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12th October 2023

Old Spooky Hen Returns to Treat Guests this October

Old Spooky Hen, the seasonal rebadge, is making a return for the month of October with more treats than ever to drive guests to the pub this autumn.

Pubs that stock Old Speckled Hen in cask will receive a new pump clip to rebadge the ale as Old Spooky Hen for the month, however this year guests will also have the opportunity to win “fangtastic” prizes via an exclusive on trade promotional campaign, giving customers even more reasons to visit their local during the spooky season.

With over 150 prizes up for grabs, including haunted sleepovers and escape room vouchers, all customers will need to do is purchase a pint of Old Spooky Hen and upload a picture of it, and some details, using the QR code provided on point of sale in participating pubs across the UK.

Old Speckled Hen is keen to support its customers to drive footfall with reasons to visit the pub, as well as rewarding the curiosity of its drinkers by celebrating key events in the calendar and providing exciting competitions that only pub goers can get involved with.

David Spencer, Head of Marketing for the Old Speckled Hen family, said: “It’s great to have Old Spooky Hen making a return to the bar this year, which drives excitement around a fun annual occasion. To continue to build on the activity and encourage guests to visit the pub, we believe the incentive to win an extra treat – as well as getting a refreshing pint of Old Speckled Hen – will be a great way to get people engaged with the product and even get those that have never tried cask to give it a taste. We promise it’s not a trick!”

Gangly Ghoul, the 4.2% premium bitter, will also be available for pubs to stock for October, as part of the Greene King Fresh Cask Releases calendar, a portfolio of 18 limited-edition cask beers available at specific times throughout the year. With warming toffee characters and a touch of orange peel citrus and spiciness, Gangly Ghoul is a great seasonal cask to trial on the bar.

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About Greene King

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 mixture of food and drink-led brands including Hungry Horse, Farmhouse Inns, Chef & Brewer, Wacky Warehouse, and Pub & Carvery, Pub & Dining and Pub & Grill
  • 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 sides 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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