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Title: Price of a Pint
Post by: toby47 on October 13, 2021, 09:46:37 AM
The price of a pint is away mad in Belfast.

I was in both Belfast & Dublin over the weekend.

Belfast Friday night I ordered 2 pints of Guinness - £11.20
2 Guinness in Dublin  on Saturday was €10.80 (£9.15)

£5.60 for a pint in Belfast (not in the city centre) is mad. Surely this can't be the norm? Belfast has historically never been near Dublins prices, never mind a pound a pint more expensive.

What would the price of a pint be in everyone's locals be at the minute? Mine is £3.90 which I thought was bad enough.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: lurganblue on October 13, 2021, 09:50:20 AM
I have been to Belfast for pinting twice since restrictions have been lifted and the prices are nothing short of a disgrace. I would be in no rush to go on a session there again for a right while.

Variety of prices in Lurgan.  I go to weekly pub quiz and it's £3.50 a pint or 3 for £10. Some places will be £4 or more.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Duine Inteacht Eile on October 13, 2021, 09:53:39 AM
The price of a pint in Dublin has barely changed in 15/20 years. It was over €5 back then.

Belfast has rocketed. Plenty of people happy to pay it so they’re filling their boots.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: bogball88 on October 13, 2021, 10:02:58 AM
The price of a pint is away mad in Belfast.

I was in both Belfast & Dublin over the weekend.

Belfast Friday night I ordered 2 pints of Guinness - £11.20
2 Guinness in Dublin  on Saturday was €10.80 (£9.15)

£5.60 for a pint in Belfast (not in the city centre) is mad. Surely this can't be the norm? Belfast has historically never been near Dublins prices, never mind a pound a pint more expensive.

What would the price of a pint be in everyone's locals be at the minute? Mine is £3.90 which I thought was bad enough.
Name and shame? Not the old Chester by any chance? Still around 3.50 in the Rock Bar anyway  :)
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: toby47 on October 13, 2021, 10:08:24 AM
The price of a pint is away mad in Belfast.

I was in both Belfast & Dublin over the weekend.

Belfast Friday night I ordered 2 pints of Guinness - £11.20
2 Guinness in Dublin  on Saturday was €10.80 (£9.15)

£5.60 for a pint in Belfast (not in the city centre) is mad. Surely this can't be the norm? Belfast has historically never been near Dublins prices, never mind a pound a pint more expensive.

What would the price of a pint be in everyone's locals be at the minute? Mine is £3.90 which I thought was bad enough.
Name and shame? Not the old Chester by any chance? Still around 3.50 in the Rock Bar anyway  :)

A bar at the lower end of Stranmillis road. All pints were £5.60 except peroni which was £6.00. A bottle of Coors was £4.90. I thought we were still 25 years away from £6 pints lol
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on October 13, 2021, 10:10:23 AM
The price of a pint is away mad in Belfast.

I was in both Belfast & Dublin over the weekend.

Belfast Friday night I ordered 2 pints of Guinness - £11.20
2 Guinness in Dublin  on Saturday was €10.80 (£9.15)

£5.60 for a pint in Belfast (not in the city centre) is mad. Surely this can't be the norm? Belfast has historically never been near Dublins prices, never mind a pound a pint more expensive.

What would the price of a pint be in everyone's locals be at the minute? Mine is £3.90 which I thought was bad enough.
Name and shame? Not the old Chester by any chance? Still around 3.50 in the Rock Bar anyway  :)

Chester on the Antrim Road?  Pint of Guinness pint of Heverlee £10.20. Haven’t been down to Cassidy’s since re-opened but would imagine it’s cheaper. Ben Madigans slightly cheaper, 2 pints less than £10 but not much less
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Keyser soze on October 13, 2021, 10:16:03 AM
The [alleged] robbing hoors in the Harbour in Portrush charging £5.90 a pint.   
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: StPatsAbu on October 13, 2021, 10:18:40 AM
The price of a pint is away mad in Belfast.

I was in both Belfast & Dublin over the weekend.

