Surrey pints the dearest by a head
THE Good Pub Guide’s annual survey for 2018 has found that Surrey is the most expensive place to buy a pint of beer in the country – even beating London.
At £4.40, a pint of beer in Surrey is 20p more expensive than in neighbouring London (£4.20).
This marks the first year that the capital has been knocked off its perch as having the most pricey pints.
In fact, London and Surrey pubs fall into a category of their own which has been labelled by the guide as “rip-off beer”.
The likes of Kent (£3.78) and Sussex (£3.82) fall into the guide’s “expensive beer” category while the joint winners of the cheapest place to buy a pint are Herefordshire and Yorkshire, at £3.31.
This year there has been a considerable increase in the cost of the average pint of beer in Britain. It is now £3.60, a substantial 13p increase from last year’s £3.47. That means the difference between the most and least expensive county is£1.09.
Another finding of this year’s survey is that Britain’s growing range of pubs brewing their own beer typically costs £3.09 a pint – 51p less than the national average.