WELCOME to the pub where it’s OK to drink and drive.
Punters can now pop into the Red Lion in Jackson Bridge for a pint or two and take their motors for a spin without worrying about breaking the law.
Landlord Mike Cox has come up with a novel way to attract people into the Sheffield Road local by setting up a Scalextric racing track.
It means customers can pull into the pit stop, have a shot at glory and maybe even take the chequered flagon of ale.
Mike said it was a response to the effect of price rises and the smoking ban.
He said: “I’ve been thinking of ways to improve business and do things that other places might not be doing.
“I’ve been here just over a year and we’re a bit out of the way, so I have to find ways of bringing people in.
“We don’t have a pool table or a dartboard, and this was just something a little bit different,” he said
The pub is now the home of the Jigby Grand Prix, with test track nights every Tuesday and race days on a Saturday afternoon.
Customers pay for the privilege of entering to race on the 9ft track, with the proceeds going to charity.
Mike added: “I had one of these as a kid and had often thought about putting a track down or even starting my own club.
“It’s an ideal time to do it because of the start of the Formula One season.
“It’s also a fantastic way to involve the local community in charity fundraising.”