A young man was bombarded with free drinks after his friend used a Wetherspoons app to ask strangers to ‘send him a bev’ to celebrate his birthday.
Nick Matthewman was celebrating his 20th birthday in the pub chain on Wednesday (20 Sept) when his friend Rory McArthur, 19, decided to ask people on Twitter to buy Nick a pint.
Posting a picture of his friend, Rory said: “This is Nick and it’s his birthday.
“We’re at the Bankers Draft spoons in Sheffield, table 67, be generous and send him a Bev on the app xxx”
Much to the group’s surprise, the post was retweeted 8,000 times in a matter of hours, with food and drink being brought every few minutes to their table by bemused waiters.
Rory, who studies History at the University of Sheffield, said: “Basically I thought since I’ve got a fair few twitter followers it was worth a shot trying to get some free drinks.
“I didn’t really expect to get any but then a Becks Blue arrived.
“Then the milk started arriving and it kind of just went from there.
“We ended up with eight glasses of milk, a pint of John smiths, a bottle of prosecco, two non alcoholic bottles of becks, two fruit shoots, a pot of crispy onions, a pot of barbecue sauce, a pot of blue cheese sauce, a jug of curry sauce, a plate of peas, a bowl of ice cream and a jäger bomb.
“I couldn’t believe what happened.”
Nick, who studies chemical engineering with chemistry, was expecting a quiet afternoon drink at the pub in Sheffield, South Yorks., with Rory and six of his other friends and had no idea what was going on when the first drink arrived.
Nick said: “I can’t believe what happened to be honest, apparently that table is still getting free drinks now.
“The staff were all laughing about the situation and we just kept receiving drinks and food every few minutes for hours, it was mad.
“We were getting drinks and food about every five or ten minutes.
“You can order from anywhere on the app which is an interesting feature but I’m not complaining.
“We got bizarre free drinks and food out of it.”
Nick later tweeted: “I’d just like to thank the people who ordered me stuff in spoons today, what a bizarre (but good) birthday it has been!”