PUBS in and around Weston-super-Mare are offering customers a free pint if England score against Netherlands in tonight’s Euro 2024 semi-final this evening.

The hospitality company Greene King is making the offer in all its pubs – in the Weston area these are The Hungry Horse on Bleadon Road, and The Super Mare in Worle.

The Bridge Inn in Yatton is also taking part in the offer.

Customers can claim one free pint, or a soft drink, by going to the bar after the final whistle and saying ‘England scored, please pour’.

Following their success in the quarter-final against Switzerland with Trent Alexander-Arnold bagging the winning penalty, Gareth Southgate’s men will be hoping to move one step closer to bringing football home this evening. The match kicks off at 8pm.

Greene King has enlisted former professional footballer and avid pub lover, Jimmy Bullard, to promote their free drinks offer.

He said: “After having a career in football, I’ve seen first-hand the passion this nation has for the sport and as this tournament has proven, nothing is guaranteed in football.

“What can be guaranteed, though, is a good time at the pub, because no matter the result, win or lose, you’re surrounded by your friends and fellow fans, so you can celebrate or commiserate together.

“The addition of a free pint is enough to put a smile on my face, especially when the games so far have been so agonising to watch.

“There is only one place I’ll be heading to watch the semi-final game and that’s my local Greene King pub, because once one of our players hit the ball in the back of the net, I’ll be enjoying a refreshing pint – free of charge. No brainer.”

Greene King Pubs’ managing director Clair Preston-Beer said: “With the highly anticipated semi-final against Netherlands just around the corner, we know that in football tournaments the winning result is never guaranteed.

“We want to support the nation and guarantee a good time win, lose or draw, so no matter the result should England score, we’ll give our guests a free drink on us.

“At Greene King, we are proud to be the nation’s go-to place to eat, drink, and relax with your family, friends, and colleagues - we have something for everyone.

“We can’t wait to welcome customers into our pubs to watch the semi-final and hopefully claim a free drink on us – fingers crossed.”

The offer entitles pubgoers to one free pint of either Greene King IPA, Yardbird Pale Ale, Old Speckled Hen, Old Golden Hen, House Bitter, False Nine, Level Head Session IPA, Flint Eye Dry-Hopped Lager, Hazy Day Hazy IPA, Prior Life All Day IPA, Ice Breaker Pale Ale or a soft drink alternative.