Belfast Friday night I ordered 2 pints of Guinness - £11.20
2 Guinness in Dublin  on Saturday was €10.80 (£9.15)

£5.60 for a pint in Belfast (not in the city centre) is mad. Surely this can't be the norm? Belfast has historically never been near Dublins prices, never mind a pound a pint more expensive.

What would the price of a pint be in everyone's locals be at the minute? Mine is £3.90 which I thought was bad enough.
Name and shame? Not the old Chester by any chance? Still around 3.50 in the Rock Bar anyway  :)

A bar at the lower end of Stranmillis road. All pints were £5.60 except peroni which was £6.00. A bottle of Coors was £4.90. I thought we were still 25 years away from £6 pints lol

Well there's only one bar on Stranmillis Road so that narrows it! The Jeggy Nettle previously the House?
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: toby47 on October 13, 2021, 10:28:48 AM
The price of a pint is away mad in Belfast.

I was in both Belfast & Dublin over the weekend.

Belfast Friday night I ordered 2 pints of Guinness - £11.20
2 Guinness in Dublin  on Saturday was €10.80 (£9.15)

£5.60 for a pint in Belfast (not in the city centre) is mad. Surely this can't be the norm? Belfast has historically never been near Dublins prices, never mind a pound a pint more expensive.

What would the price of a pint be in everyone's locals be at the minute? Mine is £3.90 which I thought was bad enough.
Name and shame? Not the old Chester by any chance? Still around 3.50 in the Rock Bar anyway  :)

A bar at the lower end of Stranmillis road. All pints were £5.60 except peroni which was £6.00. A bottle of Coors was £4.90. I thought we were still 25 years away from £6 pints lol

Well there's only one bar on Stranmillis Road so that narrows it! The Jeggy Nettle previously the House?

The very one! Yeah used to be called The House, couldn't remember the new name of it.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Armagh18 on October 13, 2021, 10:37:40 AM
Thats a disgrace. Pints were £4.50 in Belfast 3 or 4 years ago, since reopening prices have gone mad. Most local pints £3.80 to £4.

My rule is if you’re not getting 3 pints for a tenner its too dear.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: general_lee on October 13, 2021, 10:47:50 AM
When have you ever seen a bar lower their prices? And once one bar does it, they all do it. Belfast city centre is fast becoming a joke. I know the manager of a certain cathedral quarter establishment who tells me they lifted £26k the other Friday night so it’s not like people aren’t silly enough to pay the prices.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: toby47 on October 13, 2021, 10:48:27 AM
I remember drinking in The House & pints were £3 during Euro 2016 games. Now they are £5.60-£6. Doubled in the space of 5 years.

Hopefully in another 5 years they aren't £12
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Louther on October 13, 2021, 11:11:36 AM
Pub trade has changed.

In those urban centres the pubs will charge what they like as they know their clientele aren’t necessary locals in 2/3 nights a week. It’s people out for a big night out once a month or people on weekend breaks where they don’t really bother about the prices. They looking at people spending when they out and maybe not seeing them again for another few weeks or months. They’ll be busy and provide the atmosphere because a crowd follows a crowd. They’ll know they will get a good run for year or so before a new place opens and it will be the in place to go. They’ll close and revamp after a while and you go again.

Your paying for the location and all that comes with it.

Locally, you could lose a years drinking for 5c a pint  ;D
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: armaghniac on October 13, 2021, 11:12:24 AM
Belfast has rocketed. Plenty of people happy to pay it so they’re filling their boots.

Don't they even give you a glass at that price!!

There seems to be a certain buoyancy in Belfast, perhaps the Protocol is really working, while you might pay that for a pint in London I suspect that places in Britain of Belfast's size charge less.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Milltown Row2 on October 13, 2021, 11:13:09 AM
£3.50 at the weekend, though it was a GAA pub, wife wasn't too happy when she picked me up, the Guinness was great
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: gallsman on October 13, 2021, 11:32:14 AM
When I moved to Dublin on 2005, the price of a pint in a bar in town, or certainly in a nightclub, was 4.50 to 5e. The average price in Belfast was £2.50.

Now drinks in Belfast are £5-6 and the price in Dublin is still in and around 5e. Crazy. A friend over here is home at the minute and reported paying £5.20 in the Errigle the other night. One of my favourite pubs but apparently has gone downhill a lot?

