Sur­rey pints the dear­est by a head

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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.

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