Brits now have to fork out nearly £50 for a round of just six pints at their local London booze amid post-Brexit rising costs and supply chain woes
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In parts of the UK, pubs have started charging £8 a pint for the first time.
If they venture into a London pub during the long anniversary weekend, players can pocket a whopping £40 for a round of just five beers.
Some fear that with post-Brexit inflation and rising costs, pub-goers will start drinking at home instead.
The average price of a pint has risen to £3.95 so far this year from £2.30 in 2008, according to new figures from CGA.
The Hospitality Industry Tracker tracks rates by regularly checking more than 5,500 randomly selected bars and pubs out of the UK’s 90,000.
The figures show a 70 per cent rise since the 2008 financial crash and topped £8 for the first time in history.
The most expensive pint was found in London at a staggering £8.06, according to the financial times.
Whilst the cheapest beer on average in a Lancashire pub was on tap for a bargain of £1.79 in comparison.
Pub businesses have expressed concerns prices could rise even further due to supply issues related to the war in Ukraine.
The country is a global supplier of barley, a key ingredient in beer, and wheat, meaning grain costs have skyrocketed.
Pints would cost 60p less if the price had increased in line with average consumer prices from 2008 to 2022.
Brexit is another factor, as trade barriers push prices up 6 percent in less than two years, according to figures from the UK think tank In a Changing Europe.
This had major consequences as most British imports come from the European Union.
Meanwhile, the pound has recently fallen to its lowest level since the pandemic began against the US dollar, fueling inflation.
The 9 percent rise in inflation, the highest in decades, was also fueled by food and energy costs.
During the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, the British Beer and Pub Association estimates around 90 million pints will be sold.
However, concerns have been raised that sales will then plummet.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pubs-charge-8-pint-first-27145556 Pubs are charging £8 a pint for the first time, sparking fears Brits will simply stay at home