An Accrington publican is back on the wagon - after taking on a second job as an HGV driver.
Mick Way works "12-13 hours a day, seven days a week" at the Swan Hotel – but, instead of putting his feet up, has taken on extra lorry driving shifts.
He says he took the decision to come out from behind the bar and get behind the wheel due to falling takings at the pub.
Mick, who has on his third stint running the Abbey Street boozer, achieved his HGV 2 licence back in 2001 and worked as a driver before returning to the Swan full-time in 2007.
But when he was recently contacted by an agency, he agreed to work a couple of days a week to bring in a few extra quid.
Mick said: "I started driving HGVs when I left here last time and I just worked for agencies. I did alright and didn't need to work all the time.
"Now I just do a couple of days a week just to get me out of the pub, plus I need the money because there's not so much money in it these days."
Mick, who runs the Swan with other half Pauline and is 60 this year, gets up at 8 in the morning to do the paperwork and bottle up ready for opening.
He then covers the early and late shifts, separated by a four-hour break.
And if that wasn't enough work, he has started taking on driving jobs to places like York and the north east, on a contract basis.
Mick added: "I wouldn't have come back in to the pub game if I'd known what is was going to be like. There's no way I would have touched this pub. Why do we want 24-hour drinking? People now don't come out until 10 or 11 at night because of late licences. But we don't do that, we just close at 11 o'clock.
"The agency said they were desperate for drivers and I thought I don't need sleep, it's never bothered me."