FREE pint for armed forces personnel @ Ember Inns On Remembrance Sunday for current and veteran Army, Navy or RAF members
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FREE pint for armed forces personnel @ Ember Inns On Remembrance Sunday for current and veteran Army, Navy or RAF members

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Found 5th Nov 2013
Serving and former members of the armed forces can print a voucher from Ember Inns for a totally free pint of cask ale, including Adnam's Wherry, American Classic IPA and Gingersnap (usually £3-£3.50ish) on Sun 10 Nov, to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Simply show an ID card or veterans' lapel badge, along with the voucher, which can be printed or shown on a smartphone. Due to licensing laws, the offer's not available in Scotland.

Veterans without a lapel badge can get one by applying on the Veterans UK website. It's completely free, though the MoD says it's currently taking up to 13 weeks to be delivered, so you'll miss out this time. However, offers like this tend to come round every year (including a free carvery at Crown pubs on Armed Forces Day), so it's worth having one for future.

Deal source: MSE

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Free beer - yay! Gotta go over 40 miles to the nearest pub - not yay.

Heat anyway. Nice to see companies starting to think about Forces personnel at last.

It might not be a lot, but a hell of a nice gesture... Other firms to follow suit? I hope so.

rick77

Free beer - yay! Gotta go over 40 miles to the nearest pub - not yay.Heat … Free beer - yay! Gotta go over 40 miles to the nearest pub - not yay.Heat anyway. Nice to see companies starting to think about Forces personnel at last.



What do you mean "at last"? Hundreds of companies across the country all offer discounts to the armed forces - many of which are far more valuable than one pint of ale.

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callum9999

What do you mean "at last"? Hundreds of companies across the country all … What do you mean "at last"? Hundreds of companies across the country all offer discounts to the armed forces - many of which are far more valuable than one pint of ale.



Nothing like the Americans do in support of their services. And it's a relatively recent thing too. Even the 'official' discount service has to be paid for! I know that I didn't once pick up a discount for anything when I served for years, and in many cases (like car and home insurance) it actually cost me more.

rick77

Nothing like the Americans do in support of their services. And it's a … Nothing like the Americans do in support of their services. And it's a relatively recent thing too. Even the 'official' discount service has to be paid for! I know that I didn't once pick up a discount for anything when I served for years, and in many cases (like car and home insurance) it actually cost me more.



That's because Americans tend to blindly worship their armed forces. And insurance is completely different anyway because premiums are based on risks - unlike places like pubs where it costs the same price to supply a pint to a nun as it does to supply one to a boy-racer.

Not that I see why the military should get special discounts anyway - but that's a whole other can of worms!

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callum9999

That's because Americans tend to blindly worship their armed forces. And … That's because Americans tend to blindly worship their armed forces. And insurance is completely different anyway because premiums are based on risks - unlike places like pubs where it costs the same price to supply a pint to a nun as it does to supply one to a boy-racer. Not that I see why the military should get special discounts anyway - but that's a whole other can of worms!



There are many other countries - and businesses that operate in such countries - who also appreciate what those who serve them do, and risk in doing so.

It's nice to see a little token of appreciation is all I'm saying. "Blind worship" doesn't come into it. Can't you just be happy that those who have risked their lives can at least get a free pint from a pub on Remembrance Sunday of all days?

I'm not in the mood to argue, especially over something like this at this time of year.

rick77

There are many other countries - and businesses that operate in such … There are many other countries - and businesses that operate in such countries - who also appreciate what those who serve them do, and risk in doing so.It's nice to see a little token of appreciation is all I'm saying. "Blind worship" doesn't come into it. Can't you just be happy that those who have risked their lives can at least get a free pint from a pub on Remembrance Sunday of all days?I'm not in the mood to argue, especially over something like this at this time of year.



It doesn't bother me either way. Although the cynic in me just sees it as a PR stunt (after that one drink they'll be buying more - plus any non-serving friends/family who came with them will be buying them), if they're happy with it then good.

