Sunday, 9th August 2020

Londoner recreates ordering a pint by binning a tenner

A MAN is throwing £10 notes straight in the bin to simulate the experience of buying a pint in London.

With pubs in the UK not reopening until July, Camden resident Julian Cook has been recreating the experience of drinking in central London from the comfort of his own bedsit.

Cook said: “At first during lockdown I was buying cheap Peroni four-packs and chatting to my mates on Zoom, but it just wasn’t the same as going to a bar and sinking the best part of a tenner on a flat pint of London Pride.

“I was scratching my head thinking how I could recreate the thrill of being ripped off at home, then I remembered the bin in the kitchen. It was a real lightbulb moment.

“Now when I reach for a beer I toss a scrunched-up note into the rubbish. If I’m grabbing a packet of crisps I chuck a fiver on top just to be on the safe side. If I have a burger and oven chips for dinner that’s another 17 quid at least.

“Once I figure out how to replicate a tense but supposedly welcoming atmosphere I don’t think I’ll need to go back to a real pub ever again.”