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UK Pub Chain Is Selling 6p Pints For Platinum Jubilee

UK Pub Chain Is Selling 6p Pints For Platinum Jubilee

Well, I guess it would be rude not to. It's what the Queen would want.

We may have our problems in the UK, but it's a good time of year just now.

The days are getting longer and warmer, festivals are fast approaching and we've got the Queen's Platinum Jubilee to celebrate.

Now, there are many among us who love the royal family, many who hate the very fact such a thing exists, and many who couldn't care less either way.

But one thing that unites us all is a love of not having to go to work - and not having to go to work means pints.

Is there a more beautiful sight?
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And thanks to Greene King, it means six pence pints.

The chain is celebrating 70 years of Her Majesty perching on her throne with bargain booze across its 408 sites.

The company is offering up pints of its IPA for just six pence, as that's how much they would have set you back during the Queen's coronation all those years ago.

All you've got to do is say the code word '1952' at the bar, and viola, you'll be transported back in time to a world of six pence pints.

You can only have one though, so don't spend your night propping up the bar whispering '1952' at every passing bartender. It's only available on Monday (30 May) too, so make sure you remember to book in a nice 6p pint to start off your week.

Andrew Gallagher, marketing director at Greene King Local Pubs, said: "The Platinum Jubilee is a fantastic way for the UK to come together and celebrate our Queen and country, so 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.

"Some of our regulars may even remember watching the coronation back in 1952, although they may have been too young to enjoy a pint then.

"We can’t wait to see our customers enjoy this royally good deal on Monday 30 May, and look forward to celebrating the Platinum Jubilee in all our pubs across the bank holiday weekend."

A special extended bank holiday will see the nation celebrate the Queen's 70-year reign with pomp, pageantry and a party.

On 2 June, Trooping the Colour, the sovereign's official birthday parade, will kick start the four days of festivities, with the expectation the Queen will join working members of the royal family on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

There will be no ceremonial journey to the service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral on Friday 3 June, and the 96-year-old monarch will use a different entrance rather than scaling the steep steps.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to join members of the monarchy for the event which is also likely to see the Duke of York make an appearance.

A personal highlight for the Queen will be her afternoon at Epsom racecourse for the Derby - although her three horses have been withdrawn from the race - and that evening Diana Ross, Queen + Adam Lambert and a host of stars will perform at an open-air concert in front of the palace.

The weekend will end with street parties and jubilee lunches held across the country on Sunday (5 June).

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