With the third Ashes test at Headingley just around the corner one London chain of sports bars are giving out FREE pints to the Aussies in their ‘All Aussies Welcome’ initiative.
Tensions have been running high between England and Australia since their intense match at Lord’s. Memorably, Johnny Bairstow’s dismissal by Alex Carey was deemed as ‘just not cricket’ by home fans, including by the PM Rishi Sunak.
However, never let it be said us so-called ‘whinging poms’ are bearing a grudge! In the spirit of the game, ETM bars want to inject some camaraderie back into the game.
For the duration of the third Ashes test, they will be handing out a complimentary pint of Heineken to any Aussie who rocks up to watch the match armed with their Australian passport. The gesture of goodwill is a response to England coach Brendan McCullum’s recent statement that he couldn’t imagine the two teams sharing a beer anytime soon.
As our Antipodean cousins might say, “Fair dinkum, mate!”
Thurs 6th July – Mon 10th July: FREE pints for Aussies with passports while the game is in play
Available at ETM sports bars across London
GREENWOOD, 170 Victoria Street, SW1E 5LB
REDWOOD, London Bridge Station, SE1 9SP
GOLDWOOD, 30-32 Old Jewry, EC2R 8DQ
BEECHWOOD 1A Principal Place, Worship St EC2A 2FA
WESTWOOD, Westfield, Ariel Way, W12 7HB
BROADLEAF, 25 Old Broad Street, EC2N 1HN
LONG ARM, 20 – 26 Worship Street, EC2A 2DX
THE HAT AND TUN, 3 Hatton Wall, EC1N 8HX