From ‘Brexit Day’ until the end of February, the Railway Hotel’s “Let’s Stay Friends” promotion offers pub goers around 60p off ten drinks that originate from Europe and the UK, including Estrella Galicia (Spain), Beck’s (Germany), Peroni (Italy), Tyskie (Poland) and Jameson Irish Whiskey.
Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin, who spent £94,856 on pro-Brexit beer mats, said: ‘Many of our customers are keen to celebrate Brexit. At the same time we want to remain friends with our European neighbours and offer a range of drinks at an excellent price.’
‘In my opinion, there has been far too much political posturing in negotiations between the UK and the EU up until now. The UK should aim to treat all countries of the world equally by eliminating current protectionist tariffs on nearly 13,000 non-EU imports, which cause every person, and most businesses in the UK, to pay artificially high prices for everyday goods, including rice, oranges, wine and children’s clothing and shoes.’
Mr Martin is certainly smiling as he emerged £44m richer in the wake of December’s general election result. The Brexit supporter saw the value of his stake in Wetherspoons jump almost 10 per cent from £487m to £531m, with the pub chain’s shares rising from 1,482p to 1,619p.
Meanwhile, The Railway Hotel currently has 309 appraisals on Trip Advisor, of which 81 are in the highest excellent bracket whilst their very good ratings hit 110.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]