A woman who is possibly the world's oldest barmaid at 98, is still serving drinks with a smile in England. RadarOnline reports Mar. 1 that Dolly Saville of Wendover, Buckinghamshire has been serving drinks since World War II and plans on doing so until she's 100!
Dolly has worked as a barmaid at the Red Lion Hotel for 70 years and loves her work.
“I love people,” she said. “The job’s about meeting and serving new people and we get some really nice customers.”
Dolly works from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
“I don’t get tired because I really enjoy what I do,” Dolly continued. “Working here keeps me out of mischief!”
The world's oldest barmaid, who turns 99 in April, went on to admit she always wanted to work in a pub.
Dolly is confident that she pours the perfect pint.
“A little bit of head, nothing more, that’s the secret,” she said. “It’s all in the tilt of the glass.”
Queen Elizabeth II has even invited Dolly to Buckingham Palace for tea after she heard her story.
“I received a letter from the palace inviting me round for tea for my outstanding services to the pub trade,” she revealed. “It was wonderful meeting the Queen – and an experience I will never forget. I’d never been in a palace before and I felt so proud to be invited.”
Dolly hopes to groom her great-granddaughter, Darcey, to take over her job when she leaves it behind. She jokes that she will never replace her, though!