Earlier this week, a London pub announced that it would be offering a free dinner and a pint of beer for anyone who would be on their own during Christmas this year. The pub named Alexandra is located in Wimbledon, England. The pub said that there are no strings attached and even people who have never been in the pub before are welcome to take advantage of the free meal.
“I’ve been asked by a few people now if we are doing the ‘free meal for anyone who is on their own’ thing on Christmas day this year. The answer is that of course we are, and we’re doing it exactly the same as last year.” said the pub on its official Facebook page.
“There are no tricks, hidden marketing swerves or strings, it’s quite simple. If you are going to be on your own for whatever reason on Christmas day, come over and we’ll give you a Christmas dinner and pint/glass of wine for free.”
“Free means free, once you’ve eaten it and drank it you can toddle off home if you want, you are not obligated one per cent to buy anything at all. We don’t want your email address, it doesn’t matter if you never set foot in the pub again and never came here before, as long as you leave here happier than you would have been if you hadn’t walked in on Christmas day, we’ve done our bit.”
“If you know someone who might be on their own, let them know. If you live miles away, consider maybe bobbing round to a neighbor or relatives house near you for 20 minutes at Christmas, have a glass of wine or beer with them and have a laugh. You going round might very well be the highlight of their day. Do something good for somebody this Christmas; it’s kind of the whole point when it comes down to it.”