

"We're now on more than 1,400 pubs since we started."

In Nottinghamshire alone, the pair visited a whopping 900 pubs and managed to sink just shy of 1,000 pints between them before taking their mission further afield.

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Dale and Holly have now been up and down the country in their quest to find the nation's best boozers, and they've documented their impressive journey on Facebook to the delight of their 5,200 followers.

They also keep an impressive list of every pub they've been to since the start of the pub crawl, which is updated daily.

Delivery driver Dale said the pair visit several boozers every day, averaging around three pubs in an evening.

And they're keen to go for a world record for the most pubs visited in a single 24-hour period – having already posted a pretty impressive personal best.

"The most we've done in one day is 23 pubs," Dale added. "The secret is to start with half [pints], although at some point the Jaegerbombs came out!"

"I think the most someone's done was something like 80 in Australia, but they had some non-alcoholic drinks."

Despite calling Nottinghamshire their home, Dale confessed the best pubs he's visited have been in Manchester – although the couple still have a number of major cities left to explore, including the nation's capital, which they plan to visit later this year.

The pair are so dedicated to the cause, they even got engaged in a pub.

When asked whether he thought they'd actually manage to visit every single pub in the country, Dale said: "Of course not, but you know, it's all a bit of fun."

Holly and Dale's pub credentials are impressive, but they haven't quite matched the world record for the most pubs visited in a 24-hour period, which was set by Heinrich de Villiers, his younger brother Ruald and his friend Wessel Burger, in Melbourne, Australia.

The group visited a whopping 78 boozers on February 10-11, 2022, in a bid to smash the record and "bring attention to and support the local pub and bar scene in Melbourne that was heavily affected during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as "showcase the hidden and lesser-known places that the City of Melbourne has to offer," according to NDTV.

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