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Wetherspoons Increases Price Of Pints Across The UK

Daisy Phillipson

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Wetherspoons Increases Price Of Pints Across The UK

Wetherspoons has increased the cost of its pints across the UK amid rising prices in the wider food and drink supply chain. 

A Spoons representative confirmed the news, telling SomersetLive that while its prices have gone up, the company ‘always aims to keep prices as competitive as possible’.

Starting this month, the pub giant added an extra 10p to drink prices at a majority of its venues in the UK, except for London where there’s been a 20p hike. 

Spokesperson Eddie Gershon said: "Occasionally Wetherspoon does increase the price of its drinks. We always aim to keep our prices as competitive as possible.

The price of a Wetherspoons pint has gone up. Credit: Wetherspoons
The price of a Wetherspoons pint has gone up. Credit: Wetherspoons

"Prices on drinks in the majority of our pubs have increased by an average 10p from Tuesday March 1, with an increase of 20p in pubs in and around London. 

“This represents an average two per cent increase in the majority of Wetherspoon pubs and four per cent in pubs in and around London.

"We believe that our drinks offer still represents great value for money."

One customer who noticed a price hike at a Spoons in Exmouth told DevonLive that they saw a pint of Ruddles go from costing 99p to £1.49. 

They said: "I went in on Monday night with £2 in cash expecting to buy a couple of cheeky Ruddles before meeting my wife when she finished her exercise class, but when I get there, I discovered the prices appeared to have all gone up. 

“It is still cheaper than anywhere else around, but it did mean I had to get my card out for the second pint.”

Even so, Wetherspoons remains the UK’s top choice when it comes to fair prices for food and drink. 

Earlier this month, the pub chain announced it would no longer stock a Russian beer after the country invaded Ukraine.

Spoons confirmed the decision to remove Baltika Lager from behind the bar of any of the 870 or so pubs around the UK. 

Baltika has bitten the dust in Wetherspoon pubs. Credit: Alamy
Baltika has bitten the dust in Wetherspoon pubs. Credit: Alamy

The beer is served in bottles at the pubs, and comes from St Petersburg, which is Putin’s birthplace, as it happens.

The bottles, which cost £2.99 a pop, will be returned back to the distributor, Carlsberg.

A statement from Wetherspoons read: "In light of the situation in Ukraine we just felt that we could not stock it anymore.

"As of today all those beers won't be available in any Wetherspoons pub and either have been or are in the process of being returned to the Carlsberg distributor.

"We are not implying in any way that anyone involved with the brewery is directly involved with what's going on but we thought in light of the current situation our pubs don't want to be serving Russian beers."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Food And Drink, UK News

Daisy Phillipson
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