The Coach & Horses pub, located in central London, had a fearfully frightful start this morning - as a whole host of individuals turned up for food and drinks dressed in petrifying coach and horse’s costumes.

Bartenders at the Coach & Horses pub were left asking, “Why the long face?”, when visitors, dressed as horses, galloped into the pub in front of a variety of spooky coaches, to claim a free drink.

They say you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink, but that wasn’t the case at the Coach & Horses as a group of them were seen drinking their deliciously refreshing pints whilst taking in the unique history of the long-standing venue.

This follows the exciting announcement that the UK’s leading pub company and brewer, Greene King, will be giving out free drink vouchers in London from 28 – 30 October (T+C apply). Drinks range from a spooky Blood Orange G&T through to a refreshing pint.

Fun selfie boards will be on hand in all pubs and those in the most creative outfits can take a picture and upload it to their socials, using the hashtag #GKPubSigns, for a chance to win a £1,200 bar tab and use of a private space in one of our pubs. Winners will also be treated to a box of Greene King beers delivered straight to their door.

Greene King wants London to ‘Come Back Inn’ this Halloween, so get dressed up and visit one of the many pubs! Whether it’s a Silver Cross in Whitehall, a Punch & Judy in Covent Garden, or a Sherlock Holmes in St James, this is the perfect opportunity to rally up friends for a Halloween challenge like no other.

Nik Burniki, general manager at The Coach & Horses at Greene King said, “Pubs have been part of the fabric of London for hundreds of years, providing a pint and a place to get together. After the last 18 months, let’s be honest, we never knew how much we could miss a pint! So, with £1,200 up for grabs, you and your friends better hurry down – I can’t wait to see everyone dressed up!”

As Halloween weekend approaches, now is the ideal time to head out and learn the rich history of the Greene King pubs. Whether that’s the 300 years old, The Globe, located in Marylebone, which is said to still be spooked by the dead landlord William Thorton or the Marlborough Head in Mayfair that stands on a site once used to execute thousands of criminals between the 12th and 18th Centuries. Plan your spooky evening around Greene King’s most haunted pubs.

Terms & Conditions

  • Only x1 drink can be redeemed per person
  • The vouchers will be available from 28th – 30th October 2021 from Victoria, Oxford Circus and Leicester Square tube stations until 8pm and will be valid until November 25th, 2021
  • The free drink is served on a first-come-first-served basis
  • Participating pubs: greeneking-pubs.co.uk/free-drink/