EDIT: have just seen someone has made the exact same point.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: toby47 on October 13, 2021, 11:52:04 AM
When I moved to Dublin on 2005, the price of a pint in a bar in town, or certainly in a nightclub, was 4.50 to 5e. The average price in Belfast was £2.50.

Now drinks in Belfast are £5-6 and the price in Dublin is still in and around 5e. Crazy. A friend over here is home at the minute and reported paying £5.20 in the Errigle the other night. One of my favourite pubs but apparently has gone downhill a lot?

EDIT: have just seen someone has made the exact same point.

Yeah the Errigal would be one of my favourites too, haven't been since before Covid. Just took a quick look at their online menu

Guinness
Stout | 4.2%
Pint £5.20

Harp
Lager | 4.0%
Pint £5.20

Carlsberg
Lager | 3.8%
Pint £5.20

Rockshore
Lager | 4.0%
Pint £5.20

Heverlee
Lager | 4.8%
Pint £5.70

Peroni
Lager | 5.1%
Pint £6.00

Hop House 13
Lager | 4.1%
Pint £5.20

Smithwicks
Red Ale | 4.5%
Pint £5.20

Rockshore Light
Light Lager | 3.5%
Pint £5.20

Guinness Zero
Stout | 0.0%
Pint £5.20

Angry Orchard
Cider | 5.0%
Pint £5.70

Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: thewobbler on October 13, 2021, 12:00:19 PM
A group of Belfast pub chain owners - let’s be honest, it’s only 3-4 that matter at this stage - would seem to have come together and agreed to implement the old pricing strategy ie one third of the final price to the wholesaler, one third for staff, spillage and running costs, one third for profit or reinvestment.

In some ways it’s a clever move. People are so eager to get out and about again and will spend heavily. Belfast (city centre) is predominantly a one night a week town for bars to make money, and they would seem likely to have full houses if they charge twice again. Those same patrons aren’t taking as many holidays and trips elsewhere, so can’t price gauge as accurately. Plus, if every other major pub is also in on the racket, it becomes normalised.

As a strategy it will succeed for as long as Belfast’s Saturday night trade holds up. Which shows signs it will do.

——

In one way they’re right to do this. Making money out of a pub these days is exceptionally risky and volatile.

But what the greedy f**kers seem to have forgotten is that for the past 15 years, when they allowed their margins to slide on draught beer, they’ve been doubling their margins on spirits, wine and soft drinks, to the point that they’re making 80% for profit and reinvestment off those sales.

So the customer is losing out. And as the resultant cost of a night has grown to more than the weekly disposable income of lots of folk, sooner or later the customer will step off.

——

Personally I’d have preferred the same publicans had joined together to lock horns against Diageo and take them down a peg.

In 1995 a pint of Carlsberg in the City centre Belfast was £1.50. Id assume publicans were buying it at around 50p per pint including VAT.

12 tins of the same beer at the time, in any off licence was £7.99.

For a publican to buy in a pint of Carlsberg in 2021, it’s about £1.95 inc VAT.

Yet in an off licence it is roughly £8.99 for 12 tins.

Anyone can do the maths on that and work out that there’s a price fixing scam in place.

——

Diageo has been trying to destroy the pub trade for 20 years.

Now the Belfast publicans are joining in.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Mikhail Prokhorov on October 13, 2021, 02:25:06 PM
A group of Belfast pub chain owners - let’s be honest, it’s only 3-4 that matter at this stage - would seem to have come together and agreed to implement the old pricing strategy ie one third of the final price to the wholesaler, one third for staff, spillage and running costs, one third for profit or reinvestment.

In some ways it’s a clever move. People are so eager to get out and about again and will spend heavily. Belfast (city centre) is predominantly a one night a week town for bars to make money, and they would seem likely to have full houses if they charge twice again. Those same patrons aren’t taking as many holidays and trips elsewhere, so can’t price gauge as accurately. Plus, if every other major pub is also in on the racket, it becomes normalised.

