The Good Pub Guide 2016: Average price of beer pint now £3.46

03 September 2015 by
The Good Pub Guide 2016: Average price of beer pint now £3.46

This year's national survey of drink prices from the Good Pub Guide 2016 has shown that there is an 82p difference between the cheapest and most expensive pints in the country.

Released today, the guide found that the cheapest pint was in Herefordshire, at £3.10, compared to London, where it was £3.92 (winning it the guide's "Rip-off beer" accolade, below).

The average price of a pint of beer in Britain is now at £3.46, compared to £3.31 last year. This marks a considerable rise over the past three years, despite beer duty having been dropped over the same time frame.

Yorkshire and Cumbria were among the counties hailed for selling bargain beer, while expensive counties included Buckinghamshire, Surrey and the Scottish Islands.

The survey also found that pubs that brew their own beer typically charge £2.98 per pint, which is 48p less than the national average.

Published every year, the Good Pub Guide seeks to celebrate the best pubs and inns in the country. This year's winner was the Horse & Groom in Gloucestershire, while best pub group was Cirrus Inns.

Full list

Bargain beer Herefordshire (£3.10), Yorkshire (£3.15), Derbyshire (£3.20), Worcestershire (£3.20), Cumbria (£3.22), Shropshire (£3.22), Nottinghamshire (£3.23), Northumbria (£3.24)

Fair-priced beer Wales (£3.27), Lancashire (£3.27), Cornwall (£3.28), Northamptonshire (£3.30), Staffordshire (£3.32), Gloucestershire (£3.33), Cheshire (£3.33), Somerset (£3.33), Leicestershire (£3.33)

Average-priced beer Essex (£3.35), Cambridgeshire (£3.35), Lincolnshire (£3.38), Devon (£3.39), Norfolk (£3.39), Warwickshire (£3.39), Bedfordshire (£3.39), Dorset (£3.40), Wiltshire (£3.41), Suffolk (£3.46), Hampshire (£3.51), Scotland (£3.53), Hertfordshire (£3.55), Oxfordshire (£3.56)

Expensive beer Buckinghamshire (£3.61), Kent (£3.62), Surrey (£3.63), Isle of Wight (£3.63), Sussex (£3.66), Berkshire (£3.67), Scottish Islands (£3.85)

Rip-off beer London (£3.92)

Average price of a pint of beer passes £3 mark >>

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