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Prince William downs shots and states: ‘I like the stronger stuff’

Prince William has poured a pint and downed shots of whiskey with Hollywood actor, Wrexham AFC, and drinks brand owner Rob McElhenney at the weekend.

Stating that he prefers “the stronger stuff”, William was partaking in a walk-around at The Turf pub adjacent to Wrexham AFC, which is one of the oldest pubs at one of the oldest football grounds in the world.

Made famous by the Disney+ series which also features fellow owner of the team, actor Ryan Reynolds, the Prince of Wales was visiting the site as part of St David’s Day celebrations.

In addition to downing shots with McElhenney, William also poured a pint of beer, although it was not what could described as the perfect serve of ale.

Prince William said: “Still got a horrible head on it, but there you go. This is why I don’t work behind the bar.”

“It will settle in about an hour.”

After pouring the pint, William then told McElhenney that he liked cider, and the pair switched to shots, with the Prince of Wales stating: “That’s a better idea. I like the stronger stuff.”

The Prince also met staff, charity workers and the local community to discover more about Wrexham and the Racecourse Ground, which is one of the oldest football grounds in the world.

Wrexham was taken over by McElhenney and fellow actor Ryan Reynolds in 2021.

One Pint Willy

It follows the Prince of Wales being dubbed “One Pint Willy” by ex-rugby player Mike Tindall, who is married to Anne, The Princess Royal’s daughter, Zara.

In December, Tindall revealed on a podcast that Prince William was nicknamed “One Pint Willy” for his drinking ability, with his wife Zara, the daughter of the Princess Royal, telling him that he was in “so much trouble”.

Tindall, who also co-owns Blackeye Gin, said on BBC’s Total Sport Podcast special series Seven: Rob Borrow: “The Prince of Wales is known to me as ‘One Pint Willy’ because he’s not the best of drinkers. Coming from a sport (rugby) where it is built on the social aspect and a couple of beers being sunk quite often.”

Tindall subsequently apologised to the Prince, and has since dubbed him “Five Martinis Willy”, according to The Sun.

“He can now manage more than one pint. We call him five martinis Willy now. I think he’s keen for it to be out there that he can manage more than a pint,” he said.

Four Walls


The news comes as Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day, the stars of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, have celebrated the expanded distribution of their Four Walls whiskey brand across the US.

The stars developed the whiskey in 2022 as a means of supporting the hospitality industry in the city where the show is set.

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