Bar Nevis

Three student bartenders and one of our bar managers, climbed 1,344m (4,406ft) to the summit of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, today 27 August 2015.

Complete with barrel, bottles, bar mats and pint glasses, the students served hand-pumped Tunnel Vision ale to thirsty climbers as they arrived at the snowy peak.

Dave Cooke (21), Harriet Allbrook (21) and Oscar Price 19) were amongst 120 students who answered our ad for the Best Bar Job of the Summer. The lucky threesome spent nearly 4 hours hauling a 9 gallon cask of the real ale and essential pub kit up the mountain in the Highlands.

We did it because it’s there! Tunnel Vision is one of our most popular beers and we’re proud to see it served all over the country. We don’t want anyone to miss out, so here we are – the highest bar in the UK. Cheers!

David is currently studying Educational Psychology at Edgehill University and comes from Malmesbury in Wiltshire. Harriet is also from Malmesbury and has just completed her final year at Manchester. Oscar, from Semington, near Trowbridge, has just completed his A Levels and is planning a gap year.

This expedition is slightly more exploratory than our usual field marketing, but we are hoping that good beer and a spirit of adventure will appeal to thirsty students in NUS bars this term.

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