Mark Davey, who stands at 6ft 8ins, has to crouch so punters can see his face
A towering pub boss believed to be Britain’s tallest bar manager is giving customers neck-ache at a local boozer – because they can’t see his face when he serves them.
Mark Davey, who is 6ft 8ins tall, has just taken over the reigns of The Nag’s Head pub in York and is giving regulars something to chuckle about.
When the new pub boss serves customers all they can see is mark’s body and a floating beverage – as Mark is so tall a high shelf blocks out punters seeing his head.
Lanky Mark is forced to stoop over so that customers can see him to hand over their change and drinks.
Mark, of York, jokingly said: “I was enjoying being in the city – but regular customers here are making a joke about my height.
“That’s all they do – they all take the Mick whenever I bang my head on things.”
“I started the role in July of this year and have had a lot of comments about my height from customers.
“They do it in jest when they have had a bit to drink.”
Adding: “But joking aside, I really enjoy the people and the city of York.”
Speaking about his title of being the tallest landlord in Britain, Mark, who is single, said: “I do have to stoop down to serve people.
“I was definitely crowned the tallest landlord in Yorkshire when I worked at a pub in Halifax – that was never disputed.
“But I guess after 20 years and hitting every beam in every pub in Yorkshire – I think I’ve got used to it and I taken it in my stride.”
Adding: “I’ve got the bumps and bruises to prove it.”
Asked if he would be changing the York boozer to accommodate his frame by taking out the top shelf, Mark added: “No way, I can’t change this beautiful pub.
“It’s not even annoying having to stoop down – I just get on with it.”
Mark has previously run pubs across Yorkshire and has worked for Timothy Taylor’s, including Wetherby, Thirsk and Keighley.