It’s time to get excited as it’s been revealed that the price of a pint has fallen for the first time in two years. But, ‘by how much?’ we hear you ask. A massive 1p!
That’s right! The saying takes care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves has never been more true as last month the pint of draught lager typically cost £4.23 compared to £.4.23 in December.
Enjoy your next pint knowing that you’ve made a saving next time you visit your local pub.
The price of a pint has steadily risen since December 2020 when the average price was £3.79, which is 11% less than today’s prices, according to the Office for National Statistics.
If you’re a bitter drinker then you’re slightly better off with the price of a pint falling by 3p from December to last month with an average of £3.57 for a pint.
Although, the price of both bitter and lager increased in the final three months of 2022.
Pubs, along with the rest of the country, has been hit with soaring energy costs, which affect a range of factors across their businesses.
British Beer & Pub Association chief Emma McClarkin said: “The last thing pubs want to do is put prices up.”
It could be worse though as it was reported last year that the price of a pint could be up to £14 by 2025 in certain areas of the UK.
The shock findings predict that the price of a pint is set to rise in London to at least £9 a pint by next year for the most expensive pubs. Who knows what that means for us Yorkshire folk?