Thirsty Brits on a budget have been handed a lifeline by a clever web app that helps them find the cheapest tipples.
The news comes on the heels of Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin announcing pint prices could rise to £10 and have no real upper limit.
Cold ones (and warm ones) are a British staple, but with prices rising and living costs soaring more and more people will be looking for a way to get their jars for a fair price.
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Few would argue that – when it comes to consistently low prices – Weatherspoons is easy to beat wherever you are in the country.
The Great British Cheap Tipple Finderhas gone to painstaking lengths to provide pint lovers nationwide with the means to work out how different ‘Spoons in different parts of the country stack up across a variety of different beverages.
An array of the more commonly found Wetherspoons drinks are offered on the app, which is correct as of September 2022, so you might already have to take some of the prices with a pinch of salt.
Discovery of the handy app comes after Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin told Andrew Marr for LBC: “There are certainly some pubs that do that and it's gone up more than you would imagine.
“Around the country – I go around the country visiting pubs and talking to our pub managers – whereas it’s not a fiver in our pubs, it's a fiver in a lot of pubs from Penzance to Wick at the moment.
“So yeah, the price has gone up a hell of a lot. Will it go to eight quid? Quite probably, if things go on as they are.”
Asked whether prices in some boozers across the country could rise to £10, he added: "Andrew there is no limits”.
The app offers a handy colour bar to give a quick guide as to how the indifferent boozers stack up, with greener dots being cheaper, while those that are red are dearer.
Unsurprisingly the greatest density of dots is in the cities, with London clearly more red than other parts of the country.
At Heathrow airport, a Carling is £5.99 and Gatwick £5.95, while spots like the Ledger Building in Canary Wharf and the Wetherspoons in Victoria Station are also over £4.50.
Things are better in more rural areas, with many boozers offering a Carling for much closer to £2.50.
The pattern remains much the same across beverages, with the pubs that are cheap on some drinks generally cheaper across the board than more expensive boozers on the majority of drinks.
Take for instance the Moon Under Water in Leicester Square which will charge you £4.89 for a 330ml Camden Hells while that same average is a mere £2.50 in the Moon on the Square just 13 miles away in Feltham.
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