A Brighton pub is serving a drink called ‘substantial meal’ to get around restrictions
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A Brighton pub has gained attention this week after advertising a draught pint, rebranded ‘substantial meal’, in light of the new Tier 2 lockdown restrictions.
The Caxton Arms farcically advertised the ‘new drink’, suggesting a possible loophole in the newly-introduced lockdown restrictions which dictate that pubs may only serve alcohol with a ‘substantial meal’. The beverage, which was was described as ‘hearty, filling and flavoursome’, was posted on Facebook and Instagram, and has since been shared across the country.
The landlord, Brett Mendoza, told The Argus “It’s a farcical situation. No one knows what a substantial meal is.
“We were talking about what a substantial meal actually is, so I printed this off as a joke, attached it on top of one of our other beer pumps and posted it on social media.
“Next thing I know it’s been shared thousands of times, I don’t even know how many people have seen it now”.
Despite a lot of interest, with many people attempting to order bottles of the ale, the ‘substantial meal’ beer is currently only fictional. Mr Mendoza reiterated: “It’s not a real beer”.