Irish pub offering a free pint of Guinness to anyone who brings them a birthday card
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Irish pub offering a free pint of Guinness to anyone who brings them a birthday card

AN IRISH pub is pulling out all the stops for its first birthday with a free pint of Guinness for one an all – provided they celebrate the occasion accordingly.

The Butcher Bhoy in Norwich is marking one year in business with a free pint of Guinness for every customer who visits the establishment on Friday, October 18.

But before you go booking those train tickets over to East Anglia or flights into Norwich International Airport, it’s worth noting that the offer comes with one pretty important caveat.

Anyone hoping to get their hands on a free pint of the black stuff needs to come prepared with a birthday card made out to the Butcher Bhoy – it’s the polite thing to do, after all.

One of Norwich’s more distinctive drinking establishments, the Butcher Bhoy is the brainchild of local businessman Marcus Pearcey.

He was inspired by a trip to Portugal where he noticed a local Irish bar was the only one busy during the tourism off-season.

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Returning home, Pearcey set up his Irish pub in the backroom area of a  butchers and farm shop he also owns.

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"People like the quirkiness of going through the butchers to get to the pub and there are many like that in Ireland where you go through newsagents and I've even been to one behind a clothes shop,” he told the Eastern Daily Press.

The pub certainly seems to have gone down well with locals – Pearcey estimates he sells somewhere in the region of 300 to 400 pints of Guinness each and every Saturday.