Pubs across Lancashire are giving away free pints today and the Great British weather is to thank for it.

The Star pub in Burnley is one participating pub where you could grab a free pint.

The offer is live for 24 hours from 11am today (March 25), and customers can choose one free drink from a range of options, including cask ales, lagers and craft beers, such as Greene King’s Level Head, Greene King IPA and Flint Eye or a selection of soft drinks.

All pubgoers must do to quench their thirst is head to a local participating Greene King pub and say the words “it rains, we pour” when ordering.

The pub company and brewer’s biggest ever round was triggered at 8am today, after much anticipation the official Greene King raindrop detector was set off, meaning the nation can head to their local pub and enjoy a free pint.

The nine-foot-tall pint glass-shaped detector, situated at Great Northern Warehouse in Manchester city centre, lit up triggering the launch of the offer across the country, as the first drops of rain fell on the city.

The giveaway follows new national research revealing Manchester is the UK’s wettest city, with more than one in five of the nation claiming it’s the place that rains the most in the entire country.

Lancashire Telegraph:  Greene King staff next to Nine-foot-tall pint glass shaped ‘rain drop detector’ has been situated in Manchester City Centre Greene King staff next to Nine-foot-tall pint glass shaped ‘rain drop detector’ has been situated in Manchester City Centre (Image: Greene King)  

Despite more than eight in 10 Brits (81per cent) believing rain is quintessentially British, almost three quarters (74 per cent) claim it puts them off going out and socialising, showing a clear relationship between the weather and social activities.

Clair Preston-Beer, managing director for Greene King pubs, said“Now it’s officially raining, we’re pouring 100,000 free pints across our Greene King pubs nationwide in our biggest ever giveaway to celebrate rather than commiserate the rain, because let’s face it, it won’t be the last of the wet weather!

“At Greene King, we are proud of being the nation’s go-to place to eat, drink, and relax with your family, friends, and colleagues.

"We have something for everyone, so as we can’t control the weather, we can make up for it by offering this free pint giveaway up and down the country - meaning a good time is (almost) guaranteed.

"We can’t wait to welcome customers into our pubs today to enjoy our biggest-ever round of free drinks.”

Brits can now grab one of 100,000 free pints at their local Greene King pub in celebration of rain falling today.  

The promotion is available in Greene King-managed pubs only. The following brands are excluded from this promotion: Chef and Brewer Collection, Farmhouse Inns, Hungry Horse, Seared, and Metropolitan Pub Company.

List of Greene King pubs taking part in Lancashire:

  • The Star, Manchester Road, Burnley
  • Hartwood Hall, Preston Road, Chorley
  • Yarrow Bridge, Bolton Road, Chorley
  • Old Leyland Gates, Golden Hill Lane, Leyland
  • Guild, Fylde Road, Preston
  • Hare and Hounds, Bolton Road West, Ramsbottom
  • Fleece Inn, Liverpool Road, Penwortham
  • Lane Ends, Blackpool Road, Ashton-On-Ribble
  • Bee Hive, Chorley New Road, Lostock
  • Ship and Royal, Clifton Street, Lytham St Annes
  • Taps, Henry Street, Lytham St Annes