Alt News September 13, 2012
This Guy's A Regular: 72 Years Of Drinking In The Same Pub


Talk about loyalty to a watering hole: Arthur Reid has visited the same pub for a pint almost every day since he turned 18. That was in 1940.

Arthur is a retired council worker who lives in the town of Warmley in Gloucestershire. His local pub is called The Griffin, and his 72 years of daily pints there add up to about 30,000 in total.

When he started his daily visits, a pint cost a shilling (one-twentieth of a British pound). Today, they go for two pounds seventy-five, or about $4.30 Canadian.

According to Arthur, he's never considered looking for another spot to get drinks: "I've always worked hard and enjoyed visiting the pub - I've never seen the need to go much further."

And just as the pub has become a fixture in his life, Arthur is definitely a fixture at the pub. He's even got his own chair:


The pub's owner, Asia Matczak, said Arthur "missed a couple of days last winter because of the weather," but the staff expects him to arrive each day like clockwork. "When it gets to around 3:30 and he's not here, we're like, 'Where's Arthur?'."

It sounds like Arthur's one of the few people who could give Norm from the sitcom 'Cheers' a run for his money. Here's a selection of Norm's great one-liners. Arthur - your move.

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