About Prudent Boozers

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About Prudent Boozers

Prudent Boozers AKA PB was a popular temperance movement in the 1800s that promoted a refined way to drink moderately. After learning of its existence a decade ago I became so obsessed that I bought the rights to the Prudent Boozers name and a mountain of antique related ephemera. The movement’s backstory defies belief. It was started by an aristocratic Welsh drunk named Henry Nurse III. Apparently one day in 1878 he was at his local pub, the Skirrid Inn, which still exists, where he fell down the stairs for the umpteenth time. When his wife cried out his name in exasperation, Nurse was so inebriated he thought that she was offering advice: Henry, nurse the third! Thus was born the Prudent Boozers 4-Step Program: Savour the First, Sip the Second, Nurse the Third, and Skip the Fourth. 

We Aussies like a drink. Perhaps too much at times. It’s certainly true for me. But when I stick to the tenets of Prudent Boozing, I can enjoy a couple without worrying that I’ll lose my phone, say something dumb, or wake up with a hangover.