Chef & Brewer pubs are offering a free drink for locals – there’s just one catch, they have to promise to leave the office on time at least one day next week.

The research revealed that the average full-time worker leaves the office 23 minutes late each day, spends 33 minutes travelling home from work, 39 minutes preparing, cooking and clearing up after dinner, and 33 minutes doing household chores – leaving less than half an hour to themselves after all the jobs are done.

Unsurprisingly, a whopping 77 percent wished they had more time to themselves on a weekday evening.

Following the findings, Chef & Brewer is encouraging locals to ‘enhance their evening’, by offering a complimentary glass of their favourite tipple – on the house, so they can enjoy some much-needed ‘me time’. All they have to do to redeem the freebie is sign a pledge to leave work on time at least once next week.

Leading psychologist, Dr Becky Spelman, said: “It's important that we carve out enough time in our busy working week to unwind, relax and focus on our own emotional needs, our relationships and our friends. When we do, not only do we feel happier, but we can also work more effectively, as our stress levels are kept under control.

“Those who dedicate sufficient time to unwinding after a long day are happier, more motivated and less likely to waste time when they’re at work. Committing to leaving by a certain time every day will help to create a work-life balance which in turn will maximise your free time, whether it’s going for a country walk, spending time with the family or going to the pub with friends.”

To redeem a free drink between 5pm-7pm on Monday 21st October to Thursday 31st October, locals simply need to sign the pledge at and show their confirmation voucher at the bar. A range of drinks including hand-selected wines, cask ales, craft beers and soft drinks will be available. Redemption is limited to one drink per person, and full terms and conditions can be found at

Full of charm and character, Chef and Brewer pubs are a collection of unique country-style pubs set in beautiful locations across the country. The relaxed settings offer friendly staff, beautifully decorated interiors, good, honest pub food and a wide selection of fine wines, hand selected by award-winning wine buyers, cask ales and gins from across the UK. To find your nearest Chef & Brewer pub, visit