Pubs up and down the country are now giving away 100,000 free pints - but for today only.

As part of Greene King's 'It Rains, We Pour' scheme, customers can choose one free drink at their local Greene King pub up until 11:00am on Tuesday, March 26.

There are a number of pubs that fit the bill in south Cumbria, including the Village Inn in Windermere, the Royal Oak in Ambleside, and Barrow's Strawberry and Victoria.

Clair Preston-Beer, Managing Director for Greene King Pubs, said: “Now it’s officially raining, we’re pouring 100,000 free pints across our Greene King pubs nationwide in our biggest ever giveaway to celebrate rather than commiserate the rain, because let’s face it, it won’t be the last of the wet weather!

“At Greene King, we are proud of being the nation’s go-to place to eat, drink, and relax with your family, friends, and colleagues - we have something for everyone, so as we can’t control the weather, we can make up for it by offering this free pint giveaway up and down the country - meaning a Good Time is (Almost) Guaranteed.

"We can’t wait to welcome customers into our pubs today to enjoy our biggest ever round of free drinks.”

The pub company and brewer’s biggest ever round was triggered at 08:00am today (Monday, March 25) - after much anticipation the official Greene King Rain Drop Detector was set off, meaning the nation can head to their local pub and enjoy a free pint.

The nine-foot-tall pint glass shaped detector situated at Great Northern Warehouse in Manchester city centre, lit up triggering the launch of the offer across the country, as the first drops of rain fell on the city.

The giveaway follows new national research revealing Manchester is the UK’s wettest city, with over one in five of the nation claiming it’s the place that rains the most in the entire country.  

All pub goers must do to quench their thirst is head to a local participating Greene King pub and say the key words “it rains, we pour” when ordering.