It will be stubble trouble for regulars at The Spiced Pear Hepworth in November when they raise a beer (or is that a beard?) for a national charity.
The restaurant, bar and tearoom will really have whiskers on it when staff ““ and its beer and lager pumps ““ grow fetching moustaches to mark ‘Movember’, the awareness day that raises funds for male cancers and mental health.
Spiced Pear chef Tim Bilton ““ who has recently recovered from eye cancer surgery ““ will grow a mo in aid of Movember, and every male customer who grows or wears a moustache during the month will get a free pint, with 50p from every Spiced Pear Ale and Spiced Pear Lager donated to the cause.
“Having had a cancer scare myself, I know how important it is to raise awareness about cancer and men’s health in general,” says Tim. “I was lucky that they were able to treat my cancer in time, but I should have gone to the doctor earlier and I’m backing the campaign because I want other men to know how important it is to go talk to someone about things that might be worrying them, and not dismiss them.
“It can be embarrassing for us blokes to admit we’re not feeling well but it’s really important that we all ‘man up’ and go to the doctor to rule out anything serious.”
The Spiced Pear is also running a competition on its Facebook page to vote for the hottest fuzz during November. Men can upload photos of themselves before and after their hairy makeover and the winning entry will win a Spiced Pear Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea for two.