Derby County footballers rack up eye-watering pub bill

By Robert Mann contact

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Pub team: Derby County footballers and staff racked up a mammoth bar bill at a local pub
Pub team: Derby County footballers and staff racked up a mammoth bar bill at a local pub
Derby County footballers and staff reportedly racked up a mammoth bill of £2,800 after securing their place in the Championship play-off final.

Derby County, also known as the Rams, won 4-2 in an end-to-end thriller to book a place in the final – where they will face Aston Villa – being held at Wembley later this month (27 May).

Following the final whistle, a jubilant Derby celebrated in style with their travelling fans at the Kings Head pub in Duffield, Derbyshire – and it looks like the drinks flowed as quickly as their football.

A bill emerged on the pub’s Facebook page, claiming the football club accumulated a whopping bill of £2,800.

Drinks flowed among the squad members after their momentous win at Elland Road – home to Leeds United – with the receipt showing 209 beers was merely the start for the evening. 

High spirits

A picture of the receipt revealed that 209 beers, 75 shots of Jägermeister, 65 shots of Grey Goose vodka, 54 Sambuca shots and 38 shots of Tequila were consumed.

Despite the focus on spirits, there was still room on the bill for five celebratory bottles of Prosecco to mark the day.

While some kept it low key with one Diet Coke, suggesting it was not a night for total mayhem for all, some squad members clearly took their foot off the brake as 29 fireball shots were ordered. 

In a video that emerged on the Duffield pub’s Facebook page, manager Frank Lampard and his squad could be seen bouncing up and down singing into the night.

The Morning Advertiser ​approached the Kings Head for comment, but the pub declined to be interviewed.

The pub, which reopened under new management last July, closed in February 2017 after losing its licence.

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