Dartmouth Waiters’ and Waitresses Races

Where: Dartmouth, Devon at Boatfleet Bridge
When: A Friday in late August
Time: 9am


Other races take place for waiters and waitresses but perhaps the best known is the event at Dartmouth in Devon, held each August since the mid-1980s as part of the annual Dartmouth Royal Regatta. Competitors must race up and down the street with a tray and glass , pouring a can of beer at the halfway point to take back with them – the winner is the contestant with the most beer in their glass at the finishing line.

Helpful Hints

Only genuine waiters and waitresses can take part but anyone can watch. A variety of other events take place on the day like Barrel Rolling and a shopping trolley dash as well as the Regatta itself which runs over 3 days from Thursday to Saturday.

In 2017 the race and Barrel Roll were on Friday 25th August and the Regatta ran from 24th- 26th of August. 2018 dates are yet to be announced.

Click here for the event website : http://www.dartmouthregatta.co.uk/

Click here to find out more: http://www.southhamsevents.co.uk/

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