Peter Hill

Location: Sandwell
Mastered: Great British Pub Visits

Peter Hill has spent the past 33 years visiting pubs – now that might not seem all that unusual but Peter has managed to get himself entered in to both the Guinness Book of Records entries and Ripley's Believe it or Not for his achievements.

While most of us are happy with a pop down the local for a pint Peter takes his pub visits a little more seriously visiting 20,326 pubs over three decades.

Under the Black Country Ale Tasters name Peter has visited every pub in the Black Country and the whole of the Midlands. He has toured the coastline of Great Britain and Northern Ireland visiting every county in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland and it took him seven years to visit every pub in Wales. He leaves a Black Country Ale Tasters card in every pub. Each pub is recorded and maps drawn and all listed in 180 lever arch files with 70,000 photographs.

"Between where I live and the Irish Sea, there isn't a pub I haven't been to." He told the Express & Star in June.

Peter, who lives in Greets Green West Bromwich, visits the pub wearing his famous waistcoat made of beer mats – and usually enlists a group of fellow pub enthusiasts to join him on his travels. He has raised £24,000 throughout the years for charities by asking each pub visited to donate £1.

Peter has also written a book published about his adventures in the first 3,000 pubs he visited. He is now visiting every island off the coast of GB that has a pub on it for the Midlands Air Ambulance.


Image courtesy of the Express & Star