Did you and your loved one first lock eyes over a lager? Or was it Prosecco that fuelled your passion? Ahead of Valentine’s Day, Brakspear is on a quest to find couples who met in a pub and is offering some seriously romantic prizes in return for love stories from the ‘local’.
The ‘Brakspear Pub Love’ competition, running until Valentine’s Day, celebrates the pub’s role in bringing couples together. To be in with a chance of winning a prize, customers simply have to share their pub romance by email or social media. Winners will be selected at random to win one of the prizes, to be enjoyed on or around Valentine’s Day in the pub where they first met.
Prizes include a Pinkster G&T for two, a bottle of Laurent Perrier Rosé, or a generous hamper containing one of the drinks plus some other goodies, to be collected from the pub. Heart-shaped beer mats are being placed in Brakspear pubs to direct customers to the Facebook and Twitter sites to post their stories.
Emma Sweet, Brakspear marketing manager, said, “People might be finding dates online through websites and apps these days, but in our experience, plenty of lasting relationships still start in the pub.
“We’ve seen love blossom in many of our pubs, on both sides of the bar, and across it. Several of our tenant couples met while working or drinking together and we’ve heard of lots of customers who first set eyes on their significant other in the pub.
“We thought it would be fun to celebrate pub romances around Valentine’s Day. And as the prizes are to be enjoyed in the pub where they first met, it’s a way for partners to take a trip down memory lane to the start of their relationship.”
To enter the Brakspear Pub Love competition, simply post your story on https://www.facebook.com/brakspearpubs/ on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #brakspearpublove, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be notified before 14 February.