Beer prices

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by bobg, 20 Mar 2008.

  1. bobg

    bobg Über Member

    Crosby Merseyside
    Went for a ride in the rain this morning and very unusually (honest) dropped into my local for a swiftie. Pint of Theakstons up 16p to £2. 24. The landlord blamed the brewery who whacked a big chunk on top of the budget 4p ... just wondered how much a decent pint of proper beer was in your neck of the woods. I've not been south of the Watford Gap for ages so I expect I'm in for a ;)
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I work in the City of London, real ale prices tend to be extremely inflated. Although the tipple of choice at the moment tends to be a decent bottle of Cristal.
  3. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    £2.80 in the Cleveland in Brighton for a pint of Harveys but I guess it'll go up soon after the budget rise.
    AFAIK if the duty goes up 5p then, with a 100% mark-up, the beer goes up by 10p
  4. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    Last week 2 drinks cost me £8, I never buy a single beer so don't know how much it costs
  5. FatBloke

    FatBloke Well-Known Member

    We sell our strong real ales for £2.50, the weak piss Greene King IPA for £2.30.

    We've just put 10p on a pint. Most pubs round here put 20p on. :biggrin:

    This is in the South East mind! ;)
  6. bianchi1

    bianchi1 Veteran

    £2 for a pint of any guest beer here in the malverns area, in a once CAMRA pub of the year. Would tell you which pub but its a secret!
  7. I can't remember the last time I was charged less than £3 for a pint!!
  8. Renard

    Renard Guest

    I bought a 6 pack of cristal cru today for the weekend. Cost me £13 but it was recommended to me. Its made with the same yeast they use in their champagne.
  9. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    2.20 for a pint of Ruddles in my local, not bad I suppose.
    1.70 for a pint of Master Brew in the United Services club though.. burRrRp!
  10. Saddle bum

    Saddle bum Über Member

    When I started my apprenticeship, a pint of McMullens AK was one and ninepence., 9p today. :biggrin:
  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Mostly pushing £2.80 or more a pint - the 'cheap' local is about £2.30 I think...been a while that I've been in the pub - had tea and a few beers in the 'cheap' one recently - they'd just dropped the beer prices.
  12. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    £0.99 a pint for bottled beers in the very excellent Booths supermarkets up here in Lancashire. Otherwise a regular pint of Bowland Bitter or Copper Dragon Golden Pippin in a pub is between £2.00 and £2.20.

    Joseph Holts bitter from Manchester is still only £1.28 a pint - it's strong and VERY bitter though. An acquired taste even by northern standards.
  13. OP

    bobg Über Member

    Crosby Merseyside
    Apart from a couple od exceptions, I don't feel so hard done by now. Never heard of this Cristal stuff though - must get out more!

    There's a lot of pubs in the centre of Liverpool that pre budget were still charging £1 a pint but most of the customers are sans teeth and the public bar smells a bit of pee. I've amused myself hugely by taking visiting southern work colleagues to same.:biggrin:
  14. OP

    bobg Über Member

    Crosby Merseyside

    Note to self ...Mmm I'm in Manchester next week ...
  15. simonali

    simonali Guru

    We (southerners) all think Liverpool's a big shithole, so why strengthen that belief?!
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