Lon­don loses tag for prici­est pints

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

LON­DON­ERS have some­thing to cheer as the city shirks the long-stand­ing tag of hav­ing the most ex­pen­sive beer in the coun­try.

The Good Pub Guide, now in its 36th year, re­vealed that for the first time since records be­gan Lon­don­ers are not pay­ing the most for their pints, with Sur­rey com­ing out ahead.

The av­er­age price of a pint in Lon­don is now £4.20, which pales in com­par­i­son with Sur­rey where pun­ters have to fork over £4.40 on av­er­age.

Bri­tain’s cheap­est beer can be found in Here­ford­shire and York­shire, both of which sell pints for £3.31 on av­er­age.

Pubs brew­ing their own beer sold it for just £3.09, while the av­er­age price for a beer in Bri­tain is £3.60, up 13p on last year.

The guide, pub­lished ev­ery year, also re­ported the find­ings of an Ox­ford Uni­ver­sity study that peo­ple with a lo­cal pub near their home are sig­nif­i­cantly hap­pier, more sat­is­fied with their lives and have more friends.

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