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Pub Offers Free Christmas Dinners For Anyone Who's Going To Be Alone

Pub Offers Free Christmas Dinners For Anyone Who's Going To Be Alone

While so many people find Christmas to be the most wonderful time of the year, for others the reality isn't quite so magical.

Rather than being inundated with Christmas party invites or complaining about having to 'do the rounds' to catch family members dotted around the country, some people find themselves sitting at home with no one to turn to.

But in a bid to help battle loneliness in the local area, one pub in London is offering free Christmas dinners to anyone who might be spending the day alone this year.

Credit: The Alexanda/Twitter
Credit: The Alexanda/Twitter
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The folk at Alexandra in Wimbledon are inviting people to join them on Christmas Day, when they'll be serving up festive scran and booze for those who might need some company for whatever reason.

It won't be the first time they've managed this feat, having been running the initiative for several years now - the pub gave away 109 dinners last year, and staff anticipate an even bigger crowd this time round.

Advertising the event on its Facebook page, the pub wrote: "It's the same deal this year, it's FREE. That means free food, free booze, and if we can rustle something up a free prezzie too.

"Every year I get asked loads of times, 'Ah, but what do you mean FREE?' Well what we mean is, you don't have to pay, to tell the truth you can't pay because we won't take your money.

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Credit: The Alexandra/Instagram
Credit: The Alexandra/Instagram

"FREE means FREE, I can't get any clearer than that.

"You don't need to book, in fact you can't, we try and serve everyone between midday and 3pm (we've never once managed it yet, but that's what we try and do anyways). The ONLY stipulation we make is, you have to be on your own on Christmas day.

"That's it, no other rules, you don't have to sign up and give us your email address (we don't want it), you don't have to be a regular here (I don't mind if you've never been in before and never plan to visit ever again) and you don't have to live local (we don't care where you live, people come from miles away)."

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Owner Mick told the Metro that most of their regulars are over 50 years old, but they also get retail staff who can't make it back to their families due to shift work.

He said: "The majority of people who come to us are recently widowed, living on their own.

"The sort of people who draw their curtains and pretend they're going to see their sister in Worthing and not leave the house."

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Mick continued: "We get people who work in retail and have to work on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.

"If they're from up north, they can't go home. They might be the only ones left in their flat so they're stuck on their own."

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Credit: Twitter

With the support of other local companies and organisations - who donate drink, food and more - Mick and his team have been able to make it a solid knees-up for the community.

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He added: "Last year we did 109 three course meals. If anything we're expecting a few more this year."

The Alexandra's Christmas Day lunches have proven to be such a huge hit that Mick and fellow landlord Sarah have even managed to roll out the concept, having now set up weekly 'Meet Up Mondays' lunches for the community, encouraging them to nip out for a few hours to socialise in a friendly space.

Fills your heart full of Christmas cheer doesn't it?

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/The Alexandra

Topics: Food, Christmas, uk news, News

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Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]