Victory rolls in for Spitfire winner

Posted: 23 December 2010

Blog category: News, Spitfire

A lucky licensee is planning a dream holiday after winning the top prize in a Spitfire Ale competition.

Jonathan Quinn, who runs the George & Dragon in Ilfracombe, Devon won £2,000 worth of Thomas Cook vouchers after one of his Spitfire casks was entered into a prize draw in the Evacuate with Spitfire competition run throughout Punch Tavern pubs.

The delighted licensee said: “I was overwhelmed! I’ve never won anything like this before. We are hoping to have a family holiday in Gran Canaria.”

His regulars are devoted to the distinctive Kentish ale and its accompanying brand of cheeky humour.

He said: “Spitfire is my biggest selling real ale. I’ve stocked it for five years now and my regulars love it. They especially love the tongue-in-cheek posters.”

Evacuate with Spitfire saw six lucky customers from across the country each scoop £500 worth of vouchers after they received a scratch card with their pint. They were entered into the prize draw after inputting details from the card into the Spitfire website.

The six consumer winners are Tom Hannah of Whitley Bay, Raymond Richardson of Langport, Iain Munro of Redhill, Keith Richardson of Norwich, Gordon Hadgett of Burton-on-Trent and Jeremy Rowe of Cornwall.

Shepherd Neame sales and marketing director Graeme Craig said: “Congratulations to all the winners. It is great to see Spitfire’s wide-ranging appeal and I hope they all enjoy their holidays.”