You can get a free pint at pubs today with secret Jubilee codeword - see the full list

30 May 2022, 08:14 | Updated: 30 May 2022, 16:40

You could get a 6p pint today
You could get a 6p pint today. Picture: Getty Images
Naomi Bartram

By Naomi Bartram

Greene King is celebrating the Queen's Jubilee with an incredible offer on their beer today.

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To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, pubs across the UK will be handing out free pints.

On Monday, May 30 only, Greene King is offering customers the chance to enjoy their IPA for free if they say the code word - 1952.

It was originally selling the beer for 6p, as this is how much a pint cost when the Queen succeeded to the throne in 1952, but had to abandon the idea because it was not permitted under licensing laws.

It has now announced that instead it will give away one pint of Greene King IPA to each customer for nothing.

You can get a pint for 6p today
You can get a pint for 6p today. Picture: Getty Images

Greene King said: "One of the ideas we had was for a promotion in 400 of our managed pubs where customers could buy one pint each of Greene King IPA for 6p today - the same price it was in 1952.

"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."

You can check out the full list of pubs included and find your nearest Greene King Pub here.

Here's how to get a pint for 6p
Here's how to get a pint for 6p. Picture: Getty Images

It comes after opening hours for pubs and bars were extended across England and Wales over the four-day bank holiday.

The Government has given public houses a two-hour licensing extension to serve drinks until 1am on June 2, June 3 and June 4.

Kit Malthouse, Home Office Minister, said that the extended hours will allow people to "celebrate the longest-reigning monarch in the United Kingdom".

This isn't the first time an extension in pub serving hours has been granted, with the Royal Weddings in 2011 and 2018, the Queen's 90th birthday party and the FIFA World Cup in 2014 being just some examples.

The Royal Family will celebrate the Queen's 70 years on the throne with a number of events including the Platinum Party at the Palace, The Platinum Jubilee Pageant, The Big Jubilee Lunch and Trooping the Colour.

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