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  • Can we take a moment to moan about the price of a pint?
  • Premier Icon kayak23
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    Only, I stopped for a quick beer with a mate after a bike ride last night as the tented garden looked quite inviting.

    ‘Pint of Amstel and a pint of that hipster ale in the funny glass for my friend please bar keep’ says I.

    £10.70!

    That’s without nuts!

    I very nearly asked if there was an option to pay in instalments!

    Pubs have had it rough so it’s understandable there’d be price rises but… 😯

    I’m not even in that London.

    Premier Icon prettygreenparrot
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    It’ll be that high hop hipster ale that bumped the price up.

    still, £11 for 2 pints of beer isn’t outlandish.

    Premier Icon igm
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    It wasn’t that long ago that the local went from £1.25 to £1.28 a pint.

    Outrageous. Suddenly you couldn’t lay a fiver on the bar and four pints magically appear.

    There would have been less grumbling if they’d just gone for £2.50.

    Premier Icon igm
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    Double post

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    I thought it was for one when i read that…

    It’s not terrible for 2… although not a bargain either. But i’d expect it to be in the 9-10 range.

    Premier Icon sharkattack
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    still, £11 for 2 pints of beer isn’t outlandish

    It bloody should be.

    Premier Icon toby1
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    I spent £2.5k on a tennis ball last night.

    It was inside my dog for a few hours though. What I wouldn’t give to have spent £10.70 on 2 beers instead, you lucky lucky …

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    I spent £2.5k on a tennis ball last night.

    It was inside my dog for a few hours though. What I wouldn’t give to have spent £10.70 on 2 beers instead, you lucky lucky …

    You win 😂

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Hope the dog recovers!

    It is expensive. But if its a decent pint, served in a decent pub doing table service paying decent wages to staff along with Covid protocols, I’ll happily pay it.

    If it means I drink one or two less of an evening, so be it. I go to the pub to meet and socialise with mates, not to get trolleyed.

    Premier Icon mrwhyte
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    £3.80 for a decent cask ale at my local. Anything keg is more pricey though.

    I’d probably say average cost is £4-5 in the locals for keg but happier to pay a little more if it’s a decent beer.

    Premier Icon willard
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    I have no idea how much a beer costs in a pub or bar these days, partially because I brew my own, partially because COVID. But, for imported or hipster beers, that seems about right.

    The lack of nuts though, horrifying. You poor bastard.

    Premier Icon BillMC
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    Sheffield’s Fat Cat (Camra pub of the year and all that) last Sunday, pint of 5% IPA and a glass of white wine: £6.10. My local: c. £11-12.

    Premier Icon olddog
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    When I were a lad 50p a pint for Tetley’s in student Union. 10 pints, curry and taxi home for under a tenner

    Been over a fiver a pint in most of the trendier Leeds bars and pubs for years. There are still a few cheaper pubs in the city centre – some you might actually want to drink in as long as you don’t want too fancy a beer – notably the Angel Inn

    Premier Icon v7fmp
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    The price of a pint is pretty wild these days.

    The worst thing is when you take a punt on something new/fancy, costs nearly £6 and taste like bin juice…. 🙁

    Hence why i dont often go for a pint anymore, i know its not the same, but i can get a 4 pack for the price of a pint and enjoy it in my own home.

    How some people afford to be down the pub every night boozing is beyond me (although i am sure there are many parts of their life that suffer due to this).

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Don’t go then, it’s no hard.

    Premier Icon fasthaggis
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    Have you seen the price for a gallon of petrol! #whenIwereAlad etc,etc. 🙂

    Premier Icon irc
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    Those prices. Not a wetherspoons then?

    Premier Icon Houns
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    My local put the price of my usual up by 20p to £3, but I’ll forgive them because of covid

    Premier Icon Alex
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    5 quid for Punk IPA in my local (and that’s sleepy Herefordshire), £2.99 in Peebles served to your table (it does mean giving the Weatherspoons bloke my money tho).

    Happy to pay a fiver to have a beer with my mates after a ride. Don’t go to pub that often so it’s not a massive drain on the finances!

    Premier Icon 5lab
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    Premier Icon sockpuppet
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    I have no idea how much a beer costs […] but that seems about right.

    excellent STW-authoritative post there! Kudos! 😉

    As for the tennis ball – don’t you have to brew coffee out of it now? Or is that cats?

    Premier Icon FunkyDunc
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    Its just like the price of mountain bikes, everyone knows they are stupidly over priced, yet people still buy them.

    Both are luxury middle class artisan products

    Premier Icon rhorn
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    I recently rolled my eyelids on receiving a bill which stretched into 3 figures for dinner at out local restaurant, it turned out I was partly to blame – 4 pints of the blonde beer cost £7 each…

    However (and bear in mind this was 10 years ago), I think the record was ordering 4 pints of Guinness in a ski resort and being asked for 48 euros.

    One thing I have noticed in the UK recently is that whilst beer hasnt gone up so much, the cost of soft drinks seems to be rising to the point where a large coke is the same as a pint of beer.

    Premier Icon thegeneralist
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    Beer is a middle class artisan product !? 🤯

    Premier Icon mogrim
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    I’d be smug about the prices here, but that’s for industrially produced Spanish lager like Mahou, San Miguel etc. The nicer craft stuff isn’t that much cheaper than the UK.

