Wetherspoon Boss Tim Martin Says He'll Slash Beer Prices If Brexit Happens On 31 October
Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin has said he will slash the prices of beer to an 'unbelievable low' after Brexit - but there's one condition: he'll only do so if Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes the UK leave the EU by 31 October.
Martin, who is an outspoken Eurosceptic and believes Boris Johnson is a 'winner', told The Sun: "If we leave the customs union on October 31, Wetherspoon will bring the price of beer to down to an unbelievable low.
"That's a guarantee - but we have to leave properly, Boris Johnson. No messing around with customs union or any of that funny stuff."
He's even promised customers some sort of 'Brexit beer' to mark the occasion - again, if Johnson meets the Halloween deadline.
"There probably will be a Brexit beer or two or many, if we leave on the October 31, so I'm looking to selecting one or two for our customers," he said.
Martin, 64, believes the EU is a 'protectionist cartel'. He claims he can reduce the pint prices at Wetherspoon pubs because he would be able to do better deals with firms outside of the EU.
Mind you, if it's a cheap pint you're after, one cunning student has worked out which Wetherspoon pubs offer you the best value, having cross-referenced the cost of pints at each.
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Computer science and philosophy undergraduate Jack Weatherilt is the brains behind pints.wtf, a site which ranks more than 370 drinks available at every Wetherspoon pub in the UK, giving punters more bang for their buck.
The 20-year-old made his calculations by dividing the alcohol content (known as the ABV, or 'alcohol by volume') of a drink by its price in any given Spoons pub, to show which ones offer the best 'value'.
For example, one pint (568ml) of beer with an ABV of five percent would be 0.05 x 568ml. This number would then be divided by the price to get the 'value'.
Taking everything into account, Jack believes bars in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland generally offer the most bang for your buck.
He says with its 'weird variation of higher-alcohol pints', the best value Spoons in the UK is north of the border at Hunters Hall in Galashiels, with its top ranking bev a pint of JW Lees Moonraker (6.5 percent) for just £1.99.
Or if that doesn't sound like your tipple, then a pint of Maxim Maximus will set you back less than £2.
The rest of the top five is made up by The Olympia (Tredegar, Wales), The Carrick Stone (Glasgow, Scotland), The Blue Bell (Pontefract, England) and The Thomas Burke (Leigh, England).
Speaking to LADbible, Jack said he was inspired to build the site during a session with his mates.
The 20-year-old said: "I came up with the idea when I went to the Ice Wharf in Camden before a gig and we were trying to work out the cheapest way to get the most alcohol before it started.
"The Spoons app clearly has all the information you need to calculate the value for alcohol, so I reckoned I could take it apart to help me automatically calculate the value for each drink at each pub."
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