Greene King pub renamed in honour of England captain Harry Kane

By Stuart Stone

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'Golden boot': the Golden Fleece in Manor Park, London, has rebranded itself in support of England captain Harry Kane
'Golden boot': the Golden Fleece in Manor Park, London, has rebranded itself in support of England captain Harry Kane
Bury St Edmonds based brewer and pub operator Greene King has renamed a London pub ‘the Golden Boot’ in support of England captain Harry Kane.

Tottenham forward Kane, who has netted every time he's worn the captain's armband for England and has notched five times in two World Cup appearances so far, currently leads the race for the Golden Boot despite being rested in England final group stage game, a 1-0 defeat against Belgium.

Kane’s World Cup haul includes the first ever hat-trick by an England captain at a World Cup - netted against World Cup debutants Panama in a record breaking 6-1 win - which made him the first player to score a brace and a hat-trick in back-to-back World Cup fixtures since Gary Lineker in 1986.

Kane also scored a dramatic late winner as England scraped past Tunisia​, ranked 21st in FIFA's world rankings, in their opening game at Russia 2018. 

Normally known as the Golden Fleece, the pub, in the Manor Park area of the capital, has changed its name and will give away a free beer to guests who say “football’s coming home” when Kane scores.

The complimentary ale on offer during the game was brewed by TV personality and member of the Leeds United team who won the English top flight in the last season before the founding of the Premier League, Chris Kamara, as part of Greene King’s summer of sport campaign.

The ‘Un-BEER-lievable’ limited-edition ale is available at 800 pubs nationwide throughout the summer.

Marketing director for Greene King Locals, Sue Thomas-Taylor, said: “The summer of sport is already off to a fantastic start, and it’s great to see the nation coming together. We can really feel it in our pubs at the moment. The atmosphere is electric.

“We really wanted to show our support to the team and to Harry by renaming the pub and giving fans an extra reason to get off the sofa and soak up the atmosphere in the pub!

“It’s going to be an Un-BEER-lievable evening – come on England!”

As reported by The Morning Advertiser​, the Golden Fleece follows the Gardeners Arms in Norwich, in rebranding itself in honour of Harry Kane​ this summer, with the Gardeners Arms renaming itself ‘The Harry’ in order to capitalise on both the royal wedding and this summer’s World Cup.

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