AN ANONYMOUS Irish punter has marked the reopening of pubs across Ireland by racking up an epic bar bill.
The unnamed customer celebrated their first fresh pint in three months in style by shelling out a whopping €220.90 (£200) on Guinness in the space of less than an hour-and-a-half.
The quick-fire Irish stout drinking session took place at the Darnley Lodge Hotel in Athboy.
Proof of the epic splurge came via a receipt from the County Meath hotel’s bar, which detailed the damage racked up during the 105-minute visit.
Under the current Irish government restrictions, pubs, bars and other hospitality venues have been allowed to reopen since Monday – albeit with a couple of key caveats.
Anyone visiting the pub must maintain social distancing, book ahead and only stay for a maximum of 105 minutes.
Pubs, meanwhile, can only reopen at this point if they can serve “a substantial meal”.
Still, this particular customer made the most of his trip, with the receipt detailing how they purchased two bowls of soup, a portion of fish and chips, two cokes and just the odd 42 pints of Guinness.
Another one - 42 pints of Guinness, two soups and one fish and chips pic.twitter.com/65hrmf07zK
— Eoghan Murphy (@eoghanymurphy) June 30, 2020
According to Dublin Live, there may be an explanation behind the hefty bar bill.
A member of staff at the three-star guesthouse said the bill was actually split between several customers, with this particular individual left shelling out for the pints and his friends picking up the tab on food.
However, that explanation appears at odds with the rest of the bill, which includes three meals.
Meanwhile the sheer quantity of pints suggests that, unless the individual was part of a group of seven or more – which seems unlikely at this early stage of leaving lockdown – it still amounted to busy hour and a half.
It’s not the first time since lockdown was lifted that receipts of this kind have ended up doing the rounds on social media.
In another widely shared post, one group bought 31 pints of Heineken alongside a single portion of chicken goujons and chips, totalling €194.85 (£176).
That's one hell of a headache.