Londoners are leaving the internet in shock after revealing they paid over £17 for a pint of beer

It goes without saying that London is a very expensive city to live in, and with energy bills rising, it doesn’t look like prices will fall any time soon. Combined with rising inflation, Londoners may soon have no choice but to cut back on life’s small luxuries.

One thing that has always been quite pricey in London compared to other parts of the country is what many people would consider an essential part of everyday life: beer. While many find themselves revising their monthly budget, a person who clearly goes out of their way to make sure they have enough money left over for the odd drink has, reddit to ask what is the most anyone has ever paid for a pint in London.

While not answering the question exactly, one person admitted to paying £10 for a 330ml bottle of Meantime Pale Ale from the Rivoli Bar at the Ritz, which would technically work out to £17.21 for a pint glass. Many people who responded to the post were in shock, but others also had their own stories about paying a pretty penny for a drink.

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One said: “I paid £5 for a beer on top of the Shard – what a great price I thought. Just that it’s ONE HALF!” Another person said they paid £9.10 for a pint of Guinness, adding: “they raised prices for a rugby game and then charged me 12.5 per cent service charge for an individual pint”.

In a comment below the post, one person shared how they had been duped into paying more for a beer simply because it was poured from a can from the fridge rather than hot from the tap.

The gambler explained: “Went to a fancy bar in Brixton and they sold warm beer on tap. I asked if they could just take cans out of the fridge instead of serving me warm beer, assuming they would charge me the same as a pint of lager. £10 a pint for a can of beer”.

Meanwhile, one person challenged others to do the ‘Bermondsey Beer Mile’ and then check their bill to which another person replied, “I did this and ended up spending the amount I would have spent on a cheap weekend away, p * ** to take!”

Thinking back to the ‘good old days’, one person recalls: “When I first bought a pint in London I remember being shocked at £3.80. That was 13 years ago and I was visiting my father from Yorkshire where the pub I worked at cost £1.80. Now I’m barely surprised by £7.”

“Anything under £6.50 is a welcome surprise to be honest,” said another, while someone else added: “I recently found a place selling £5.80 pints and planned to spend the evening there to stay. Tragic”.

But it seemed to some that no price was too heavy to pay for a pint of beer. To the original question, one person replied, “A kidney and my firstborn.”


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