IT sounds almost too good to be true, but an Oxford pub is giving away free beer every day this bank holiday weekend.

Bar staff at The Grapes, in George Street, will be serving up gratis pints for punters... if they use the magic words: “Don’t worry, beer happy!”

However, tipplers need to be quick because the offer, by owners West Berkshire Brewery, only extends to 50 pints a day – or 150 for the long weekend – with first come, first served. Drinkers, who must be over 18 of course, can choose between Good Old Boy or Renegade Lager – and are limited to one free pint each.

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A spokesman said: “While we’ve been spoilt with bank holidays and long weekends, the last May Bank Holiday is upon us. West Berkshire Brewery thinks it’s best not to worry, but instead, ‘beer’ happy. To see the last spring bank holiday off in style, West Berkshire Brewery is offering a beer on the house to its first 50 customers each day over the long weekend.”

West Berkshire Brewery bought the lease of The Grapes in George Street from The City Pub Company and launched a £70,000 refurb, reopening it last month.

The pub, which dates back to the 1800s, offers beers from West Berkshire Brewery and other local breweries from seven cask lines and 13 keg taps. It also sells food.

The Grapes is the Berkshire microbrewery’s first solo-run pub. General manager Romy Hewitt, 25, from Wallingford, is in charge of a team of about 10 staff.