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Pound land: Dinner for £1 and ‘Pound O’ Clock’ menu at Epic and Heroic pubs to celebrate new coin in

To celebrate the arrival of the new 12-sided £1 coin Epic and Heroic Pubs, run by Unique Hospitality Management, are offering anyone with the surname Pound the chance to dine at their five pubs for just £1.

People with the money-related name will be able to claim a main course and drink of their choice for themselves and a guest for just £1 for either lunch and dinner next Tuesday, 28th March, the day the new £1 coin comes into circulation.

There will also be a free drink of their choice for the first customers to pay at the pubs’ bars using a new £1 coin, which is replacing the round pound introduced in Britain more than 30 years ago.

‘Pound O’ Clock’ Menu

All pubs will also be offering a ‘Pound O Clock’ menu next Tuesday evening with a selection of dishes which will increase by £1 depending on the time they are ordered by the customer from 6pm to 9pm. So customers ordering food from the ‘Pound O Clock’ menu between 6pm and 6.59pm will enjoy their dishes for £6, between 7pm and 7.59pm for £7 etc.

Dishes on the ‘Pound O Clock’ menu include crispy chicken burger, avocado, red pepper mayo and spicy fries; grilled pork chop, black pudding hash and fried egg and sustainable fish pie, gem lettuce and peas.

Andrew Coath, the company’s managing director, says: “It is always exciting when a new coin or bank note comes out, particularly this one with its unusual dodecagon shape. As the new £1 coin will be a big part of both our customers and staff lives, as something they will be handling nearly every day, we wanted to celebrate and mark its arrival in a special way.”

He adds: “We are inviting people with the surname Pound to bring in their passports or driving licences to the pubs next Tuesday to claim their £1 meal to enjoy that day.”

The new £1 coin features the national flora of the UK’s four countries emerging from a coronet and is made of two metals.

It also features an image that changes from a "£" symbol to the number "1" when the coin is seen from different angles.

The Royal Mint has claimed that the new coin will be "the most secure circulating coin in the world".

Tables await Mr or Mrs Pound for £1 meals at Epic and Heroic pubs

  • Unique Hospitality Management currently operates two Epic Pubs and three Heroic Pubs. Epic Pubs are the Golden Ball in Maidenhead, Berkshire and 185 Watling Street in Towcester, Northamptonshire. The three Heroic Pubs are The Anchor at Aspley Guise, near Milton Keynes; the Knife & Cleaver at Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire and Mill Street Pub & Kitchen in Oakham, Rutland.

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