A HORWICH pub is offering a free drink to punters next week - as long as they finish work on time.

The Blundell Arms in Chorley Old Road has launched the initiative after research revealed that the average full-time worker leaves the office 23 minutes late each day.

Matthew Adderley, general manager at the Blundell Arms pub, said: “We’re a nation that never switches off – whether its staying late at work, a long commute home or household chores, we know all-too-well it can feel like there’s just not enough hours in the day.

“That’s why we’re encouraging people in Horwich to sign our pledge to leave work on time at least once next week, so they can really make the most out of their evening, as well as enjoying a drink on the house in a relaxing pub environment and taking some much-needed time out to escape everyday life.

“We look forward to welcoming hard-working locals for a well-earned drink – they more than deserve it.”

To claim your free drink, sign the www.chefandbrewer.com/enhance-your-evening and show the confirmation voucher at the bar.