As a strategy it will succeed for as long as Belfast’s Saturday night trade holds up. Which shows signs it will do.

——

In one way they’re right to do this. Making money out of a pub these days is exceptionally risky and volatile.

But what the greedy f**kers seem to have forgotten is that for the past 15 years, when they allowed their margins to slide on draught beer, they’ve been doubling their margins on spirits, wine and soft drinks, to the point that they’re making 80% for profit and reinvestment off those sales.

So the customer is losing out. And as the resultant cost of a night has grown to more than the weekly disposable income of lots of folk, sooner or later the customer will step off.

——

Personally I’d have preferred the same publicans had joined together to lock horns against Diageo and take them down a peg.

In 1995 a pint of Carlsberg in the City centre Belfast was £1.50. Id assume publicans were buying it at around 50p per pint including VAT.

12 tins of the same beer at the time, in any off licence was £7.99.

For a publican to buy in a pint of Carlsberg in 2021, it’s about £1.95 inc VAT.

Yet in an off licence it is roughly £8.99 for 12 tins.

Anyone can do the maths on that and work out that there’s a price fixing scam in place.

——

Diageo has been trying to destroy the pub trade for 20 years.

Now the Belfast publicans are joining in.

this is it

the prices are the wrong way round

pints should be cheaper than off sales

Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: the onion bag on October 13, 2021, 02:33:42 PM
When I moved to Dublin on 2005, the price of a pint in a bar in town, or certainly in a nightclub, was 4.50 to 5e. The average price in Belfast was £2.50.

Now drinks in Belfast are £5-6 and the price in Dublin is still in and around 5e. Crazy. A friend over here is home at the minute and reported paying £5.20 in the Errigle the other night. One of my favourite pubs but apparently has gone downhill a lot?

EDIT: have just seen someone has made the exact same point.

Yeah the Errigal would be one of my favourites too, haven't been since before Covid. Just took a quick look at their online menu

Guinness
Stout | 4.2%
Pint £5.20

Harp
Lager | 4.0%
Pint £5.20

Carlsberg
Lager | 3.8%
Pint £5.20

Rockshore
Lager | 4.0%
Pint £5.20

Heverlee
Lager | 4.8%
Pint £5.70

Peroni
Lager | 5.1%
Pint £6.00

Hop House 13
Lager | 4.1%
Pint £5.20

Smithwicks
Red Ale | 4.5%
Pint £5.20

Rockshore Light
Light Lager | 3.5%
Pint £5.20

Guinness Zero
Stout | 0.0%
Pint £5.20

Angry Orchard
Cider | 5.0%
Pint £5.70

You know the world has gone mad when you're paying more in sterling for a pint of stout in the Errigal than on Grafton Street.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: JoG2 on October 13, 2021, 02:54:01 PM
£5.20 for a Rockshore light, my god. A few of us now have wee rooms / spaces for a night's supping the odd weekend. Half a dozen men, some music and a box of beer for £12.
Local builders are up to their ears renovating home bars and spaces for folk.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Duine Inteacht Eile on October 13, 2021, 02:58:16 PM
£5.20 for a Rockshore light, my god. A few of us now have wee rooms / spaces for a night's supping the odd weekend. Half a dozen men, some music and a box of beer for £12.
Local builders are up to their ears renovating home bars and spaces for folk.
The £5.20 for the Guinness Zero caught my attention…. :-\
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: maddog on October 13, 2021, 03:02:30 PM
When I moved to Dublin on 2005, the price of a pint in a bar in town, or certainly in a nightclub, was 4.50 to 5e. The average price in Belfast was £2.50.

Now drinks in Belfast are £5-6 and the price in Dublin is still in and around 5e. Crazy. A friend over here is home at the minute and reported paying £5.20 in the Errigle the other night. One of my favourite pubs but apparently has gone downhill a lot?

EDIT: have just seen someone has made the exact same point.

