Mitchells & Butlers pubs and restaurants across the UK are set to be equipped with wireless broadband services.
Customers across the 1,600-establishment chain - which includes the Harvester, Toby Carvery, Vintage Inns, Browns, All Bar One and O'Neill's brands - will soon be able to access free Wi-Fi.
The firm has signed an agreement with broadband provider O2 which will see consumers able to access the web for free - regardless of whether they are an O2 subscriber.
First to reap the benefits of free Wi-Fi will be diners at 199 Harvester restaurants across the UK, who will be able to get online by the summer.
Mitchells & Butlers is planning to complete the wireless broadband rollout across its UK empire by the end of 2012.
Gavin Franks, Managing Director of O2 Wi-Fi, commented: "Our business strategy is to show fresh thinking to enable new possibilities for our customers.
"The hope is that users of O2 Wi-Fi - be it in our partnered venues or through our outdoor hotspots - will now begin to enjoy the full, unrestrained potential of what Wi-Fi as a technology can offer."