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Pubs across the UK will give you free beer if you register to vote

Now there's no excuse

Pubs across the UK will give you free beer if you register to vote
11 May 2017

If there’s one thing that’ll get me to do something, it’s the promise of free beer. I’ll tidy my room for a free beer. I’ll cut your hair for a free beer. I might even stop farting at my desk for a free beer. Free beer makes me do stuff, basically (like shout and cry, etc.).

Anyway, a scheme has been set up by pub-owner Joby Andrews, who says: “I wasn’t engaged as a youngster and wasted my vote for years, but the current political climate has motivated me to start voting. There was only a 30% turnout in the recent mayoral elections in Bristol, and as a result the winning candidate won with only 10% of the vote.

“As I run a pub, I thought, let’s encourage them to vote by giving them a pint of beer. That, and with the referendum being such a close call, it’s become clear to me that it’s important for people to vote.”

“Hopefully, if people are registered, they’ll then go down to the polling station on 8 June.”

Seeing as it’s illegal to reward people for voting, he’s going the ‘rewarding people for registering to vote’ route instead. Nice swerve, there, Joby.

Unfortunately, there is one catch – you can only knock back a free pint if you hadn’t already registered to vote before the General Election was announced on 18 April. Still, that’s lots of you, isn’t it? At least do it for a free beer, come on.

Here’s a handy list of all the pubs that are participating:

  • The Lazy Dog, 112 Ashley Down Road, Bristol BS7 9JR
  • The Pipe and Slippers, 118 Cheltenham road, Bristol BS6 5RW
  • The Windmill, 14 Windmill Hill, Bristol BS3 4LU
  • The Plough, 223 Easton Rd, Bristol BS5 0EG
  • The Holman Clavel Inn, Culmhead, Taunton TA3 7EA
  • Red Lion, 206 Whitehall Rd BS5, Bristol BS5 9BP
  • The Beast of Brixton, 89B Acre Ln, Brixton, London SW2 5TN
  • The Love Inn, 84 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY
  • Spit and Sawdust, 21 Bartholomew St, London SE1 4AL
  • The Shakespeare, 1 Henry street, Totterdown, bristol, BS3 4UD
  • Golden Lion, Fielden square, Todmorden, OL146LZ
  • Biblos Calypso Kitchen, Unit 3, Gaol Ferry Steps, Wapping Wharf, Bristol BS1 6WE
  • King William, 36 Thomas Street, London Road, Bath BA1 5NN
  • The Queens Head, 15 Denman Street, London W1D 7HN
  • The Bank Tavern, 8 John St, Bristol, BS1 2HR
  • The Grosvenor Arms, 204 Garrett Lane, SW 18 4 ED
  • The Feather Star Ale House, 15 St Johns Street, Wirksworth, Matlock DE4 4DR
  • The Raven, 7 Queen Street, Bath, BA1 1HE
  • Stroud Brewery Bar, Unit 11, Off Hope Mill Lane, Phoenix Works, London Rd, Thrupp, Stroud GL5 2BU
  • Constellations, 35-39 Greenland Street L1 0BS
  • Flipside Cocktail Club, 109 Whiteladies Road Bristol, BS8 2PB
  • The Drapers Arms, 447 Gloucester Road Bristol BS8 7TZ
  • The Lord Nelson, 9-11 Enfield Road, Brentford, TW8 9NY 
  • The Inn On The Green, 2 Filton rd, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 0PA