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callum9999

It doesn't bother me either way. Although the cynic in me just sees it as … It doesn't bother me either way. Although the cynic in me just sees it as a PR stunt (after that one drink they'll be buying more - plus any non-serving friends/family who came with them will be buying them), if they're happy with it then good.



Be as cynical as you like. Nothing is ever really free, after all.

Many employees get discounts from their place of work or schemes (say Tesco, PC World, or thousands of others); card carrying Union members can get arranged discounts; other public servants such as the Fire and Police service have a variety of discounts and freebies, so is it not nice that those with the most dangerous job of all can also get the odd freebie or discount too?

As for insurance and risk, yes, but it's still jarring to pay extra for serving your country, plus having to buy extra units of cover as the disability, loss of digits, loss of limbs and death in service payments are so woeful. There are also many other examples, such as paying Council Tax for vacant properties whilst serving overseas; paying tax on your salary when on operations and even if you're not in the UK for over half of the financial year; increased prices or lack of service for products as you couldn't tie in to longer contracts (or even minimum length ones), companies unwilling to deliver to BFPO addresses and not understanding shadow addresses, blah blah blah.

It's just nice to see an offer such as this on remembrance Day. Anyone who thinks otherwise needs their head checking. I'm not even serving any longer, I'll be nowhere near any of these pubs, nor could I get my 'free pint' anyway as I don't have the veterans' lapel pin badge. I can still appreciate the sentiment of it regardless of whether it is also a good vibe marketing exercise or not.

Could just done a fokker right now. Excellent deal cheers,

rick77

Be as cynical as you like. Nothing is ever really free, after all.Many … Be as cynical as you like. Nothing is ever really free, after all.Many employees get discounts from their place of work or schemes (say Tesco, PC World, or thousands of others); card carrying Union members can get arranged discounts; other public servants such as the Fire and Police service have a variety of discounts and freebies, so is it not nice that those with the most dangerous job of all can also get the odd freebie or discount too?As for insurance and risk, yes, but it's still jarring to pay extra for serving your country, plus having to buy extra units of cover as the disability, loss of digits, loss of limbs and death in service payments are so woeful. There are also many other examples, such as paying Council Tax for vacant properties whilst serving overseas; paying tax on your salary when on operations and even if you're not in the UK for over half of the financial year; increased prices or lack of service for products as you couldn't tie in to longer contracts (or even minimum length ones), companies unwilling to deliver to BFPO addresses and not understanding shadow addresses, blah blah blah.It's just nice to see an offer such as this on remembrance Day. Anyone who thinks otherwise needs their head checking. I'm not even serving any longer, I'll be nowhere near any of these pubs, nor could I get my 'free pint' anyway as I don't have the veterans' lapel pin badge. I can still appreciate the sentiment of it regardless of whether it is also a good vibe marketing exercise or not.



Top, top post.
Get your badge free from: veterans-uk.info/vet…htm

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Paddy_o_furniture

Top, top post.Get your badge free from: … Top, top post.Get your badge free from: http://www.veterans-uk.info/vets_badge/vets_badge.htm



Ta.

And talk about timing... My lapel badge tipped up in the post an hour ago!

rick77

Ta. :)And talk about timing... My lapel badge tipped up in the post an … Ta. :)And talk about timing... My lapel badge tipped up in the post an hour ago!


I'm on to my 2nd badge (which was free) as I lost my first last remembrance Sunday.

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Is this how they're spending the poppy donation money? I think it would've been better to give a free meal or a perfume gift set or something. I'm not complaining though, these people deserve something in return.

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m4rouf

Is this how they're spending the poppy donation money? I think it … Is this how they're spending the poppy donation money? I think it would've been better to give a free meal or a perfume gift set or something. I'm not complaining though, these people deserve something in return.



No, this is a free pint for serving and veteran Armed Forces, offered by the company that runs all the Ember Inns. It's nothing to do with donation money or money from the Poppy Appeal.

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Oh right. My bad. I completely misunderstood this.
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