• Break a Guinness World Records title for the Most visitors to a virtual pub, support your local pubs and donate to The National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus appeal – all while wearing your slippers
  • On May 1st, join The Covid Arms ‘landlady’ Kiri Pritchard-Mclean and her host of celebrity guests; Russell Howard, Nish Kumar, John Richardson, Joel Dommett, Marcus Brigstocke, Rachel Parris, Lucy Beaumont, Jenny Ryan and Suzi Ruffel, for a night in at the world’s largest virtual pub
  • Brought to you by The Covid Arms, Crowdfunder, Guinness World Records and Telescope

 Ladies and Gentlemen of our great nation, we’re calling upon you to join us on May 1st at the world’s largest virtual lock-in. Raise a toast to the Great British spirit with your local pub landlords and ladies, comedy royalty and music monarchs. 

The UK is a land of great tradition, in these challenging times one thing that we are all missing is the sense of community that thrives through our local businesses. It’s clear that the feeling is mutual. The food and beverage industry has been greatly affected by this pandemic; so let’s give back, share a drink and enjoy the company of our favourite pub owners, neighbours and friends in the safest way possible – and why not break a world record while we’re at it? 

Admission to The Covid Arms will support your local watering hole, as well as our hero emergency workers who are risking their lives for our safety everyday. Help honour them by staying home, logging in and letting the fun begin. Entry will be based on a pay-it-forward scheme so any pubs missing their locals can register online, and let their community know they’re (virtually) open for business. 

When the doors swing open at The Covid Arms you’ll be greeted by the formidable landlady, double Chortle Award winner, Kiri Pritchard-McLean. It’s her pub, she calls the shots and tonight it’s quiz night. To help host the night, Kiri will be joined by a group of fellow celebrities – including the likes of Russell Howard, Nish Kumar and The Chase’s Jenny Ryan – who are no strangers to quiz shows. There will be mystery guests (who will be hosting the music round?), quick-fire rounds, a live leaderboard and prizes. At any minute you may be joined live in your front room, so make sure to wear your best ‘staying in’ gear. 

On the mission to host the World’s biggest lock-in, Simon Deverell, Founder and Director of Crowdfunder UK (and co-landlord of The Covid Arms), said:

 “After the news broke that the lockdown had been extended for another three weeks, we thought that the time was right to celebrate the incredible community spirit and humour at the heart of the British public by bringing back the Great British tradition of sharing a pint. 

“We started this campaign in collaboration with the brilliant Covid Arms team, founded by Jake Lea-Wilson. Jake began the initiative to stream live comedy at ‘The Covid Arms’ in support of charity, and we’re helping to scale this for an amazing cause; showing our support and solidarity with not only our local businesses, but the emergency workers across the nation keeping us safe.”

To find out more about how you can get involved, and buy tickets for a night in at The Covid Arms go to: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/worldsbiggestpub.

Lets login to The Covid Arms, have a pint and protect ourselves and our Key Workers by waiting for this to blow over. 



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Crowdfunder is the UK’s #1 rewards-based crowdfunding platform, where over £80million has been raised by thousands of businesses, social enterprises, charities, community groups, and individuals across the UK. 

Crowdfunder believe that everyone in the UK is a philanthropist in the making and that they should have the power to make positive change in their communities.

The total number of projects added to the platform to date stands at over 200,000 with 100,000 daily visits and up to 400 Crowdfunder projects added daily. Led by Donkeys, More United and the RBS supported, Back Her Business initiative have all been grown through Crowdfunder.

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What’s the fastest game bird in Europe? This was the question that inspired the founding of Guinness World Records back in 1955. Starting with a single book published from a room above a gym, GWR has grown to become a global multi-media brand, with offices in London, New York, Miami, Beijing, Tokyo and Dubai. Today, we deliver world-class content, not just through Books, but via TV shows, Social Media and Live Events. Our in-house consultancy works closely with brands and businesses around the world to harness the power of record-breaking and deliver award-winning campaigns and business solutions. Our ultimate purpose is to inspire people – individuals, families, schools, groups, companies, communities and even entire countries – to read about, watch, listen to and participate in record-breaking. To join this record-breaking community – and find out the answer to that original question – visit guinnessworldrecords.com.