An Andover pub is hoping that the lifting of lockdown shouldn’t mean an end to breakfast in bed as it challenges customers to wear pyjamas into the venue.

The Folly, located on Charlton Road, is offering free breakfasts this weekend to anyone wearing nightwear, including pyjamas, slippers and dressing gowns into the pub.

John Mitchell, general manager at the Folly, said: “Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day and should be savoured no matter how old you are, but it’s interesting to see that traditional breakfast in bed is now the preferred choice for the younger generations.

“After a long year stuck at home more people are getting out and about in the mornings, enjoying breakfast on the go or treating themselves to something tasty they just couldn’t make at home.

“That’s why we’ve launched our breakfast in bed giveaway, so punters can tuck into their favourite meal of the day in their comfiest gear – and all on the house!

“We look forward to welcoming locals in Andover to don their best slippers and join us for a free dish from our brand-new breakfast menu this weekend.”

The event comes following the lifting of lockdown restrictions allowing pubs to welcome visitors inside once more. The pub itself has gone through multiple reopenings in the past year, having reopened in October following a change of management at the top.

Breakfasts were one of the new features introduced by Jordan Jones, the kitchen manager, after the previous management team were replaced in March 2020, with dishes from breakfast kebabs to the ‘Sausageness Monster’ – a one-metre-long curled sausage sandwich – introduced to the menu.

The breakfast challenge is available from Friday, June 11 to Sunday, June 13.