Greene King pubs are offering pints for free, as part of a promotional scheme for the Jubilee week.

The local Greene King pubs are Village Inn in Bowness-on-Windermere, and Royal Oak in Ambleside. This promotion will end at the end of today, Monday 30 May. Punters will need to provide special codeword "1952" to get their free pint.

Earlier today Greene King were offering pints for 6p-the same price it was in 1952. However, the offer breached the licencing act, and they are therefore giving the first pint of Greene King IPA for free. 

Andrew Gallagher, marketing director at Greene King Local Pubs, said: “we wanted to take our customers back to where it all began – 1952, a time when Vera Lynn ruled the charts and pints were only 6p.”

This marketing deal will be available across 408 Green King Local Pub or Flaming Grill sites, which will also include The Victoria and Strawberry pub in Barrow, and Station Promenade and Dog & Partridge in Morecambe. 

Pubs across the UK they can now open until 1am instead of 11pm from Thursday 2 June until Saturday 4 June as the Government have temporarily changed the licences.