A determined Wetherspoons superman claims he has spent over £20,000 visiting every UK branch and is now heading to Ireland to continue his mission
An English man says he loves Wetherspoons so much he has made it his mission to visit every branch in the UK, spending over £20,000 doing it.
David Bingham, 60, has managed to set foot in every Wetherspoons pub in the UK except the Gatwick Airport branch, and is now continuing his journey abroad.
On Sunday, May 21, David and his partner Una Cooper will set off on an excursion to Ireland, where they plan to visit each of the country’s nine Wetherspoons.
The 10-day Norwegian cruise ship cruise, which costs David and Una £1,088 each, will take the couple to Waterford, and then to Ireland’s west coast. They then plan to spend two nights in Dublin, where they will be able to tick off most of the country’s ‘Spoons’.
Retired forklift driver David spent three years on his unusual assignment, at speeds of up to 2,000 miles a month while traveling. Sometimes he would just stay at a branch for a two-minute visit, while other times he would stay and enjoy a pint.
Una, who is not a drinker and is not a “real pub man” loves to travel and so will often accompany David on his travels, Sun report. Last year, the couple embarked on a cruise on the British Isles, docking in Belfast.
David, who lives in Burton, Staffordshire, told the publication: “My partner went to the giant’s causeway, and I went to three Wetherspoons pubs. There was never a dull moment. It was a great way to see the country.”
David and Una, 63, each spent £69 flying from Heathrow to Manchester for the sole purpose of visiting the airport’s ‘Spoons, then returning to the train shortly after their visit.
The diehard Wetherspoons fan, who took on the epic challenge after Una gave him a Wetherspoons directory, even went so far as to book a flight to Poland – something he had no plans to do. execution plan – just so he can get through security to get to the airport pub.
David managed to get past the last 46 pubs on his list on a four-day trip to Scotland, touting his success with San Miguel and Heineken.
Explaining why he loves the chain so much, David said: “I love Wetherspoons for the incredible buildings they’re in — many of which are the old fire station, post office and other buildings. another beautiful place. Spoons saved these buildings.”
His favorite branches include the Royal Victoria Pavilion in Ramsgate; Corn Exchange in Bury St Edmunds; Harrogate winter garden; and Edinburgh’s Caley Picture House.
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