A team of charity pub-crawlers has reached its 20,000th pub after thirty years of doing it. They live in England--and are the Black Country Ale Tairsters. They started visiting pubs listed on a map in 1984. This past Friday, they arrived at the Knot and Plough in Stafford where they got free drinks.
The group's co-founder Peter Hill said almost $50,000 has been raised for charity since their epic tour began. The Tairsters - Black Country dialect for tasters - planned to visit 300 inns listed on the brewer's map, but then decided to do the 12 Midlands counties in 1991. Then they did a seven-year tour of Wales in 2006.
Mr Hill, who has consumed 46,632 pints during the tour, said the milestone was "a bit emotional" after losing his father in 2014.
"Today is a bit emotional to be honest because it was my dad's ambition to get to 20,000 and it would have been his birthday tomorrow," said Mr Hill,
The fun adventure over the past three decades has raised almost $50,000...