THE Thinking Drinkers are returning to the stage in the New Year - with a hilarious and intoxicating look at history’s greatest drinkers.

The duo - award-winning drinks writers and comedy performers Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham - are promising an evening where you will learn a lot, laugh a lot, and drink a lot, with five free drinks on offer.

They will bring their hilarious show to the stage at The Hexagon on March 13, 2020.

Ben McFarland is the triple-crowned winner of “British Beer Writer of the Year” – the first as the youngest ever recipient.

He is also the author of “World’s Best Beers: 1000 Unmissable Brews from Portland to Prague” and “Boutique Beer: 500 of the World’s Finest Craft Brews“.

Tom Sandham is former editor of leading industry spirits and cocktail magazine CLASS and lectures on spirits for the Wine & Spirits Education Trust.

He launched the Top 50 Bars of the World and House Tonic magazine for the Soho House Group, and is also the author of the award-winning “World’s Best Cocktails”.

Having met in their 20s whilst working on a leading pub magazine, Ben and Tom left for America where they co-wrote the award-winning “Good Beer Guide West Coast USA”.

They are drinks columnists for the Daily Telegraph newspaper and regularly contribute to an array of international publications including the Spectator, Esquire, Shortlist, Times, Guardian, Time Out London, Conde Nast Traveller, Imbibe Magazine and the Independent.

They are drinks experts for Channel Four’s “Sunday Brunch” and both regularly appear on radio and television espousing their “drink less drink better” message.

Together they have also written and performed “The Thinking Drinker’s Guide to Alcohol”, a unique comedic drinking show that debuted at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe.

Following sell-out shows and excellent reviews, it returned to Edinburgh in 2012 and transferred to the Soho Theatre in London’s West End.

Now, their latest show, Heroes of Hooch, is heading out on the road. Get tickets for their show at The Hexagon in Reading on March 13 at