Pub-goers can bag themselves and a neighbour a free pint of beer if they visit one of several Suffolk boozers next week.

Bury St Edmunds-based brewery Greene King said it is looking to bolster community spirit with the offer, which is valid for Wednesday, January 11.

Between 3pm and 9pm, drinkers need to head to one of the eight Suffolk pubs taking part in the scheme.

When making a purchase, customers who use the codeword 'neighbour' will be able to claim one of a selection of free drinks.

This includes an Ice Breaker Pale Ale pint or bottle, gin and tonic or a regular glass of draught Coca-Cola Zero Sugar.

The participating Suffolk pubs are:

  • Grapes, Bury St Edmunds
  • Spread Eagle, Bury St Edmunds
  • Tollgate, Bury St Edmunds
  • Grosvenor, Felixstowe
  • Owl & Pussycat, Felixstowe
  • Man on the Moon, Ipswich
  • Royal George, Ipswich
  • Golf Hotel, Rushmere

Before the start of the World Cup, Greene King also gave away free pints to people who shared surnames with members of the England and Wales squads.

Andrew Gallagher, marketing director at Greene King Local Pubs, said: "We wanted to start the new year by helping locals to rekindle the feeling of togetherness which has been lost since the pandemic was at its height.

"Local pubs sit at the heart of the community, and we know many people are having a tough time at the minute, which is why we want to bring people together, to enjoy a drink on us."