Saturday, 15 January 2011

It's a beer scandal.

I see that pub chain giant, Mitchell and Butlers have just introduced a loyalty card in one of their Glasgow pubs, The Drum and Monkey. The deal is that you buy a pint and get a loyalty card that is stamped for each pint you buy. Get ten stamps and you receive a free pint. The beers in the Drum and Monkey are just over three pounds.

All very good, you think, until you discover that the Nicholson's arm of the Mitchell and Butlers chain have a similar offer in England.

But wait, it seems the offer is that you only have to get FIVE pints in order to receive your gratis beer.

It's a scandal and possibly the biggest piece of anti Scot discrimination since Thatcher introduced the Poll Tax north of the border a year earlier than the rest of the UK.

Or, possibly not. Two hundred yards from the Drum and Monkey is the Wetherspoons' Society Rooms and for a while they have been getting a consistent supply of Thornbridge beers including Jaipur and Kipling. Great. And they have been only £1.65 a pint. Even better. So problem solved. Go to the Society Rooms instead and save yourself some cash whilst drinking some nice beers in the process.



  1. A five-pint goal is probably more achievable in a single session than a ten-pint goal. Maybe M&B thought better of encouraging Weegies to drink 3/4 of a gallon in a single sitting, or maybe it's to do with the Scottish Parliament's attitude to alcohol promotions?

  2. There's a few weegies i know that could probably manage the 10 ina session!
    I don't think it's just for one session that you have to drink the 10. It's like a loyalty card that you get stamped every time you are in the drum and monkey. a pint in there is around or just over the three quid mark. So at least 330 quids worth of beer would have to be bought to get a free one.

    10 pints in the Soc rooms of quality Thornbridge would work out much cheaper. Not that you should ever try downing 10 jaipur in a single session! Only rabid barfly would try that!

  3. oops, meant to say 30 quids worth not 330 quids worth.