The Stonegate Group, which has 43 pubs in Scotland, has launched a National Pub Fortnight campaign to offer free drinks across more than 1,500 pubs in support of suicide prevention charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (Calm). The campaign, which runs from 9 August until 22 August, will see Stonegate Group partner with Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, Diageo, Heineken, Molson Coors, Carlsberg and Coca-Cola as a buy-one-get-one-free offer that is designed to encourage customers to reach out to friends and family to join them for a drink at the pub.
Stonegate Pub Partners managing director Nick Light said,“We are delighted to be running our free drinks campaign again. But this time, we want to focus on the importance of the social aspect of the pub. For the past 18 months, our social contact has been restricted, leaving some people with feelings of loneliness, that’s why we’re running this year’s National Pub Fortnight in support of Calm’s helpline services, and encouraging our customers to reach out to friends and family members for a drink.
“Our customers have always been fantastic in supporting their local pubs, and this is our way of giving something back to them. This offer is about allowing our customers to continue to enjoy their local pubs and the sociable environment that our publicans and teams deliver on a daily basis while having a drink on us.”