Pub pays tribute to the Queen by offering 6p pint

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A portrait of Queen Elizabeth is displayed at a bus stop outside Westminster Abbey, following the passing of Queen Elizabeth, in London, Britain, September 9, 2022. REUTERS/John Sibley
A portrait of Queen Elizabeth is displayed at a bus stop outside Westminster Abbey. (Reuters)

A pub has paid tribute to the Queen following her death this week by offering a 6p pint.

Entwistle Hotel in Darwen, Lancashire, sold beer at a knockdown price so customers could celebrate the life of Her Majesty with a drink that cost the same as in 1952 when she ascended the throne.

The average pint in the pub is currently £2.99, it said, while the average price of a pint nationally is £3.95.

The cut-price beer was only on sale for an hour on Saturday morning so punters had to be quick.

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The Bristol Bar in Dennistoun, Glasgow, has paid tribute to the late Queen. (swns)
The Bristol Bar in Dennistoun, Glasgow, has paid tribute to the late Queen. (swns)

Entwistle Hotel said in a statement: “In honour of Her Majesty the Queen and her passing yesterday we have decided to sell all pints for 6p which was the price when Elizabeth ascended the throne in 1952.

“We are a community local and we want to let our loyal customers celebrate her life with a pint and toast her majesty for 6p.”

Another pub in Glasgow also paid tribute to Her Majesty.

The exterior of the Bristol Bar in Dennistoun was decorated with a full-length portrait of the Queen wearing a white gown and wearing a blue sash.

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The Rangers pub also included the words Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 - 2022, on the image.

It came as King Charles III was proclaimed as the new monarch on Saturday morning.

During a poignant and sombre meeting of the Accession Council, Charles spoke movingly about his mother and the grief his family was experiencing.

Watch: King Charles III's declaration at Accession Council in full

But he added the “sympathy expressed by so many to my sister and brothers” had been the “greatest consolation”.

Watched by the Queen, the new Prince of Wales and more than 200 privy counsellors – including six former prime ministers – the King pledged himself to the task now before him and the “heavy responsibilities of Sovereignty”.

The day included a moment of pomp and pageantry with David White, Garter King of Arm, in his colourful regalia and flanked by other Officers of Arms and Sergeants at Arms, reading the proclamation of the new King from a balcony at St James’s Palace.

The new monarch became King the moment his mother died, but an Accession Council must be convened following the death of a Sovereign – usually within 24 hours.