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A County Down businessman has revealed the story behind the mysterious takeaway coffee cup that recently made a surprise appearance on Game of Thrones...
The gaffe went global when the product from a different era was accidentally filmed sitting on a table in front of star Emilia Clarke's character Daenerys Targaryen.
The cup was linked to big US coffee chains, but it's now emerged it was a green tea sold at a Banbridge restaurant.
The Game of Thrones cast and crew have been regular customers when shooting scenes at nearby studios.
Captain Cooks owner Pierre Conlon admits the drama has caused a bit of a stir...
Pierre says they intend to make the most of their new-found fame...
🎥 GoT Green Tea! Pierre Conlon on 'coffee' cup making surprise appearance on @GameOfThrones - reveals it was a takeaway tea from his place in Banbridge, a regular haunt for GoT cast & crew. It’s all caused a bit of a stir! More on air & https://t.co/boX2EdCtC7 #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/Kqg9z6q5ft— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) May 17, 2019
Build. Strong. Distinctive. Brands.— Alex Bourgeois (@Alex__Bourgeois) May 8, 2019
'The cup is not from Starbucks, but the association is a testament to its brand’s strength.'
Starbucks got an estimated $2.3 billion in free advertising from ‘Game of Thrones’ gaffe, and it wasn’t even its coffee cup https://t.co/tEPKKqNXCF
They left a Starbucks coffee cup in Game Of Thrones pic.twitter.com/U9Fdog0vs9— Korboe (@Korboemusic) May 9, 2019