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Wetherspoons fans celebrate after seeing price of food and drink has been slashed

Wetherspoons fans celebrate after seeing price of food and drink has been slashed

Prices are coming down, but only for a short time

It's a good time to frequent your local Wetherspoons, and if you live anywhere in the UK it's likely that you're not all that far from a 'Spoons anyway.

That's because the popular pub chain has announced that it's cutting down the prices on food and drink for the start of 2024, but the reduced prices will only be for a short while.

If you live in England or Wales then the price cut kicked in yesterday (2 January), while if you're up in Scotland then today (3 January) is the day the price of a pint gets a bit cheaper.

Naturally this was met by plenty of celebration from Wetherspoons fans, who've said it's 'awesome' that the pubs will be getting less expensive for a while.

One pub fan said the change meant it was 'where prices should be', while others were more interested in the price of food going down as well.

Prices are dropping for a couple of weeks in January at Wetherspoons.
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It's a welcome tonic to the rising prices in pubs, though they're not all just whacking up prices for fun as many of the nation's fine establishments have struggled with rising costs.

Some gloomy predictions reckon the price of a pint will hit £10 in some parts (London) of the UK in the next few years.

So with that in mind it's no surprise that 'Spoons fans who aren't doing Dry January are welcoming the price drop from the pub chain.

As for what's actually changing in Wetherspoons, the average price for a pint of Bud Light or Doom Bar is now £1.99, while a selection of cocktails like espresso martinis, strawberry daiquiris and margaritas will cost you just £2.99.

If you're not wanting to quaff anything alcoholic and are feeling the chill this January then its coffee, tea and hot chocolate will come with free refills and cost £1.29.

"I guess we're not doing Dry January then?"
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While nobody could accuse Wetherspoons of being a pillar of fine dining, it does do food and the prices for their dishes are also being cut for a while.

If you want their breakfast of bacon, sausage, fried egg, baked beans and toast then it'll be just £1.99 for that plate.

Rocking up to 'Spoons later on in the day and in the mood for a burger will set you back just £4.99 if you're getting a soft drink and £6.46 if you want alcohol with it.

Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin said: "Department stores and shops hold their sales in January, so it is the perfect time to have a sale in the pubs too.

"The range of drinks and food on sale in the pubs is aimed at suiting a wide variety of tastes. This year we have included our biggest selection of low and non-alcoholic drinks."

It's here for a good time, not for a long time as these special prices will only last until 17 January, so there's only a couple of weeks to enjoy them.

For the next couple of weeks prices will be low at Wetherspoons.
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The full list of drinks that are part of the Wetherspoons sale:

  • Bud Light
  • Doom Bar
  • Worthington’s
  • Stowford Press Apple Cider
  • Budweiser
  • AU vodka (four flavours)
  • Sidemen XIX Vodka (mixed berry)
  • Classic cocktails (Espresso Martini, Strawberry Daiquiri and Tommy’s Margarita)
  • Corona seltzers (raspberry & lemon and guava & lime)
  • Diet Pepsi
  • Pepsi Max
  • R. White’s lemonade
  • Pepsi Max cherry
  • Lavazza coffee (with free refills, as well as tea and hot chocolate)
  • Tea and hot chocolate
  • Low-alcohol and alcohol-free (Erdinger; BrewDog Punk AF; Heineken 0.0; Beck’s Blue; Stella Artois; Adnams Ghost Ship; Kopparberg Strawberry and Lime)
Featured Image Credit: JD Wetherspoon

Topics: UK News, Food And Drink, Pubs, Wetherspoons