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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The Pound Pub has arrived.

A 'no frills' pub is to sell a pint of lager for only £1.50 per pint and £1 per half state newspaper reports today. The Pound Pub will open in Stockton-on-Tees with a second pub planned for Atherton just outside Manchester. Cue gnashing of teeth by the health lobby.

I do have a bit of a problem with two half pint costing 50% more than a pint which could encourage excessive drinking. I presume that none of the beers on offer will be the latest 'must have' offering from our coolest craft breweries nor can I imagine that any brewery can provide cask beer to be sold so cheaply. So I'll pass thanks.

6 comments:

  1. fingers crossed for a national roll out!

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  2. I remember Holt's Bitter hitting a pound a pint in Manchester about twenty years ago; in some of their Eccles pubs, it's still only just over two pounds a pint.

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  3. I wonder if there will be a Happy Hour?

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  4. The Morning Advertiser report does say that they will be offering cask beer, not just lager and smooth, although presumably just mainstream brews.

    Sam Smith's OBB is still only £1.80 a pint in pubs round here, and their 2.8% ABV keg milds even less.

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  5. The Derby Arms in Aughton sells keg Walkers at £1.50 a pint. I've no idea who brews it, but it's supposed to based on the old Walkers recipe. I'll try it some day for research purposes.

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