Pub gave away free pints in tribute to Queen after killjoy police ruined 6p plan

A patriotic pub landlord who wanted to do “something special” to mark the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II was prevented from selling pints for six pence each – the price of a pint when the late Queen came to the throne.

Police steeped in to point out that since 2018 it has been illegal to sell alcohol for anything less than 50p per unit.

So instead Sean Lowe, owner of the Q Gardens bar in Odsal, Bradford, decided to give beer away for free instead.

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A member of staff told the Daily Star that they must have given away “between three and four hundred pints” on Monday.

One customer named Dean was delighted by the offer. He told LadBible: "This deal is fantastic. I am not a big royalist, so I didn't think I'd be this emotional.

"It has just brought everyone together. I got here at 12 so I would be ready for the deal."

Another regular Dave Lang said the bar was a good deal busier than he expected: “It was really good on them to put it on. It has really brought people together."

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Sean said he had staged the special event to bring the local community together so they could pay their respects to the Queen.

"My family have always been massive supporters of the royals,” he said, “particularly my grandma.

"It has just been passed down the generations. I really loved the Queen and what she did for this country."

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"It was like let's stay open and pay our respects in a way where everyone can get together for this historic moment," he added.

"A lot of the customers who don't really talk have been in conversation with others about it in recent days. It has really brought a community feel.

"Although it is going to cost the business money, it is our way of honouring her memory and all the work she did for the country."

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