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    Old man

    Premier Icon GHill
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    You should see the prices in Norway 😉

    Premier Icon binners
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    A fiver a pint?

    Pfft! Peasants!

    *tannoy*

    @DazH to the forum please. REPEAT: DAZH TO THE FORUM PLEASE

    We need to discuss the relative prices of ‘artisan’ IPA’s. Ones that must have been distilled from the tears of angels and delivered in a spaceship

    Premier Icon trail_rat
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    One thing I have noticed in the UK recently is that whilst beer hasnt gone up so much, the cost of soft drinks seems to be rising to the point where a large coke is the same as a pint of beer

    Was the last time you bought one at the student union when you had handed in your car keys(while not owning a car) for free cokes cause you were skint……

    Cokes always been pricy -and that’s noted from both sides of the bar.

    Soda water how ever was often 15 or so pence….that has crept up to be in line with coke now

    As for not giving weatherspoons money….. I wasn’t boycotting due to his political twattishness we all entitiled to our views how ever silly but the way he treated/left his staff high and dry during covid means no money from me

    Premier Icon poly
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    Given the moaning when pubs were closed, I assumed their regular customers were willing to pay £20/pint.

    Personally I hope some pubs will find that table service and less of a let’s see how many we can drink attitude works for them and it lasts beyond covid.

    Premier Icon binners
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    On the Weatherspoons front (and I won’t go near that ****s places either), my mate is a pub landlord and says he can’t buy his beer off the brewery for what Wetherspoons sell it at.

    It’s a whole different argument about the scandalous profiteering behaviour of the Pubco’s, but it’s worth bearing in mind when you’re moaning about the price of a pint. If they don’t charge those prices, with their overheads, then I’m afraid that Spoons are the only pubs you’ll have left. And I don’t think anyone wants that.

    Personally I hope some pubs will find that table service and less of a let’s see how many we can drink attitude works for them and it lasts beyond covid.

    I doubt that’ll be happening. The increased staffing costs mean most places will have been operating at a loss, but doing it just to get some revenue in. People in the hospitality sector have lost an absolute fortune over the last 18 months. Most have taken on massive debt to stay afloat so will be looking to get back to ‘normality’ ASAP, which will mean we’ll all be back to going to the bar again.

    Premier Icon doris5000
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    Most of the pubs near me seem to have put their prices up by about £1 since COVID. If I was a 6 pints/night guy this might sting but since Long Covid completely banjaxed my alcohol tolerance it has only increased the cost of a night out by about, er, £1. And if that’s what it takes to help them stay in business I can live with it.

    One thing I have noticed in the UK recently is that whilst beer hasnt gone up so much, the cost of soft drinks seems to be rising to the point where a large coke is the same as a pint of beer

    I worked in a studenty bar in Manchester in 2001 and this was true then. IIRC it was £2.20 for a pint of coke (from that mixer syrup stuff) or, most days, £1 for a bottle of Becks. A great incentive to stay off the booze!

    Premier Icon whatyadoinsucka
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    i’ve only bought beers in leeds city £11-12 for 2 now
    and 2 ossett brewary pubs after biking, 3 pints for under a tenner,

    i think they need to put the price up personally, another 50p cant see many moaning,

    Premier Icon doris5000
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    Talking of studenty bars, I walked past one at about 11pm last night. Absolutely packed, full of paralytic 20 year-olds whooping it up on the dancefloor and snogging random strangers. Like nothing ever happened. COVID stats in the next couple of weeks are going to be painful…

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    My local put the price of my usual up by 20p to £3, but I’ll forgive them because of covid

    Where do you live? 1998?

    You should see the prices in Norway 😉

    I did several years back and it was about £8 then. Dread to think what it is now.

    kelvin said – Old man yells

    Hey, I’m only nearly 48!
    Oh….ok then 😉

    Premier Icon mrmoofo
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    Here in the Brighton area we have been hit by stunning covid opportunity inflation / lets try and make the lost money back.

    A pint of harveys would have been 3.80 – 4.00 18 months ago. You will struggle to get anything now south of 5.00 GBP.
    I bought a round of 5 drinks post ride – that will be 30 quid thanks !
    (and none of it was hipster shit)

    Premier Icon Houns
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    Where do you live? 1998?

    From their FB page, I’ve left the ‘5d’ in the pic so you can see I’m not talking hogwash. HPA used to be £2.80, Bathams and Enville have gone up but can’t be sure by how much as I don’t drink it

    Premier Icon hooli
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    A shade under £5 a pint around here, it does seem expensive but good value compared to a goldfish bowl of wine the Mrs orders.

    Edit – Forgot to add. If the bowl of wine isn’t bad enough, sometimes it will be a gin and bloody tonic with a fruit salad or some grass cuttings floating on the top. When she orders on of those I just tap my card with my eyes closed hoping not to see how much the total is 🙂

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Lots of folks at work have bought these home pump things, and tbh while I’ve never really understood folk that sit in pubs themselves, there is nothing more crushingly sad than having a ‘bar’ in ones home.

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    GHill
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    You should see the prices in Norway 😉

    In Sweden, so I feel the pain of the fellow Scandinavians. Hence why the “about right” comment I made was… made. A workmate regularly bitches about paying 70kr for a beer in Stockholm, which is why he defaults to drinking the cheap stuff (most often seen on streetcorners) when at home.

    And he used to work in finance too… Cheap bstard.

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