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Where to buy the cheapest pints of Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day

You can now find out which are the cheapest and most expensive UK counties for a pint of Guinness this St. Patrick’s Day thanks to new research.

Amidst the cost-of-living crisis, people are as eager as ever to save money and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is no exception, but where should they buy their pints of the black stuff?

New data from Love Discount Vouchers has identified the large price difference found in the different areas, illustrating the most cost-effective counties to head to the pubs for a pint of Guinness.

The research has revealed prices that several different bars and pubs within each area serve their Guinness, creating an average price per pint per region. The data, which uses prices from over 250 pubs, is set to help customers compare their location to other regions and assist in groups of friends sourcing the best place for a pint.

The cheapest pint of Guinness found in the country is in Halifax in the Barum Top Inn, whereas the most expensive we found was in Rutland at The Olive Branch.

From this result, there is a particular trend noticeable when it comes to the north and south of England, according to the findings. Generally, the north of England boasted the counties with the best Guinness prices with County Durham, Staffordshire and Merseyside being the cheapest. On the costlier side, East Sussex, Hampshire and Greater London further south were the areas with the most expensive Guinness.

There are, as ever, exceptions to the rule. For instance, the results show that in Llandudno, The King’s Head had a particularly eye-watering price for an otherwise cheaper UK region, perhaps pandering to a more discerning clientele. Additionally,  showing excellent value for money, The Royal Oak in Didcot proved to have a fairly reasonable price in a region where it would normally be hard to find a cost-effective pint.

As well as the Barum Top Inn, other British pubs that were found to be offering low-cost Guinness included: The Kings Arms in Barrow-In-Furness; The Stag and Monkey in Hartlepool; The Bull in Rugby; Gleesons in Holyhead and Molly Malone’s in Glasgow.

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