The two of you might not have met yet, but Kozel could soon become your new favourite beer. Sounds like a bold claim? Kozel (Czech for “goat”) has been brewed in the Czech village of Velkopopovický for more than 130 years; with such heritage and expertise, little wonder this artisan beer continues to pick up awards. To celebrate in Britain, Kozel is giving away thousands of free pints. What’s more, you’ll be enjoying it before most of the UK has even heard of it, giving you bragging rights once the beer cements its status as one of the best.
To claim your free pint, download the Kozel app on your smartphone, select a pub from the easy-to-navigate menu, show it to the bartender and look on as they pour a pint of Czech magic*. Please remember: it's one pint per phone. While thousands of pints may sound like a lot, given the standard of the beer, we expect them to be snapped up quickly, so be sure to enjoy your free pint sooner rather than later.
To see if the offer is available in your area - and we hope it is - please download the app or see the list of pubs below:
123 Kew Rd, TW9
The first Earl Of Shaftesbury’s motto was “Love, serve“, and it’s a mind-set that the good people behind this fine public house are keen to continue, given the memorably high levels of politeness. Pleasing decor makes for an enjoyable day.
96 Ladbroke Grove, W11
There is a real community feel in the cosy Elgin, which is hugely popular with Notting Hill residents. And little wonder: it’s a great, friendly place to eat, drink and listen to live music with friends.
345 Trinity Rd, SW18
This imposing building is ideal for those who yearn for that touch of community spirit: not only does it make the perfect place for watching sport, but they also host barbecues and garden fetes in the summer. The welcoming interior has huge open fireplaces, leather chairs – which prove much easier to get into than out of – and a great dining room, while the garden could be considered one of the most impressive in south-west London. Seasonal gastro-style fresh food is served all day, every day, inside or outside.
The Prince Alfred
5A Formosa St, W9
The onus is on comfort and beauty in this late Victorian public house, where you’ll find beautifully carved mahogany and sparkling etched and cut glass. The Victorian snugs are ideal for getting away from it all (although, do make sure you mind your head).
8 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, SW15 1JN
The Duke combines the best of the old and the new world, to make for a cracking culinary experience. Its location also makes it incredibly popular for one particular sporting event: it is situated on the start-line for the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race. Check out the Duke’s Basement Bar for parties and live music.
The Thatched House
115 Dalling Road, Hammersmith, W6 0ET
This striking building has enjoyed a makeover, to make for a more atmospheric and comfortable feel, while the patio is a must during the warmer months. The food has to be checked out, given it’s overseen by Shaun Harrington of the famed Ship in Wandsworth.
2/4 Queens Head Passage, Paternoster Square, EC4M 7DZ
Is there a better London landmark than St Paul’s? It’s one to think about as you enjoy a pint in The Paternoster, situated next to Sir Christopher Wren’s crowning glory, which is an airy, spacious and yet atmospheric and friendly pub, perfect for a post-work meet-up.
The Fire Stables
27-29 Church Road, Wimbledon, SW19 5DQ
Wimbledon Village is good fun but can get a little, well, crowded. It perhaps sounds like a frankly misanthropic attitude, given one of the main reasons to go out is to socialise. The Fire Stables, however, is snugly tucked away, to make for a more intimate experience.
The King’s Head
1 Roehampton High Street, Roehampton,SW15 4HL
The King’s Head takes its meat seriously. Indeed, true carnivores travel from afar for its state-of-the-art six-spit rotisserie and charcoal grill.
The Narrow Boat
119 St Peters Street, Islington, London, N1 8PZ
As locations go, the bohemian Narrow Boat really takes some beating. Actually situated on the Regents Canal in Islington, there is more to the Narrow Boat than the novelty value of, “Wow – we’re actually drinking on a canal.”
The Duke Of Wellington
179 Portobello Road, London, W11 2ED
If you’d like a cross-section of London society, head to the Duke Of Wellington, where young bohemians mingle with antique-dealers, or musicians prop up the bar alongside tourists. It all makes for a thoroughly convivial and lively atmosphere.
32 Brewhouse Lane SW15 2JX
There are few better places to enjoy a post-work drink than The Boathouse – particularly in the summer. Given its tranquil Putney location, it’s a popular place, but with three floors there’s plenty of room.
The Oyster Shed
1 Angel Lane, St. Pauls, EC4R 3AB
It might boasts views of The Shard, the Tower Of London and the Thames, but there’s more to The Oyster Shed than its location. Have a drink, but stay for the food.