Dalston’s only Wetherspoon’s pub, The Work-Shy Hipster, has broken a world record this week by becoming the only pub on earth to celebrate every single day of the calendar year with a special promotional meal deal.
‘Yeah,’ said bar manager Mike Abbot, ‘obviously, like all Wetherspoon pubs, we’ve always celebrated the big national holidays: Christmas, Easter, St George’s Day, the State Opening of Parliament, stuff like that.’
‘But here in Dalston we like to try a bit harder. It started last year when we ran a very successful promotion (a free nacho sharing platter with every main course) to celebrate the Third Sunday After Epiphany.
‘That went so well we decided to mark the opening of the Cheltenham Festival with a two-for-one deal on toad-in-the-hole. And that led to a Lasagne fiesta to mark the premiere of the Royal Opera House’s new production of Rigoletto.
‘After that it was the Vernal Equinox steak and ale pie extravaganza, a chilli and cornbread hoedown to celebrate Napoleon’s escape from Elba, which was followed immediately by the anniversary of Madonna’s first album release. In Kazakhstan. So we did a goat curry special. And bingo! The punters lapped it up! So now every day is a celebration at the Work-Shy Hipster. Of something or other.’
Next week’s highlights include a hog roast to mark the anniversary of the Dalai Lama’s circumcision, a Diet of Worms spaghetti marathon and the Donald Trump Inauguration party featuring a free ‘Golden Shower’ cocktail with every meal. Bookings now being taken. Rainwear optional.