WETHERSPOON is slashing the price of ten drinks, including certain beers and vodkas, from January 31 to mark Brexit taking place the same day.
Its so-called “Let’s stay friends” move will offer customers around 60p off drinks which originate in European countries, as well as from across the UK.
Drinks include Estrella Galicia, Beck’s, Peroni, Tyskie, Jameson Irish Whiskey, and Grey Goose Vodka – see the box below for the full list.
Under the offer customers will be able to buy a bottle of Beck’s for £1.49, a bottle of Peroni at £1.99, Grey Goose Vodka (175ml and mixer) for £2.99, and a pint of Ruddles (England) for £1.49 at 700 Wetherspoon pubs. Prices will vary at the other Wetherspoon pubs.
Customers will see the discounted prices in all of the company’s 870 pubs in Britain, but sadly it’s not a permanent price cut as the promotion will end on February 29.
Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin said: “Many of our customers are keen to celebrate Brexit.
“At the same time we want to remain friends with our European neighbours and offer a range of drinks at an excellent price.
“In my opinion, there has been far too much political posturing in negotiations between the UK and the EU up until now.
“The UK should aim to treat all countries of the world equally by eliminating current protectionist tariffs on nearly 13,000 non-EU imports, which cause every person, and most businesses in the UK, to pay artificially high prices for everyday goods, including rice, oranges, wine and children’s clothing and shoes.
“The EU and UK need to understand that tariffs and protectionism are counter-productive.
“UK consumers will shun EU goods if tariffs are imposed on UK exports – as EU consumers might do if the roles were reversed.
“It is therefore pointless for one side to threaten the other with tariffs.
“The public and businesses will be the ultimate decision-makers through their purchasing choices.
“Let’s stay friends and enjoy free trade, but take account of the economic reality.
“Consumers hold the whip hand in these negotiations, not governments.”
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