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Top 10 cities for a post-work pint

The best cities to enjoy a pint after work have been revealed in a new listing index assessing British pubs and beer.

The findings, assembled into an index by co-working office specialists Spacepool, looked at the largest British cities by population, the density of pubs per square mile along with the average star rating and the cost of a pint. Using the information, each factor was scored individually and totalled to give an overall ranking.

The cheapest city for a pint is Newcastle Upon Tyne, while pubs in Birmingham have the highest average star rating but Southampton, Portsmouth, and Nottingham come out jointly on top overall as the best place for grabbing an after-work pint.

The data shows that Southampton and Portsmouth boast 10 pubs per square mile, while Nottingham follows closely with nine. Despite the slight difference, Nottingham’s affordable pint prices and high average pub star rating give the city the boost to joint first place.

Liverpool secures second place with eight pubs per square mile. Plus, the price of a pint is only 8p more than the top-ranked cities, and the cities’ pubs reflect quality with an average 4.5-star rating.

According to the ranking, it is a tie in third place, with Newcastle Upon Tyne, Manchester, and Birmingham each holding a spot. Manchester leads the trio with eight pubs per square mile, while Newcastle offers the cheapest pint in the roundup at £4.25, and Birmingham also stands out with an average 4.5-star rating.

Glasgow stands alone in fourth place with the Scottish city offering affordable £4.50 pints, and beer fans won’t have to go far to find one, with five per square mile.

Ranking fifth is London, where the price of a pint is the highest at £6.50. Despite this, pubgoers are guaranteed a quality after-work drink, with an average pub rating of 4 stars

In joint sixth place, Yorkshire cities make their mark with Sheffield offering after-work pints for just £4.35, while Leeds and Bradford each feature three pubs per square mile, meaning people don’t have to search far to find one.

Speaking about the ranking, Spacepool CEO and founder Eugene Tavyev said “The rising price of a pint won’t stop office workers from seeking a nearby spot for a post-work drink. The tradition of unwinding and debriefing with colleagues after a long day at a desk is still very much alive.”

Tavyev added: “But, like with anything, the quality of the things we’re spending our hard-earned money on still comes into play. It’s reassuring for those working in the heart of a UK city, that they’re never too far away from a good quality pint with good people.”

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