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26th March 2024

It’s Raining Pints – Greene King is giving away 100,000 free pints now!

Massive 100,000 pint giveaway has been triggered across the country

Brits can now head to their local Greene King pub to receive a free beer or soft drink by saying “it rains, we pour” when ordering

Brits can officially now grab one of 100,000 free pints at their local Greene King pub in celebration of rain falling today.

The offer is live for 24 hours from 11am on 25th March, and customers can choose one free drink from a range of options, including cask ales, lagers and craft beers such as Greene King’s Level Head, Greene King IPA and Flint Eye or a selection of soft drinks.

All pub goers must do to quench their thirst is head to a local participating Greene King pub and say the key words “it rains, we pour” when ordering.

The pub company and brewer’s biggest ever round was triggered at 08:00 am today, after much anticipation the official Greene King Rain Drop Detector was set off, meaning the nation can head to their local pub and enjoy a free pint.

The nine-foot-tall pint glass shaped detector situated at Great Northern Warehouse in Manchester city centre, lit up triggering the launch of the offer across the country, as the first drops of rain fell on the city.

The giveaway follows new national research revealing Manchester is the UK’s wettest city, with over one in five of the nation claiming it’s the place that rains the most in the entire country.

Despite over eight in ten Brits (81%) believing rain is quintessentially British, almost three quarters (74%) claim that it puts them off going out and socialising, showing a clear relationship between the weather and social activities.

Clair Preston-Beer, Managing Director for Greene King Pubs, said: “Now it’s officially raining, we’re pouring 100,000 free pints across our Greene King pubs nationwide in our biggest ever giveaway to celebrate rather than commiserate the rain, because let’s face it, it won’t be the last of the wet weather!

“At Greene King, we are proud of being the nation’s go-to place to eat, drink, and relax with your family, friends, and colleagues. We have something for everyone, so as we can’t control the weather, we can make up for it by offering this free pint giveaway up and down the country – meaning a Good Time is (Almost) Guaranteed. We can’t wait to welcome customers into our pubs today to enjoy our biggest ever round of free drinks.”

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Notes to editors

Research based on a OnePoll survey of 2,000 UK adults

Terms & Conditions

If it rains, we pour:

From 00:00 on 25th March 2024 – 23:59 on 27th March 2024, if it rains at Great Northern, 235 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN and our rain detector lights up (the “Trigger Point”), customers can claim one free pint of Flint Eye Lager – Level Head Session IPA – Ice Breaker Pale Ale – Hazy Day IPA – Greene King IPA – Greene King IPA Bitter – Abbot – Ruddles Best – Morland Original Bitter – Olde Trip – H&H Bitter – Greene King House Bitter – Greene King Yardbird – London Glory – Scrum Down – Deuchars IPA – Spring Break – Hopping Special – East Coast IPA – Old Speckled Hen – Old Golden Hen – H&H Dark Mild – Wolfpack Lager – Wolfpack Pilsner – Wolfpack Sesh IPA – Belhaven Best Sankey – Belhaven Black – Belhaven Saltire Lager – Belhaven 80, or alternatively a regular glass of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Diet Coke or Schweppes Lemonade. Products may vary depending on each pub’s draught lines and subject to availability, please see a list of participating pubs below.

Promotion available in Greene King managed pubs only, following brands are excluded from this promotion: Chef & Brewer Collection – Farmhouse Inns – Hungry Horse – Seared – Metropolitan Pub Company.

To get the free drink, customer will need to say the key word “It rains, we pour” when ordering.

Free drinks will be available for (i) 24 hours from the Trigger Point, if triggered between the hours of 08:00 and 20:00; or (ii) during the following day’s trading hours, if triggered post 20:00hrs. E.g. if the promotion is triggered at 2pm on a Monday it will be live for 24 hours until 2pm on Tuesday; if it is triggered at 2am on a Wednesday, it will be live for the entirety of Wednesday’s trading hours.

One free drink per customer only, across all locations. Customers will receive a GK stamp on their hands once the free pint has been given.

Offer cannot be combined with any other offer, daily deal, promotion or discount including Greene King team member and friends & family discounts.

UK residents, aged 18+. No cash alternative.

Greene King reserves the right to withdraw or amend the offer at any time. Manager’s discretion is final.

We remind anyone participating in promotion to drink responsibly. Please visit<> for the facts.

Subject to English law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Promoter: Greene King Brewing and Retailing Ltd, Sunrise House, Ninth Avenue, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 3JZ.

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Greene King is the country’s leading pub company and brewer with c.2,600 pubs, restaurants and hotels across England, Wales and Scotland.

At Greene King we are passionate about delivering our purpose to ‘pour happiness into lives’. That’s for our customers, our team, our pub partners, our suppliers and the communities in which we live, operate and serve. Founded in 1799 with offices in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk and Burton on Trent in Staffordshire we employ around 39,000 people across the group with four divisions: Greene King pubs, Destination Brands, Partnership and Ventures, and Brewing & Brands.

*   Greene King pubs are located where people and communities come together; pubs enjoyed in cities, towns and villages throughout the country
*   Destination Brands is a portfolio of food and drink-led brands including Hungry Horse, Farmhouse Inns, Chef & Brewer, Flaming Grill and Wacky Warehouse
*   Partnerships & Ventures includes Pub Partners, which runs our tenanted and leased pubs business and Hive Franchise pubs, and our Ventures Brands which is made up of Metropolitan Pub Company, Hickory’s, Hotels Group and Crafted Pubs
*   Brewing & Brands covers the brewing side of the business. Quality ales are brewed at the Westgate brewery in Bury St Edmunds and the Belhaven Brewery in Dunbar. Our industry-leading portfolio includes Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen, Abbot Ale, Ice Breaker and Belhaven Best and our premium beers, Level Head and Flint Eye, brewed for the modern-day drinker.

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