Free drinks is one of the perks of a birthday night out, but the celebrations took a bizarre twist for one man when he headed to his local pub, thanks to a viral tweet from his friend.

Nick Matthewman was enjoying the revelry at a Wetherspoon's pub in Sheffield, UK, when his friend sent out a tweet asking for strangers to send free drinks to his table, the Daily Telegraph reports.

"This is Nick, and it's his birthday. We're at the Bankers Draft Spoons in Sheffield, table 67, be generous and send him a Bev on the app xxx," Rory Mcarthur wrote, with the tweet soon racking up thousands of shares and likes.

The Wetherspoons app allows you to get drinks brought to you directly, without having to queue up at the bar, all you need is the location of the pub and the table number.

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It means that strangers can send drinks to people at random Wetherspoon pubs across the UK, if they wish, with many responding to the tweet by ordering Nick items from the bar.

However, the plan didn't quite go according to plan, when Twitter users began sending milk, non-alcoholic beers, children's drinks and plates of peas to the table.

Some milk arrived

Followed by some peas

The more milk, and some crispy onions

And this unusual combo

The barman even replied to the thread

Despite the unusual events, the birthday boy enjoyed his evening, tweeting: "I'd just like to thank the people who ordered me stuff in Spoons today, what a bizarre (but good) birthday it has been!"