As excitement builds for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Greene King was offering customers a pint of beer for just pennies.

The Suffolk brewery had planned a special 6p offer for today (May 30) only as it replicates the same amount a pint cost during the Queen's 1952 coronation.

But now the pub chain will offer the pints for free after it was revealed they were not able to sell them for 6p under the licencing act.

A spokeswoman for Greene King said: "We thought this was a great way to celebrate this remarkable occasion and we’ve been thrilled at the response from customers.

"However, we have some good news for everyone, which is that we will now be giving the jubilee first pint of Greene King IPA away free of charge today, as we now understand it’s not permissible under the licensing act to charge the 6p."

To claim the free pint of IPA, anyone visiting a Greene King Local Pub or Flaming Grill will have to use the code word "1952" when paying at the bar.

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Norfolk pubs taking part in the offer include The Woolpack in Golden Ball Street in Norwich, The Henry VI in Fakenham, and The Red Lion in Drayton.

A list of participating pubs can be found on Greene King's website.

The free pints are limited to one per person and will only be on offer on Monday, May 30.

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