Wetherspoon customers hit with sudden price hike

From March 1 the price of a pint in Wetherspoon pubs across the UK has increased by 10p outside of London, and 20p in the capital.

Eddie Gherson, a spokesperson for the pub chain, explained that the 2-4% increase was not unprecedented, and that they believe their “drinks offer still represents great value for money.”

There are accusations that the price of a pint in some Wetherspoon establishments has actually increased even further. One disgruntled customer at The Powder Monkey, Exmouth, claimed that the price of Ruddles had increased from 99p to £1.49. The customer stated: “I had to get my card out for the second pint…It didn’t ruin my evening, but it was something I wasn’t expecting.” However, the 99p pricing of Ruddles was not actually the norm, but rather part of a series of deals Wetherspoon pubs ran from last November until the end of February.

Wetherspoon has made a name for itself due to highly competitive pricing. Part of what has enabled Wetherspoon to undercut its competitors has been that the pubs are free houses, and are therefore not obliged to buy from specific breweries but can instead work with suppliers offering the lowest prices.

However, as the cost of living crisis worsens, prices for food, drink and heating are anticipated to rise dramatically. The price of beer production was already on the up prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with the war exacerbating the problem due to Ukraine being one of the top five barley producers in the world.

Leave your reply

Most Recent Stories

You can now bathe in cocktails at this spa experience

We've all had that fantasy where we're sloshing about in a bathtub full of Strawberry Woo Woo right? No?

Unfiltered: Hannah Crosbie

Billed by the newly formed PR agency, ‘Hot Sauce Presents’ as ‘the sexiest voice in wine’, Hannah Crosbie is the founder of Dalston Wine Club, and is currently assuming a residency selling wines at East London’s ‘Lady Garden’…

Meet the rising stars of hospitality who won big in GB this week

Three rising stars of the hospitality world were rewarded this week at the Chaine des Rotisseurs GB Young Professional Awards at the new Harrods Social by Jason Atherton.

Diageo opens 0.0% lounge at Heathrow T5

Diageo Global Travel has opened an immersive alcohol-free experiential space, called Lounge 0.0%, in Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5.

Unfiltered: Eduardo Brea Luengo

The Spanish head sommelier at Cotswold’s gourmet bolthole, The Feathered Nest counts Restaurant Pablo and Casa Marcelo in his homeland on his CV, as well as Sketch in London, The Swan, Ascott-under-Wychwood, and Soho Farmhouse, Chipping Norton. He is particularly interested in wines from Bierzo, Montsant, Dao, Rousillon and sherry and Port as well as what he calls “the fresh New World”…

Most Recent Stories

You can now bathe in cocktails at this spa experience

We've all had that fantasy where we're sloshing about in a bathtub full of Strawberry Woo Woo right? No?

Unfiltered: Hannah Crosbie

Billed by the newly formed PR agency, ‘Hot Sauce Presents’ as ‘the sexiest voice in wine’, Hannah Crosbie is the founder of Dalston Wine Club, and is currently assuming a residency selling wines at East London’s ‘Lady Garden’…

Meet the rising stars of hospitality who won big in GB this week

Three rising stars of the hospitality world were rewarded this week at the Chaine des Rotisseurs GB Young Professional Awards at the new Harrods Social by Jason Atherton.

Diageo opens 0.0% lounge at Heathrow T5

Diageo Global Travel has opened an immersive alcohol-free experiential space, called Lounge 0.0%, in Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5.

Unfiltered: Eduardo Brea Luengo

The Spanish head sommelier at Cotswold’s gourmet bolthole, The Feathered Nest counts Restaurant Pablo and Casa Marcelo in his homeland on his CV, as well as Sketch in London, The Swan, Ascott-under-Wychwood, and Soho Farmhouse, Chipping Norton. He is particularly interested in wines from Bierzo, Montsant, Dao, Rousillon and sherry and Port as well as what he calls “the fresh New World”…