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You Can Get A Free Pint If Your First Name Or Surname Is Neil

You Can Get A Free Pint If Your First Name Or Surname Is Neil

Finally, the pay off for being called Neil

Jake Massey

Jake Massey

Are you called Neil? Do you like pints (of Guinness)? Do you like pubs with two apostrophes in their name?

Well good news, O'Neill's is giving away free pints of Guinness to anybody called Neil. In fact they will also give you a free pint of the black stuff if your surname or middle name is Neil, or if any of your names are Neill, Neal, Neale or O'Neill... though I don't know of anyone whose first name is O'Neill.

Neil Morrissey enjoying a beer here.

The offer has been in place since Monday (sorry we didn't tell you sooner) and runs until Friday, so you'll need to act fast... Also, you'll have to be one of the first 25 Neils to claim the offer at whichever O'Neill's pub you head to.

All you have to do to claim your pint is head to one of the chain's 36 pubs across the UK with valid ID - but don't expect to just keep getting free refills, as it's one free pint per Neil.

The unusual offer is the pub's way of celebrating its 25th birthday, having founded its first pub in Aberdeen in 1994.

Chris Brewer, operations director at O'Neill's Pubs, said they 'couldn't think of a better way to mark the occasion'.

Doesn't get much better than a free Guinness really does it?

He said: "At O'Neill's we pride ourselves on providing the perfect place to party any night of the year, but for our 25th birthday we wanted to do something a little bit different.

"We couldn't think of a better way to mark the occasion than to share our special day with fellow Neils. We're looking forward to welcoming our wonderful guests to join with us in raising a glass and joining in the craic for this huge birthday celebration!"

You can actually opt for a free soft drink instead of the Guinness if you prefer, though this would obviously be a waste. However, the most important thing is that you don't ask for your Guinness to be mixed with Sprite, as some bloke did last year.

The journo sat next to him decided to share a snap of the beverage in disbelief, and it really is an odd looking concoction.

So by all means, Neils, go grab yourselves a free Guinness, or a free Sprite. Just don't mix the two, please.

Featured Image Credit: PA

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