Food & Drink

Joseph Holt pubs are offering punters the chance to have a boozer named after them

The challenge on it's own sounds pretty fun in general, to be honest.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 9th July 2024

Manc brewery and pub chain, Joseph Holt, are offering punters the chance to have a nearby boozer named after themselves, and if you’re pretending that wouldn’t be mint then you’re lying.

The idea of having a pub named after you is usually reserved for legendary local heroes and important figures throughout history, but this is your one chance to rub shoulders with people worthy of having a watering hole christened with their title.

This special promotion has been created to help mark Joseph Holt‘s 175th-anniversary celebrations, with the business going from strength to strength over six different generations.

Today, the chain now reaches across Greater Manchester and beyond, with a total of 127 locations in the North West.

So, what’s the catch? Well, the renaming won’t last forever; the winner of this unique little competition will have a pub share their namesake for two whole weeks if they complete a simple but admittedly extensive challenge.


As part of a series of commemorative events, the brewery has released 16 individual beer mats, with each one offering a nugget of information about the history of Joseph Holt and the timeline of its 175-year journey as well as featuring a QR code.

The full range of beer mats will be available at all of Joseph Holt’s 127 pubs across the North West, but only those who collect all 16 of them will be entered into a draw where the winner will then have a pub of their choice named after them for two weeks.

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After the success of their £1.75 pint offer as part of the anniversary, we can already see this going down a storm too.

The competition to collect all 16 beer mats runs until Thursday, 31 October and once you’ve collected them all, you need to take a picture of the full set and email it to [email protected] to prove you’ve completed the full sweep.

You can find the full T&Cs HERE.


They’re not the only pub chain doing some pretty cool promotions in the region at the minute either…

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Featured Images — The Manc Group/Joseph Holt (via Instagram)