â€œBeer Oâ€™clockâ€ in Britain is 6.14pm, new research revealed today.
Thatâ€™s the time the average drinker makes it to the bar after work, according to a survey.
The research also found Britons spend longer in the pub than their continental neighbours.
The survey of drinking habits across Europe found drinkers in this country spent an average of four hours 27 minutes in the pub.
On average British drinkers leave the pub around 10.30pm.
Spanish drinkers have their first drink at 5.45pm, and the French start drinking around 6pm.
In France they spend an average of around two hours 35 minutes drinking and in Holland three hours 30 minutes.
In Denmark, drinkers arrive in the pub at 4.40pm and donâ€™t leave until 10.45pm – an average of more than six hours.
The research, by SAB Miller, also found Brits were more likely to go to the pub on Friday than on any other day.
And it revealed one in ten workers in Britain have a pint at lunchtime, compared to more than 20% of Danes and 18% of Spaniards.
It found around half the alcohol consumed in the UK was drunk in beer. The French drink only 15% of their alcohol in beer, and the Czechs nearly 65%.
:: SAB Miller surveyed 7,500 people in 15 countries.