UK Pub Chain Planning On Selling 6p Pints For Diamond Jubilee Now Giving Away For Free

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

30 May 2022

A UK pub chain who were gearing up to sell pints for 6p is now giving them away for free.

The magnanimous gesture by Greene King is in celebration of the 70 years of rule under Her Majesty the Queen.

The original offer which was to be held across 400 of their sites was a nod to how much a pint of IPA cost back then.

However, licensing laws actually prohibit such an offer so now the company has decided to give the pings away free of charge.

Andrew Gallagher, marketing director at Greene King Local Pubs, said: “The platinum jubilee is a fantastic way for the UK to come together and celebrate our Queen and country, so we wanted to take our customers back to where it all began – 1952, a time when Vera Lynn ruled the charts and pints were only 6p,”

“We thought this was a great way to celebrate this remarkable occasion and we’ve been thrilled at the response from customers,”

“However, we have some good news for everyone, which is that we will now be giving the Jubilee first pint of Greene King IPA away free of charge today, as we now understand it’s not permissible under the licensing act to charge the 6p.”

Anyone visiting a Greene King pub or Flaming Grill site should use the password “1952” to redeem the offer.