Desperate pub serves up free pints in return for toilet roll or hand wash during coronavirus shortage – The Sun

A PUB is giving away free pints to customers in return for loo roll and hand wash.

The Jolly Roger has been hit by the effects of shoppers stockpiling essentials in preparation for self-isolation due to the coronavirus.

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To tackle the shortage, landlady Hayley Hood, 38, has offered to exchange a free drink for punters who bring in four toilet rolls, or some pump hand soap.

The pub is currently defying coronavirus fears by staying open for punters in Gosport, Hants.

Hayley said: "We were really close to being out of toilet rolls and hand soap and would have had to close down – we can’t remain open without the essentials.

"None of our regular suppliers have any soap or antibacterial solution left.

"After putting the message out we received 36 toilet rolls in one afternoon.

"Some customers have also exchanged pump hand soap for a drink of their choice."

We were really close to being out of toilet rolls and hand soap and would have had to close down – we can’t remain open without the essentials.

The deal was announced on Facebook earlier this week and so far the pub has been flooded with 72 loo rolls in just two days.

Punters are also swapping rubber gloves and even tubes of toothpaste for free booze.

It comes after an Indian takeaway in Milton Keynes offered free toilet roll with takeaways over £20.

Hayley added: "Now we've got regulars coming in to get their Guinness or Birra Moretti for free.

"One lady came in with 12 rolls so she had a whole bottle of wine on the house for her effort.

"In total we've had 72 toilet rolls, 12 soaps, three pairs of rubber gloves and ten tubes of toothpaste.

"We only had a pack of 12 toilet roll before, that would have only lasted a couple of days, and were nearly empty on hand soap – which would have been the real killer."

The generous landlady and mum-of-two said the pub now has more than it needs so is putting hampers of items together to give to vulnerable people who cannot find them in shops.




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