Cheapest and most expensive pints in the UK as average price of beer soars to £4

The soaring cost of a pint of beer is driving drinkers away from pubs, with more than half saying a night out is now “unaffordable”.

Whether you prefer a pint of lager or a tankard of ale, pubs across the country are increasing their prices as the cost of living crisis continues to bite.

Official figures have declared the average price of a pint has soared to £4.09 for a lager, which is 13p more than at the start of 2022.

A recent YouGov survey found 52% of drinkers said the price of a pint too costly as they ditch pubs for a cheaper pint at home.

JD Weatherspoon boss Tim Martin previously asked the government to look at the tax differences between pubs and supermarkets, stating that shops are being subsidised for selling cheap stock.

Over the last few months, pubs have faced higher prices from breweries who have blamed price increases on the rise in electricity, gas, glass and transport costs.

But what are the cheapest and most expensive places to grab a pint currently in the UK?

Here's everything you need to know.

Where can you find the cheapest pint in the UK?

Research by has found that Wrexham is offering the cheapest pint average at £2.09, making the cost almost £4 cheaper than London at £5.93.

The full list of cheapest to most expensive cities to get a pint (0.5 litre draught) in the UK is as follows:

Wrexham, Wales – £2.09

St Asaph, Wales – £2.18

St Davids, Wales – £3.26

Coventry, England – £3.39

Stoke-on -Trent, England – £3.41

Aberdeen, Scotland £3.49

Newport, Wales – £3.50

Perth, Scotland – £3.54

Stirling, Scotland – £3.59

Sunderland, England – £3.73

Leeds, England – £3.75

Bangor, Wales – £3.85

Reading, England – £3.85

Bristol, England – £3.87

Swansea, Wales – £3.92

Inverness, Scotland- £3.97

Sheffield, England – £4.03

Manchester, England – £4.08

Leicester, England – £4.08

Nottingham, England – £4.11

Birmingham, England – £4.21

Cardiff, Wales – £4.26

Edinburgh, Scotland – £4.44

Liverpool, England – £4.65

Glasgow, Scotland – £4.71

Dunfermline, Scotland – £4.84

Dundee, Scotland – £4.90

Belfast, Northern Ireland – £5.20

London, England – £5.93

What is the cheapest beer you can buy?

The cost of a pint of beer often depends on the brand and the pub location.

Wetherspoon pubs are known for their cheap and cheerful booze, with prices remaining low in comparison to other establishments.

In most Wetherspoon pubs, a pint of draught Green King IPA or Green King Ruddles Best will cost customers around £1.49 outside of London.

In London, a pint of either of the brews will cost around £2.49 to £3.49 depending on location and stock.

What is the most expensive pint in the UK?

It is well known that London is the most expensive place to grab a drink in the UK, but one establishment has topped the charts when it comes to pulling the dearest pint.

The Craft Beer Co chain has imported the Reforged 20th Anniversary Ale, which is on sale at its pub in Brixton.

The price of a bottle of the fancy ale is £105 for a 750ml (1.3 pints) glass of booze.

The craft ale is 11% alcohol and it is made by the AleSmith Brewing Company in San Diego, California.

The beer, which is thick and syrupy in consistency, contains roasted malts and hops, coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla and barley wine.

The pricey pint has elements of the brewery's Speedway Stout, which sold on tap for £22.50 at the same pub chain back in 2018.

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