JD Wetherspoon’s cuts to beer prices signal “a race to the bottom”, according to the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).
The pub company announced last week that it was reducing the cost of a pint of real ale by an average of 20p, with more than 600 pubs serving a pint of Ruddles (brewed by Greene King) for £1.69.
A further 160 pubs will be offering a pint for £1.59 or less, including 36 pubs that will be serving a pint for £1.39.
SIBA chief executive James Calder wrote an open letter to Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin which he described the move as a “significant concern” for independent craft brewers.
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