Yeah the Errigal would be one of my favourites too, haven't been since before Covid. Just took a quick look at their online menu

Guinness
Stout | 4.2%
Pint £5.20

Harp
Lager | 4.0%
Pint £5.20

Carlsberg
Lager | 3.8%
Pint £5.20

Rockshore
Lager | 4.0%
Pint £5.20

Heverlee
Lager | 4.8%
Pint £5.70

Peroni
Lager | 5.1%
Pint £6.00

Hop House 13
Lager | 4.1%
Pint £5.20

Smithwicks
Red Ale | 4.5%
Pint £5.20

Rockshore Light
Light Lager | 3.5%
Pint £5.20

Guinness Zero
Stout | 0.0%
Pint £5.20

Angry Orchard
Cider | 5.0%
Pint £5.70

Should this not be in the WTF thread?

here in Brum my local £3.60 for lager (carling) £3.80 for pretty decent Guinness (for England).
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: JoG2 on October 13, 2021, 03:12:10 PM
£5.20 for a Rockshore light, my god. A few of us now have wee rooms / spaces for a night's supping the odd weekend. Half a dozen men, some music and a box of beer for £12.
Local builders are up to their ears renovating home bars and spaces for folk.
The £5.20 for the Guinness Zero caught my attention…. :-\

A dear hit!
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: gawa316 on October 13, 2021, 03:43:26 PM
$6.50 here in California and that’s at a local brewery. Happy hours are a godsend though, we’re your are paying $4-$5. There’s a Mexican place just down the road and you can get a 20oz modelo for $4.75
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: toby47 on October 13, 2021, 03:59:27 PM
When I moved to Dublin on 2005, the price of a pint in a bar in town, or certainly in a nightclub, was 4.50 to 5e. The average price in Belfast was £2.50.

Now drinks in Belfast are £5-6 and the price in Dublin is still in and around 5e. Crazy. A friend over here is home at the minute and reported paying £5.20 in the Errigle the other night. One of my favourite pubs but apparently has gone downhill a lot?

EDIT: have just seen someone has made the exact same point.

Yeah the Errigal would be one of my favourites too, haven't been since before Covid. Just took a quick look at their online menu

Guinness
Stout | 4.2%
Pint £5.20

Harp
Lager | 4.0%
Pint £5.20

Carlsberg
Lager | 3.8%
Pint £5.20

Rockshore
Lager | 4.0%
Pint £5.20

Heverlee
Lager | 4.8%
Pint £5.70

Peroni
Lager | 5.1%
Pint £6.00

Hop House 13
Lager | 4.1%
Pint £5.20

Smithwicks
Red Ale | 4.5%
Pint £5.20

Rockshore Light
Light Lager | 3.5%
Pint £5.20

Guinness Zero
Stout | 0.0%
Pint £5.20

Angry Orchard
Cider | 5.0%
Pint £5.70

Should this not be in the WTF thread?

here in Brum my local £3.60 for lager (carling) £3.80 for pretty decent Guinness (for England).

The Scary thing is the above isn't the worst prices. Many on down in the city are slightly more expensive
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: screenexile on October 13, 2021, 09:06:24 PM
Crazy stuff going for a night out in Belfast is it really worth it??

Is it really a surprise young people are turning to the much cheaper and more dangerous buzz?!
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: armaghniac on October 13, 2021, 09:17:27 PM
Crazy stuff going for a night out in Belfast is it really worth it??

Is it really a surprise young people are turning to the much cheaper and more dangerous buzz?!

we need a United Ireland for more reasonable prices.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Milltown Row2 on October 13, 2021, 09:18:24 PM
Crazy stuff going for a night out in Belfast is it really worth it??

Is it really a surprise young people are turning to the much cheaper and more dangerous buzz?!

we need a United Ireland for more reasonable prices.

