STONEGATE Pub Company has launched a massive beer sale with pints of ale up for grabs for just 95p at hundreds of pubs.It comes after Wetherspoons rol
STONEGATE Pub Company has launched a massive beer sale with pints of ale up for grabs for just 95p at hundreds of pubs.
It comes after Wetherspoons rolled out a similar sale over the weekend with pints for 99p.
The discounts have been launched ahead of the second lockdown coming into force for England on Thursday, with pubs selling off stock.
Pubs are allowed to do delivery and takeaway during this four-week period, but this excludes booze.
Stonegate Pub Company, which runs brands including Slug & Lettuce, Walkabout and Be At One, is selling the cheap ale across its whole managed estate until tomorrow, November 4.
The Sun has asked Stonegate if it applies to pubs in England only and how much the drinks usually cost, and we’ll update this article once we hear back.
Stonegate Pub Company has 1,270 branches across the UK within its managed division, as well as 3,200 leased and tenanted pubs.
Overall, there are 700 Stonegate pubs around the country, according to its website.
The firm’s managing director Helen Charlesworth said: “Once again, the hospitality industry is being told to bear the financial brunt of further regulations in the Government’s response to Covid-19.
“Given the short notice, this 95p pint sale is to ensure minimal wastage of product across our estate.
“Cask ale only has a shelf life of a few days once its tapped and spiled, and in March the British Beer and Pub Association estimated that over 70 million pints of beer were poured down the drain.”
She added: “We also would prefer our customers to enjoy the beer – responsibly, of course – rather than pouring it away.
Keen to have a pint or two before lockdown? You can find your nearest Stonegate pub by using its store locator tool.
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Last month, Wetherspoons chairman Tim Martin warned pubs and restaurants face being wiped out – with up to a million jobs on the line.
The chain, with 900 pubs, made a loss for the first time in history this year, with coronavirus restrictions to blame.
Its chairman, Tim Martin, slammed confusion over the rules and the loss of business for pubs all over the country.