A Scottish pub is celebrating after it smashed a Guinness drinking UK record during this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations.
The Three Sisters in Edinburgh’s Cowgate sold over 11,000 pints of Guinness to thirsty Scottish and Irish revelers on Sunday as they raised a glass to their patron saint.
As well as pouring pints, the venue also celebrated a successful calendar of events, after securing Boyzone’s Shane Lynch and Irish favourites the Rubber Bandits who performed to a nine hundred strong crowd on the day.
And the unlikely combination of performances even lead to a rap off between the band and ex Boyzone band members Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy who was there to support his friend – much to the delight of the crowd.
Donal Hurrell, General Manager at The Three Sisters, said: “Edinburgh is one of the best places to celebrate St Patrick’s Day outside of Ireland and this weekend proved to be one of the best ones yet with great entertainment, great craic and of course the breaking of a UK record.
“It was without a doubt one of our busiest days of the year so far and even despite the bad weather which saw heavy rain and snow showers, we still had a fantastic turn out and we even reached full capacity by three in the afternoon!
“Thanks to everyone who came along and celebrated with us and a big thanks to all the acts which made it a weekend to remember.”
St Patrick’s Day kicked off with a breakfast buffet, coverage of the GAA Club Finals and old Irish films being screened throughout the pub. At 5pm Irish Dancers continued the celebrations outside before welcoming The Rubberbandits and Boyzone’s Shane Lynch who played his own DJ set, bringing the weekend to a close.