The cheapest place to get a pint of beer in the UK has been revealed, so grab yourself a train ticket and get ready for an adventure around some of the roads less travelled in Britain.
It’s a fact of life these days that the humble pint now costs a lot more than it used to.
So does everything, in fact.
Travel, food, heating, they’re all on the up-and-up, showing no signs of stopping.
However, it wasn’t always like this.
Ask any Brit of a certain age and they’ll gaze glassy-eyed into the middle distance while recalling how you used to be able to pick up a pint for so much less than today.
The older they are, the cheaper the pint will have been.
Well, if you really want to get the cheapest pint these days, you’ve got to be ready for a bit of an excursion.
That mythical £3 pint is still out there, for those brave enough to go looking for it.
According to this survey, you just have to go to Derby.
That’s right, Derby offers a pint of ale on average for just £3, that’s a good few quid cheaper than you’ll get anything in the city centres of London, Birmingham, or Manchester these days.
A bit further afield, but still as cheap, you could go to Inverness.
It might represent a slightly more exotic and appealing adventure than Derby - not that we’re saying Derby isn’t great, like - but it’s going to take a good while longer to get there.
Unless you already live in the Scottish Highlands, that is.
The average for the whole of the UK - according to Finder, who have performed the research - is £4.15.
Pints beneath the national average can be found in other places such as Hull, Perth, Gloucester, and Peterborough, who all clock in beneath £3.50.
Outlining their research, Finder said: "It comes as no surprise that the UK’s most expensive city to grab a drink is still London [£5.99].
"The cheapest places to get a pint [out of the 45 largest cities analysed] is Derby.
“A beer here will cost you £3.00, which is £2.99 less than London and £1.12 less than the UK average of £4.15.
"Overall, the average cost of a pint in the UK has increased seven per cent from £3.89 in 2021, and has increased by 11 per cent from the UK average of £3.72 in 2019."
As it happens, London is the 18th most expensive city on the entire planet for a pint.
For the cheapest pint the world over, you’ll need to plan way ahead, because you’ll need to get to Tashkent in Uzbekistan, where a jar will set you back just 67p, or the equivalent.
Meanwhile, it’s in places like Doha and Dubai that you’ll pay the most, with a pint over a tenner at £11.37 and £10.82 on average respectively.
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