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Wetherspoons hikes the price of beer in some pubs by up to 29% – leaving customers furious

WETHERSPOONS has upped the prices of beer in some of its pubs and customers are furious.

The boozer is shaking up its beer prices but remains adamant that its prices are amongst the best value on the high street.

The prices of guest ale have been hiked by 29% in some pubs

The price of a guest ale is shooting up by a whopping 29% – taking the cost of a pint from £3.39 to £4.39, according to The Daily Star.

The move has seen the beer prices in 15 central London pubs shifted upwards for now.

But customers aren’t happy and have shared their disappointment on Twitter, with some describing the chain as “expensive”.

One punter said: “Just seen some Leeds fans, drinking at Victoria Station Wetherspoons. They’ve all got straws in one pint, as it’s too expensive for a round.”

Another said: “Its name is “Wetherspoon“. But when you get there the beer is poor and expensive.”

Wetherspoon spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “We can confirm that prices have increased at 15 pubs in London, including The Ledger Building in Docklands.

“These are located in central London locations including The City.

“Central London and The City have higher overheads than our other pubs and as a result prices here are higher than in our other pubs across the UK.

“Wetherspoon aims to be competitive on pricing at all times, however, on occasion, prices in its pubs do rise.

“We still believe that our prices for beers, spirits and wine are amongst the best value in their respective areas.”

It comes after the average price of a pint is set to become the norm at £7, brewery bosses have warned.

They say that soaring production costs and inflation have created the perfect storm.

The cost of raw ingredients, including wheat and barley, are now rising more than the rate of inflation.

Alan Mahon, founder and boss of Brewgooder, one of the UK’s fast-growing beer brands, said Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had driven up ingredient costs.

Other key elements, such as energy and gases, have rocketed, with carbon dioxide costing 3,000 per cent more than it did this time last year.

Mr Mahon said a £7 pint could be-come “the norm rather than the exception in many places — particularly bigger cities”.

Wetherspoon’s decision to up beer prices in London came only days after it unveiled a range of new dishes in a menu revamp last week.

Customers can now order new Katsu curry options, revamped burgers, old pub classics and a range of salads.



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