WORLD CUP: So how many cut-price beers will the Maiden’s be serving tonight?

The Maiden's Head in Wincheap

The Maiden’s Head in Wincheap is gearing up for another night of selling draught beers at just three quid a pop.

Landlord Jeremy Stirling came up with an offer to sell the beers at that price for the five minutes after every England goal in this year’s World Cup in Russia.

But as the Canterbury Journal exclusively revealed last week, the offer somewhat backfired when England put six away past minnows Panama.

It meant thirsty beer drinkers downed an estimated 100 pints at the lower price.

Jeremy, 58, who has run the popular pub for two years, said: “I didn’t mind. It was all good fun. At least England won.”

Jeremy Stirling weeps into his England flag after giving away beer at £3 a pint

He was spared having to sell any at £3 for England’s final group match as they were defeated 1-0 by Belgium at the Kaliningrad Stadium.

But having won their first two matches, England had already progressed to the last 16.

They meet Group H winners Colombia at the Otkryitye Arena in Moscow tonight (Tuesday) in what promises to be a tantalising encounter.

And so how many pints does Jeremy reckon he will be having to pour at the lower price?

“I think it’s going to be 3-1 to England,” Jeremy said.

“I think Harry Kane’s going to get a hat-trick. Maybe it will be 4-1. And if it is then I shall be very happy to sell the beer for the cheaper price.”

The Maiden’s Head’s offer also applied to Spain goals since Jeremy’s girlfriend Monica is Spanish and to Poland goals because his chef Chris is a Pole. Both sides have now been knocked out.

Kick off in tonight’s game is at 7pm. If England beat Colombia they will play the winners of this afternoon’s evenly matched encounter between Switzerland and Sweden which stars at 3pm.


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