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Wetherspoon's beer price cuts signal 'a race to the bottom', say brewers

11 September 2019 by
Wetherspoon's beer price cuts signal 'a race to the bottom', say brewers

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 ÂŁ1.69.

A further 160 pubs will be offering a pint for ÂŁ1.59 or less, including 36 pubs that will be serving a pint for ÂŁ1.39.

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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