Wetherspoon's launch four-day sale with pints of real ale at just 99p

Last orders! Wetherspoon’s launches four-day sale with pints of real ale at just 99p in bid to clear stock before winter lockdown kicks in

  • Prices were cut before pubs across the UK close at 10pm on Wednesday night
  • Pints of real ale were reduced to shed stock because they won’t last a month 
  • Cider and lager will stay same price, as these stocks will survive lockdown 

Wetherspoons has launched a four-day sale with pints of real ale for just 99p in a bid to clear stock before the winter lockdown.

Drinkers enjoyed cut price pints before pubs across the UK close at 10pm on Wednesday night. 

Posters were put up in venues to promote the offer ahead of the second lockdown to shed stock, reports The Sun.   

 Wetherspoons has launched a four-day sale with pints of real ale for just 99p in a bid to clear stock before the winter lockdown 

The signs read: ‘Ahead of the four-week lockdown, rather than waste real ale, it has been reduced to 99p per pint.’   

Spokesman Eddie Gershon said that ‘any real ales not sold between now and lockdown will have to be thrown away’.

He added that its ‘better that customers can enjoy it at a great price’ while the companies 900 pubs remain open.   

Cider and lager will stay the same price, as these stocks will survive lockdown, but real ale will not last. 

Yesterday evening, Boris Johnson announced the UK will be plunged back into lockdown until December 2, to combat a surge in coronavirus infections.

Pubs and restaurants have to shut again, with only takeaways and deliveries on offer. And unlike the first lockdown, takeaway pints are not allowed.  

Drinkers enjoyed cut price pints before pubs across the UK close at 10pm on Wednesday night in a bid to cut stock (stock image used) 

Wetherspoons chairman, Tim Martin, said: The truth is you certainly can catch Covid in a pub, but it is not the centre of transmission.’ 

Last month he warned pubs and restaurants face being wiped out – with up to a million jobs on the line. 

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