AN Eastbourne pub is offering ‘substantial meals for £2’ to get around the strict Tier 2 rules.

The Crown in Crown Street will reopen on Wednesday.

It says: “We are pleased to announce that we are reopening.

“Each customer must purchase our substantial meal for only £2 when ordering alcohol.

“Tier 2 restrictions apply. We look forward to seeing you all soon.”

Pubs in Tier 2 can only serve customers who order a substantial meal.