SHOPS will not be the only places in Chelmsford holding January sales as two Wetherspoons pubs are also discounting food and drink.

The Ivory Peg, in New London Road, and The Thomas Mildmay, on French’s Walk, are reducing their prices as part of a company-wide promotion between January 2 and January 23.

A selection of pints including Carlsberg will be just £1.99 while filter coffee will be sold at 79p a cup.

Five meals, pasta pomodoro, ham, egg and chips, chicken breast wrap, soup with bloomer bread and jacket potato, will also be discounted down to £2.99.

Dave Paterson, manager of the Ivory Peg, said: “Department stores and shops hold their sales in January, so it is a perfect time to have a sale in the pub too.

"I believe that given the choice of a trip to a sale at the shops or a sale at The Ivory Peg, most people would prefer a visit to the pub.

"The range of drinks and meals on sale is aimed at suiting a wide variety of tastes and I believe that the January Sale will prove popular with our customers.”