The Sun - A 93-year-old man in England is the longest-serving pub regular after patronizing a local watering hole for more than 80 years.
Loyal Nelson Foyle first enjoyed a drink at the Dog & Gun in Netheravon when he was just 12-years-old and had to sneak into the cellar with the landlord’s sons.
In the decades since, he has gone in several times a week -- apart from a break with the Royal Navy during World War II -- to enjoy a few pints.
Foyle believes he has downed approximately 40,000 pints over the years.
He calls it his “second home” and now goes about three-times-a-week -- usually with his 62-year-old son David as well as his son-in-law Steve.
93 year old Nelson Foyle is a badass World War II vet who has been drinking in the same bar for 80 years. He started drinking when he was 12. In what year was Foyle born?
According to the numbers I crunched in my head, Nelson was born in 1904. Of course, I suck at math because math problems when I was in school were all about giving and taking apples and not macho booze hounds like Foyle. According to the numbers on the calculator, Nelson was born in 1924 and started drinking at this bar in 1936. The calculator numbers seem to be more accurate.
Foyle has been going to the same bar for more than 80 years, only taking a break to go fight in World War II. That’s an amazing stat line right there. In college I went out to the same bar for 4 years, taking a 6 week break my junior year because I started to wonder if there was more to life. This guy took a break to go kill nazis and I took a break because I had a millennial existential crisis. Foyle takes the win on this one.
Foyle’s record is amazing, but it does need a massive Barry Bonds-style asterisk branded on it. I find it disappointing that the article says he only went to the bar 3 times a week. I know a guy named Carl that goes to my local hole-in-the-wall bar every day of his life to have a few beers and watch his Chicago sports teams. I drove by on Christmas eve, and of course there was Carl’s car in the parking lot. Life in the fast lane over here in America. None the less, hell of a record. Congrats to Nelson Foyle. Cheers, sir.