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Wetherspoons sells pints of lager for around £7

The price of a pint of mainstream lager in a London-based Wetherspoon pub is being scrutinised in comparison to other parts of the country.

In a deeper dive into pricing, it was revealed by national press that the most expensive Wetherspoons to have a pint in is in The Moon Under Water, in London’s Leicester Square.

According to reports, a pint of San Miguel or a Corona at the Wetherspoons venue will set drinkers back £6.98 while a pint of Leffe costs £7.30 per pint. The cheapest alcoholic drink on the menu is reportedly a Bud Light priced at £4.85.

The reports additionally revealed that at the Moon Under Water a single serving of rhubarb and ginger Edinburgh Gin is priced at £7.78, despite the exact same drink costing £2.35 at the County Hotel Wetherspoons in Kent.

Last October, analysts highlighted how the average price of a pint of Carling in Wetherspoons has increased 11% year-on-year. According to the findings, 740 Wetherspoons pubs have seen inflation over the last year, 58 have seen deflation, and five saw no price change.

The price of a pint of lager in the on-trade has risen by more than 50p within the space of a single year, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Speaking about the figures, the national chair of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), Nik Antona, called the figures ‘worrying’ and said the government needed to act as it was now ‘make or break’ for pubs and bars.J

JD Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin has already warned drinkers that £8 pints and even £10 pints could become normal, although he said that he would try to keep prices down in his own pubs. In March, he warned that the pub chain was battling “ferocious” inflationary pressures, as part of his Chairman’s Statement.

The value chain’s troubles of late also saw it recently issuing a notice warning customers of supply chain issues and advising them to consider altering their drink orders.

To find the cheapest drinks in Wetherspoons, pubgoers can select their go-to order from the search bar of an interactive booze map which shows how much their favourite drinks would cost you in different Wetherspoons across the country.

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