North/South beer brawl
The North/South divide doesn’t just extend to paying £300,000 to live in a cupboard next to a far-flung tube station. Southern jessies are also paying more for their ale! In fact, on average they pay 65p more than people in the North of England, who are flinging cheap lager down their necks, having baths in it, and dabbing it behind their ears.
While beer enthusiasts in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and Derbyshire are happily wasting their lives supping pints costing £3 or less, London and Home Counties boozers are forking out £3.60 or more.
But the best place for beer bargains is Staffordshire (HOME OF ROBBIE WILLIAMS) where you can get pie eyed for a very reasonable £2.95.
This is all according to the Good Pub Guide, which has also rather gloomily predicted that 4,000 pubs will close this year because they’re ‘stuck in the 80s’ with boring food and bad service.
But why would prices differ so wildly for a pint of beer?
‘In the South East, big brewers used to own most pubs, which tended to limit the competition,’ explains Pub Guide spokesperson Fiona Stapeley. ‘But I think people in the South East are simply less careful with their money.'
OOFT. FIGHTING TALK. Let's settle this outside an 80s pub with a pool cue and a smashed bottle of McEwans.