Price of Beer

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by Pollowick, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Pollowick

    Pollowick Well-Known Member

    It is getting worse ...

    What is the most expensive pint or 500 ml bottle you have found in a bar or restaurant? I have recently come across some unbelievably high prices and want to know the worst others have seen.
  2. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    Saw one at £6.50 recently. Good / Bad not allowed to drink anymore :(
  3. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    Had friends, acted as guide for their few days visit in Landan... Few of them beers on a draft averaged £6.60... and we had a meal in a restaurant near Shakespeare theatre... Oh my (food apart) pint of lager £12 each...
    Not complaining no longer having to pay 5'er at my local
  4. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Bring back a home brew revival!
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  5. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Very tempted to get back into home brewing.
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  6. kitfit1

    kitfit1 Well-Known Member

    2 pints of Batham's in my favourite pub in Bedley £6.70......................................worth every penny mmmmmmmmmmm :D
  7. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Unless you go to a Weatherspoons, drinking out is getting crazy expensive, agreed

    Restaurants have always been known to add a large mark up on drinks, be they soft drinks, wine, beer, etc

    But pubs, clubs, bars, etc, really extracting the urine, some more than others granted, geographical influences also

    Night out recently in London was an eye opener. Comedy club held in a trendy ‘boutique’ hotel in Shoreditch, got there early, shown up to their roof top bar for a drink and kill some time

    Single G&T £14

    Bottle craft beer (330ml) averaged at £7.50 bottle

    Pint of non descript lager around £8.50

    No table service (even though a hotel) so still have to get own drinks from bar

    Turned round and walked out to the nearest pub and returned later

    Still expensive in the pub, pint IPA was around £7.40

    Usually try and find a Weatherspoons for a drink, their not perfect but very good pricing
  8. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    I used to homebrew my own version of 2 Dogs alcoholic lemonade as a youth.

    Had some great nights in my parents garage with about 30 of us playing killer pool on a 6ft x 3ft table
  9. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    I was out in Mayfair before Christmas in a pub.

    Was pleasantly surprised at the beer prices. About £4.20 a pint as I recall.
  10. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Boots used to sell a Lager home brew kit that was really great can't remember the name but something like or maybe was Tom Caxton Lager......going back 40years now! :eek:
  11. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    ................just looked it is still available not from boots though.
  12. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    You'd have to decide which to go for at Anazon ;)
  13. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    ebay has a good selection, fancy having a brew of the Dark Ale!
  14. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    Or wheat beer:)
  15. Wayners

    Wayners Well-Known Member

    Alcohol free stuff I only buy one and take a few with me if I'm driving. We sometimes hop on motorway to flicks and ten pin so I have to drive. I look up what places sell then take a few with me. When I don't drive and I know its silly money, again I take my own to top up just the one I buy. Easier with spirits and nobody knows what I'm doing. People have been doing it for years though. £3.50 for a becks blue is silly imo.. One place was £4... I ain't drinking that all night as could easily down 4+... £12 glass of wine at Carluccio's was my biggest hit. Its nothing really as people spend way more than that but not me
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2019
  16. masterdiy

    masterdiy Active Member

    Saw one at £6.50 recently.

    I pay that for a bottle of wine.
    Much better value.
  17. malkie129

    malkie129 Well-Known Member

    'Spoons ain't as cheap as they use to be. I read that the takings have gone down since Tim Martin decided to do a tour of his pubs promoting remain. Leave politics out of drinking.
  18. MrA

    MrA Member

    When Hull City made the FA cup final a couple of years ago I managed to get a couple of tickets for me and my son. We visited a pub near Wembley and ordered two pints of Carling, bog standard wallabrawonga.
    "£11-50." declared the barkeep
    "I only want two pints!" was my reply.... There may have been a couple of expletives omitted.

    We'll end up like Scandinavia, social engineering though pricing, taking away choice through tax. Alcohol, cigarettes and soon to be fast food. Are rubber johnnys taxed?
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  19. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Probably, always found them way to long for me so I cut the end off! :oops:
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  20. MrA

    MrA Member

    Good job the old fellah wasn't too long otherwise you'd be forced to cut that end off.
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