Stonegate has launched a ‘Pub In A Box’ competition to cheer up its locked down regulars.

Supported by Diageo, anyone looking to enter can do so here.

“In these tough times community spirit is everything and whilst our doors are closed, we will do all we can to support our customers and team,” said Alan Armstrong, head of marketing at Stonegate.

“One such example is our ‘pub in a box’ kits which provide recipients with Tanqueray Gin, Guinness, glasses, bar snacks, playing cards, beer mats and pub soundtrack to create a great pub experience at home.

“With over 28,000 entries in less than 12 hours – Britons are clearly missing their local.”

Yesterday it was confirmed that pubs will still be able to sell food for delivery and takeaway while closed to the public.