The Kent pubs offering free pints for England's Euro 2024 semi-final tonight - but there's a catch

A number of different pints will be available to choose from
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As the Three Lions prepare to face the Netherlands in the Euro 2024 semi-final tonight (July 10), free pints will be on offer across Kent to celebrate. Pub giant Greene King has confirmed it will be offering free drinks across its branches for punters watching the hotly-anticipated game.

However, for a free pint to be pulled, a specific criteria must be met first. England will need to score a goal before any refreshments can be claimed.

Greene King has said that, while it can’t guarantee a win, “a good time is almost guaranteed if England score”. If that happens, all customers need to do is say “England scored, please pour” to redeem their complimentary pint after the final whistle is blown.

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Pubgoers will be able to choose one free pint of either Greene King IPA, Yardbird Pale Ale, Old Speckled Hen, Old Golden Hen, House Bitter, False Nine, Level Head Session IPA, Flint Eye Dry-Hopped Lager, Hazy Day Hazy IPA, Prior Life All Day IPA, Ice Breaker Pale Ale or a soft drink alternative. Scroll down to see the full list of participating venues in Kent.

Having scored five goals in the tournament so far, with Jude Bellingham having scored two of those, the odds for free pints is looking good for the nation - but, as always in sport, nothing is guaranteed. Greene King has enlisted former professional footballer and avid pub lover Jimmy Bullard to give his take on what will happen in the match tonight.

The Druids Arms pub in Maidstone
A number of Greene King pubs from around Kent will be taking part -Credit:Google Maps

He said: “After having a career in football, I’ve seen first-hand the passion this nation has for the sport and as this tournament has proven, nothing is guaranteed in football. What can be guaranteed though is a good time at the pub, because no matter the result, win or lose, you’re surrounded by your friends and fellow fans, so you can celebrate or commiserate together.

“The addition of a free pint is enough to put a smile on my face, especially when the games so far have been so agonising to watch. There is only one place I’ll be heading to watch the semi-final game and that’s my local Greene King pub, because once one of our players hit the ball in the back of the net, I’ll be enjoying a refreshing pint – free of charge! No brainer!”

Clair Preston-Beer, managing director for Greene King Pubs, added: “With the highly-anticipated semi-final against Netherlands just around the corner, we know that in football tournaments the winning result is never guaranteed. We want to support the nation and guarantee a good time win, lose or draw so no matter the result should England score, we’ll give our guests a free drink on us!

“At Greene King, we are proud to be the nation’s go-to place to eat, drink, and relax with your family, friends, and colleagues - we have something for everyone. We can’t wait to welcome customers into our pubs to watch the semi-final and hopefully claim a free drink on us – fingers crossed!”

The Greene King pubs in Kent where you can get a free pint tonight (July 10)

Here are the Kent Greene King pubs where you can watch the England v Netherlands Euro semi-final match this evening and claim a free pint if England score:

  • Three Tuns, Canterbury

  • Tiger Moth, Chatham

  • Spyglass and Kettle, Gillingham

  • Old Rectory, Leybourne

  • Druids Arms, Maidstone

  • Newham Court Inn, Maidstone

  • Pippin, Maidstone

  • The Bull, Otford

  • Cricketers, Rainham

  • Billet, Sittingbourne

  • Compasses, Tunbridge Wells

  • Oak, Walderslade

  • Wheatsheaf, Whitstable

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