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Results: How much is a pint in your local?

Under £1 - No way, you have to be joking - let us know where you live!

0.62% • 1 votes

£1 to £2

3.09% • 5 votes

£2 to £3

28.40% • 46 votes

£3 to £4

45.68% • 74 votes

£4 to £5

17.28% • 28 votes

£5 and over - No way, you have to be joking - let us know where you live!

4.94% • 8 votes

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162 votes in total.

    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 7th Sep 17, 10:17 AM
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    How much is a pint in your local?
    • #1
    • 7th Sep 17, 10:17 AM
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    How much is a pint in your local? 7th Sep 17 at 10:17 AM
    We'd love to know what a pint costs in your neck of the woods.

    Are you living within spitting distance of a holy grail, super cheap pub or do you need to sell a liver to buy one in your local?

    Next time you're in your local vote in the poll and post up a pic of your pint and tell us how much it cost.

    Forum regulars will remember we've asked this before, in 2013. Have a look back at our previous How much is a pint in your local? poll to compare.

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    • Chrissie24
    • By Chrissie24 1st May 18, 4:02 PM
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    In my local it is about £3, amazing price
    • lee111s
    • By lee111s 2nd May 18, 11:37 AM
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    £2.63 and £2.90 in the 2 closest pubs
    • planetf1
    • By planetf1 4th May 18, 1:13 PM
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    TBH for me a 'pint' is increasingly less attractive. There's a real surge in 'craft beer' bars with an immense variety of different beers. These can vary from 2.50 to even 6 or 7 for a glass - 1/2 pint or even 1/3 for the strong end (11%+) but wow a reward in fun interest, excitement.

    So I no longer associate a pint with good beer.. though it can be.. and am happy to get good 'value' like for like rather than worry about the absolute price of a 'generic' pint

    makes sense?
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always recieve lots
    • SallySunshine
    • By SallySunshine 4th May 18, 4:51 PM
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    Had lunch in a local hotel bar in Cumbria.
    Half of Stella 2.20p
    Half of Diet Coke 2.80p!!!!!

    Still can't believe that!
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 5th May 18, 8:29 AM
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    A pint of mild in a nearby pub £1.08. My 18yo loves the idea of being able to go out on a tenner. Pub is rubbish though!
    • RyanEzio
    • By RyanEzio 11th May 18, 5:23 PM
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    My local pub is £3.20 so pretty much OK. Although they've increased the price the past six months, if it goes up again, I can't see myself going in

    Drinking really isn't cheap anymore. I remember where I could take a tenner out, have four pints, game of pool and still have enough for chips on the way home, now you're talking £20 .And they wonder why the pubs are dying ?
    • PatBS
    • By PatBS 12th May 18, 5:27 PM
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    £2 in spoons and about £3.50 in the pubs
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 12th May 18, 8:41 PM
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    Been to a few more local pubs, and it's never been cheaper than £4.70 a pint.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 13th May 18, 5:26 PM
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    About 50p in mine. Perhaps 60p for the more exotic stuff.

    I brew it myself.
    “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” - Mark Twain
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 13th May 18, 9:00 PM
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    About 50p in mine. Perhaps 60p for the more exotic stuff.

    I brew it myself.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom

    Oooh -- that sounds like a good MSE tip! Do tell us more!

    Is it easy to do? Is it as good as bottled ales from the supermarket? Is there a bit of a learning curve, meaning your first few brews will be undrinkable?

    What kind of technique and ingredients do you use (and where do you get them)? Any tips for cutting costs or ensuring a tasty brew?
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 13th May 18, 9:35 PM
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    The easy way is to use a kit with all the ingredients included. As with everything, you tend to get what you pay for.

    Yes, it can be as good, or better, than bottled ales from a supermarket.
    “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” - Mark Twain
    • samzike
    • By samzike 13th Jun 18, 6:20 PM
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    Thanks for sharing
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 14th Jun 18, 9:56 AM
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    I understand that Tim has been going round some of his pubs and during the visit saying the beer is too expensive.
    One near us that was more expensive has dropped to £1.99. from £2.30-£2.50

    I heard my local may be getting a reduction as well but no price point mentioned yet.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 15th Jun 18, 4:40 PM
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    Interesting thread. Along with haircuts, beer still shows a north-south price divide.
    • samcryer32
    • By samcryer32 22nd Jun 18, 10:19 AM
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    In our local in south London its now £5+ for a pint of something like Peroni!
    • Vet
    • By Vet 7th Jul 18, 5:51 PM
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    • 19 Thanks
    About £2.40
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