A PUB isn't just for Christmas and to celebrate a pub group is offering people a free drink.

Ei Publican Partnerships is helping to cheer up the nation this January by giving away up to 33,000 free drinks until this Sunday.

Pubs in Bradford running the offer include the Cross Keys on Rooley Lane, Horse & Groom Inn on Beacon Road, Greenwood Inn on Bierley Lane, Hare and Hounds on Great Horton Road and Royal Hotel in Clayton.

Whether you fancy a pint, a gin and tonic, or if you’re doing Dry January and want a non-alcoholic beer or soft drink, you can take up the offer from Ei Publican Partnerships.

You can pick from drinks including Coors Light, Carling, Rekorderlig Strawberry and Lime low alcohol cider, J2O, Strongbow, Bulmers, John Smiths, Amstel, Heineken 0.0, Guinness and Gordon’s gin.

You’ve got until January 20 to claim your free drink by downloading a voucher to your phone from www.freedrinkoffer.co.uk before showing it at your nearest participating watering hole.

Find your nearest pub by entering your postcode on the website.

Managing director at Ei Publican Partnerships, Nick Light said: “We’re wishing everyone a Happy New Year and encouraging people to be social in January. The pub is the original social network, where you can catch up with friends and be a part of a local community and just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean you can’t go out and enjoy yourself.

"We recognise that many people are saving money in the New Year having indulged at Christmas so we’re making it easier by giving the nation a free drink.”

The offer is available at about 1,000 pubs across the UK, thanks to Ei Publican Partnerships, the UK’s largest leased and tenanted pub business.