A drinker who barely slept while waiting impatiently for his first sip of alcohol in a pub after three months of lockdown beat the crowd when he woke up at 5:15 a.m.
Martin Sherrell wanted to make the most of “ Super Saturday ” and had an early evening to prepare for the reopening of bars in England on July 4.
The 63-year-old set his alarm clock at 6 a.m. but woke up 45 minutes before, which means he was one of the first customers to walk through the doors of a Wetherspoons pub.
The caregiver, who was joined by two friends, joked that if it had not rained, he would have camped outside the Berkeley in Bristol.
After arriving at 8 a.m., Martin had breakfast before ordering his first alcoholic drink – a bottle of Magners – just an hour later.
He said, “I had an early night last night in preparation. I set the alarm at 6 a.m. – but I was up at 5:15 a.m.
“I have barely slept since I heard the Prime Minister’s announcement that pubs could open.
“I was joking that I would have camped outside if it did not rain.
“My friends and I usually meet two or three times a week, but we haven’t been on a tablespoon since March. We’ve been drinking there for years. ”
He added: “We were only three and three workers when it opened. I think they are waiting later.
“I am reasonable about this however. We all are reasonable. I am a full-time caregiver for my mom. I have a mask with me.
“I had a nice bottle of Magners cider – I like them. I’ll have a few more.”