A SLEEP-OVER at a pub can mean a cheap room and the toxic hangover smell of 100 drunks at the end of a long night.
If you sleep over at the Whorouly Hotel on Saturday night, you will at least have a good excuse — aside from too many ales.
The pub wants to top a bunch of English girl guides who hold the record for the world’s largest sleep-over.
Publican Graham Wood wants as many swags as possible in the paddock behind the pub for the mass sleep-over — after a night of live music, eating and drinking.
Mr Wood doesn’t think he’ll beat the record of 1626 girl guides at their sleep-over at Kent, England in 2008, but he’ll give it a good crack.
“I don’t realistically think we can break the record, but I bet we have a lot more fun,” Mr Wood said.
Punters pay $60 to sleep-out — and for the spit-roast dinner, a “Whorouly Hotel Swag Muster 2013” T-shirt and breakfast cooked by the Whorouly Cricket Club.
For Mr Wood, it’s more than a money- raiser, it’s about keeping the small community together.
He said those yearning for the comfort of their bed can join in and those who want to sleep over should register by phoning the pub on (03) 5727 1424.
With any luck, he hopes it will become an annual event.