No one understands the meaning of Christmas better than The Alexandra pub in Wimbledon, which is offering a free Christmas dinner (and wine!) to anyone who’s spending December 25 on their own this year.
There’s no catch and no bookings involved. Simply show up between 12-3pm on Christmas Day and you’ll be treated to a slap-up roast dinner – drinks and all. It doesn’t matter if you don’t live locally, either, the only rule is you have to be on your own. It wants to ''make it so simple, so inviting, that anyone who otherwise would have been on their own on Christmas day thinks 'Oh bugger it, I'll give it a go'.''
The pub has been running its free Christmas dinner tradition since 2014, although it’s been two years since the last one due to the pandemic forcing the initiative to be placed on hold in 2020. Pleased to be back with a bang this year, The Alexandra tweeted: ‘’Are we doing it again this year? Course we are!! Our "don't be on your own on Christmas day" dinner is going to be bigger than ever. No strings, no catch, if you're going to be on your own on Christmas day, don't be. Come to us instead for a FREE dinner, with FREE vino. COME!!’’.
So, how does it work? Guests who take up The Alex’s offer will be seated on tables of four, six or eight people where they’ll be served a three-course Christmas dinner along with wine. As much as it’s about the festive feast, the idea behind the tradition is to ensure no one has to spend Christmas alone. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to meet new people!
Do you know anyone who’s spending Christmas day on their own this year? Spread the word and head over to The Alexandra in Wimbledon – everyone’s welcome.
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