Pubs too expensive?

Most Brits think the price of a pint is too expensive

imbibe.com

Britain's pub scene is thriving but transforming - Imbibe

Around 1,000 pubs make their debut in the 2017 CAMRA Good Pub Guide, published this week, alongside over 1550 breweries, an increase of over 200 since last year.

Edited by renowned beer journalist Roger Protz, the guide is seen by many as a barometer of the health of the pub industry. Despite pub closures still making the headlines, Protz is upbeat about today's scene.

'We're not drinking more but we are drinking better,' Protz told Imbibe, 'It's very sad that 21 pubs are closing a week, but there are wonderful new pubs opening,' he said, albeit in more unusual settings, from disused railway arches to former pharmacies.

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yougov.co.uk

YouGov | The average price of a pint is 60p more than Brits think is reasonable

Visitors to London can sometimes be surprised by the eyebrow-raising price of a pint in the capital’s pubs. Londoners venturing outside the south east also often raise their eyebrows when getting a drink, albeit for different reasons, being delighted to receive significant change when buying a beer with a fiver.

YouGov asked more than 40,000 Britons what they considered to be a reasonable price for a pint at the pub* and compared the public’s opinion against the average prices of pints across the nation as reported by the Good Pub Guide 2018.**

The results show that national average price that Brits think is “reasonable” to pay for a pint is £3.00 – 60p lower than the usual cost of an actual pint.

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