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16th January 2018

Five Freetrade Pubs Win Free Beer for a Year from Woodforde’s

Five lucky freetrade pubs have each won ‘Free Beer for a Year’ from Norfolk-based independent brewery, Woodforde’s.   James Hughes, Woodfordes Chief Executive, completed the prize-draw in January from the hundreds of entries received. The winning pubs include: The Coachmakers Arms, Norwich; Nelson Head, Horsey; The Swan, Lawshall; The Bell Inn, Wendon’s Ambo and The Hare & Hounds, East Bergholt.


Woodforde’s customer Roy Cole, a licensee for the past seventeen years, has spent the last eight running The Coachmakers Arms, a 17th century former coaching inn, in Norwich.  Roy said:


“We always offer a wide range of Woodforde’s beers as they are very popular with our customers, the favourites being Wherry, Reedlighter, and Nelson’s Revenge – all of which we serve on draught.  Winning free beer for a year has made my day – thank you Woodforde’s”


The five pubs will each receive two firkins of Woodforde’s beer per month for twelve months from January 2018.


James Hughes, CEO, Woodforde’s Brewery says: “This is the first time we have run a ‘free beer’ promotion for our freetrade customers and we are delighted with the results. It was a really good way to reward those pubs that promoted our beers over the busy festive season and our congratulations go to the five lucky winners.  It’s great to be able to demonstrate how much we appreciate all the hard work and support our freetrade customers give Woodforde’s beers.”


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 Further information:  Gill Shaffer <>