Random Questions: how much is a pint round where you live? name the price and the area. (student night special deals not included)


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Burnzie
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81 posts since 11/8/09

18 Feb 2010 11:51
I stay well out in the Shire in Scotland & some of the prices down my end for standard booze is a joke, none of this under £2 shite.

fontelroy
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3200 posts since 14/6/08

18 Feb 2010 11:51
in bristol its about the same as any bar
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

18 Feb 2010 11:52
nick2 wrote:
Noble Locks wrote: in the south, wetherspoons is the lidl/netto/poundshop of the pub world. there is nowhere cheaper, they are full of old alkey soaks, who que outside waiting for them to open in the morning for their cheap beer.

I think that's Wetherspoons everywhere in the country.
if you read the post he wrote youd see it isnt. in the far north and scotland, wetherspoons are classed as expensive, even luxury alehouses.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

18 Feb 2010 11:53
fontelroy wrote: in bristol its about the same as any bar
id like to call you a liar on this, but im not gonna bother.
fontelroy
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3200 posts since 14/6/08

18 Feb 2010 11:54
i think you just did
foulstyle
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428 posts since 8/4/07

18 Feb 2010 11:56
Laughing out loud

I seriously dont go in there as here, more than anywhere ive ever been in one of them before, its scary. If your not in strict pikey uniform and cap at 90 degree angle your fucked Laughing out loud
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

18 Feb 2010 11:58
alright your a liar. Laughing out loud
wetherspoons is the countries most succesfull pub chain due to the fact that they serve cheaper beer in every town in the country than any other chain of pubs or even the normal local (apart from the far north and scotland which is like another country anyway).
they rake in massive profits during any bad times this country goes through, when other breweries are collapsing and pubs are closing daily due to the fact people leave their local pub and go to wetherspoons to get value for money. (they even banned smoking before it was banned by law upsetting their core customer, cos they didnt give a fuck cos they know they wont and cant go anywhere else)
but not where you are, oh no, its not like that in bristol where the little lord of arguing is, they are the same price as all pubs, thats just how it is, the exception to the rule. (have you even been in a spoons or a pub?)
fontelroy
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3200 posts since 14/6/08

18 Feb 2010 12:02
it doesnt make sense that its the same really does it?

i'll find some proof, until then you can be right
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

18 Feb 2010 12:03
Are the people saying Wetherspoons is expensive counting their Lloyds No1 Bars? Cos they are more expensive than your standard JD Weetherspoons pub
foulstyle
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428 posts since 8/4/07

18 Feb 2010 12:03
they make more profit on food than booze tho. Buy in steaks in mass amounts that works out at 7-10pence and sell them for a fiver or whatever it is and rake it in. (stating the obvious but still)

The thing is, no matter how much I hate the fucking place you cant argue with a pint and a curry for a couple of quid. I just cant be fucked with the low lifes you get in there..

Jimmy326
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4593 posts since 22/9/07

18 Feb 2010 12:03
Pint in my local - £2.60, Pint in my local Weatherspoons - £2.30

Weatherspoons is still generally cheaper than local pubs, but not as much as it used to be. A few years back you'd be looking at 70-80p a pint cheaper, now that's down to the 30-40p mark.

That's my experience from the North-West area anyways.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

18 Feb 2010 12:04
thats true jimmy, they have slowly closed the gap since they ruined punch taverns and most of their other competitors. they are the tesco of the boozer world. when they are the only place you can drink, no doubt they will be even dearer than the local pub was.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

18 Feb 2010 12:05
Edinburgh doesn't really count as Scotland according to some, but Wetherspoons here is much cheaper than the average pub, just like it's supposed to be. I still don't drink there before someone brings up that argument from a while ago.

Actually I've got so say the wetherspoons on george street in Edinburgh is a lovely pub, strange location as it's in one of the poshest areas of Edinburgh in a huge old bank.

Also, I'm surprised there isn't some kind of online map with the price of a pint in every wetherspoons in the country on it seeing as the price seems to be different in different spoons in London, let alone the whole UK. Seems the kind of thing someone would have done on the internet.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

18 Feb 2010 12:10
2.60-2.80 for lager and 3.40 for a Guinness just outside Leeds. Peroni at a local pub is almost £4 a pint. In Leeds you're looking at about £3.50 a pint of lager and £3.80 for Guinness. Not been in a Wetherspoons for years. If I'm that poor I have to drink in them I'll stay at home.
staygold
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5096 posts since 21/11/05

18 Feb 2010 12:10
The people that congregate outside the Weatherspoons on Old Street are an interesting bunch, one guy has a leg missing and sits outside in the rain/snow chaining rollies all day
Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

18 Feb 2010 12:15
Spoons in Scotland is definately not seen as a 'luxury alehouse'. Same as anywhere in England i'd imagine, cheaper beer than a local, shit microwaved food and old slags getting lairy.
MoB
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37394 posts since 31/8/04

18 Feb 2010 12:16
Was drinking in a pub near st pauls about a month ago and it was £5.05 for a peroni.
InWonderland
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2662 posts since 8/2/07

18 Feb 2010 12:18
Weatherspoons are the most depressing places to go on a night out.. Certainly wouldn't eat there!
Don't think I've been in one since I was 18..
MoB
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37394 posts since 31/8/04

18 Feb 2010 12:19
InWonderland wrote: Weatherspoons are the most depressing places to go on a night out.. Certainly wouldn't eat there!
Don't think I've been in one since I was 18..

Would anyone who's not a student/unemployed actually eat in there?
Ulster_Blue
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5625 posts since 16/7/06

18 Feb 2010 12:20
I paid 4.80 euro for a pint of guinness in dublin on saturday, thought that was expensive. Local pubs here about £2.90 a pint.