SURREY has overtaken London because the UK’s most costly place to purchase a pint for the primary time in 30 yr, a survey of the nation’s pubs has revealed.
The typical worth of a pint in Surrey jumped to a whopping £4.40 within the final yr, in line with a survey by The Good Pub information.
That is 20p larger than in London, the place the typical pint now prices £4.20.
A pint within the Scottish Islands, Hertforshire and Sussex additionally value greater than £3.80 on common.
On the different finish of the dimensions, Yorkshire and Herefordshire supply cut price boozing with a median value is £3.31 a pint, up 10p on final yr’s worth.
A mean pint additionally value lower than £3.40 in Shropshire, Derbyshire, Cumbria and Worcestershire.
The survey is compiled from information from greater than 850 pubs that characteristic within the 2018 version of the Good Pub Information, which works on sale right this moment.
General, beer lovers face a postcode lottery with an enormous £1.09 distinction between the most cost effective and most costly pints throughout the nation.
Fiona Stapley, editor of the Good Pub Information, mentioned London has traditionally had the most costly pints, and there at the moment are a whole lot of craft beers bought there which can be upwards of £5 a pint however Surrey has now taken excessive spot.
She mentioned: “It’s exhausting to say precisely why that’s but it surely could possibly be all the way down to prosperous individuals shifting out of London searching for the great life inside commutable distance.
“The distinction in worth from the most cost effective pint to the most costly is big, and that’s all the way down to the price of working pubs in differing components of the nation.
She added that beer costs have gone up throughout Britain.
The figures come as pubs try to take care of mounting stress attributable to chancellor Philip Hammond’s determination to boost obligation on beer by 2p within the 2017 price range – the primary improve in 5 years.
Different elements similar to elevated wage payments, enterprise charge hikes and the rising prices of uncooked supplies have pushed costs up, the survey mentioned.
Separate information by the Sunday Folks just lately discovered that Liverpool was the most cost effective place in Britain for a pint.
Lager followers in Liverpool fork out a median of £2.90, in line with the survey, virtually £1.60 lower than Londoners who’re compelled to pay £4.50.
The Rake pub in London Bridge has additionally just lately been promoting a pint for a whopping £13.40.
It expenses that for its 8.2 per cent power Cloudwater North West Double IPA beer.