Just stay out of the centre of town pint local, they’ll get the hint
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: red hander on October 13, 2021, 11:31:44 PM
Rarely drink in city centre now. Was in Mulligans on Saturday to watch Ireland game and then Hercules, both places were under fiver for pint. Looking forward to £3.50 pints of excellent Guinness at Solitude this Saturday. I got myself a Phillips Perfect Draft machine during lockdown and it's best thing I've ever bought. Top quality German and Belgian kegged beer at my fingertips, why line the pockets of those rip off bastards.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Silver hill on October 14, 2021, 07:59:21 AM
Any truth that a pint of Tennents in the Harbour Bar in portrush was £7+ over the Summer?
If true, one more good reason to avoid that town
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: toby47 on October 14, 2021, 08:40:31 AM
Another few

Lavery's

GUINNESS £5.10
HARP £5.10
CARLSBERG £5.10
ROCKSHORE £5.10
HOP HOUSE 13 £5.10
ROCKSHORE LIGHT £5.10
SMITHWICKS £5.10


Northern Lights - Ormeau Road

Pints range from £4.50-£6.00


The Perch Rooftop bar

Cobra …….................................£5.20
Pravha …….................................£5.20
Staropramen …...........................£5.20
Punk IPA …................................£5.40
Coors …….................................£5.20
Chieftain IPA .............................£5.20
Rebel Red .................................£5.20
Guinness ..................................£5.30
Orchard Theives ........................£5.20
Blue Moon ................................£5.40


Fibber Magees

Harp £5.20
Carlsberg £5.20
Rockshore Irish Lager £5.35
Guinness £5.40
Smithwicks £5.20
Hop House 13 £5.35
Coors Light £5.35
Pravha £5.35
Tennents £5.20
Clonmel £5.20
Heverlee £5.35


The Felons

Pints - £3.50


The Rock Bar

Happy Hour 4pm-7pm on a Monday all pints £3


The Grand Central Hotel


Bottle Beer (330ml)
Estrella Damm £7
Menabrea £7
Corona £7
Peroni £7

Draught (Pint)
Inedit Damm £10
Observatory Pale Ale £10


Nancy Mulligans - Castle Street

Pints - £3.90 (My guess would be cheapest in city centre)
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: themac_23 on October 14, 2021, 08:45:11 AM
Crazy stuff going for a night out in Belfast is it really worth it??

Is it really a surprise young people are turning to the much cheaper and more dangerous buzz?!

we need a United Ireland for more reasonable prices.

Just stay out of the centre of town pint local, they’ll get the hint

This is it, ive had a big change the last few years, me and my mates would always have went into town for a few pints on a sat night at least twice a week, usually go somewhere like the Garrick to watch the late kick off then round the cathedral quarter. but its getting too much, 5 or 6 of us and you're talking over £30 for a round, now with the more subdued atmosphere in bars and the hassle of getting home its really not appealing at all.

Our local club is £3.70 a pint and the pints are top drawer, £3.20 a pint if you use your membership card. Always live sport on, Juke box going and great craic. the bar never used to be overly busy at the weekends, usually older lads in for pints but since Covid its been really busy with people clearly fed up with the town.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: NAG1 on October 14, 2021, 08:47:57 AM
No sympathy for these big bars in the town especially with this price gouging.

There should have been a collective will between the hospitality sector in Belfast to make it an attractive night out and pricing is a big part of that. But instead they have gone for short termism and it is going to cost them.

Hopefully the locals are thriving in their place.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Dire Ear on October 14, 2021, 09:42:56 AM
Any difference in Derry prices?
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: snoopdog on October 14, 2021, 10:14:52 AM
£5.20 for a Rockshore light, my god. A few of us now have wee rooms / spaces for a night's supping the odd weekend. Half a dozen men, some music and a box of beer for £12.
Local builders are up to their ears renovating home bars and spaces for folk.
The £5.20 for the Guinness Zero caught my attention…. :-\
I agree . Why is alcohol free beer the same price as a normal pint. Publicans and vintners association always blame tax on beer for the price. Surely there should be no or lower tax on a beer with no alcohol  . A shandy same price as a pint is also ridiculous. If they want people to drink responsibly where is the incentive to replace the odd round with an NA.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: bogball88 on October 14, 2021, 10:30:54 AM
Rarely drink in city centre now. Was in Mulligans on Saturday to watch Ireland game and then Hercules, both places were under fiver for pint. Looking forward to £3.50 pints of excellent Guinness at Solitude this Saturday. I got myself a Phillips Perfect Draft machine during lockdown and it's best thing I've ever bought. Top quality German and Belgian kegged beer at my fingertips, why line the pockets of those rip off bastards.
Don't forget the cans of Red Stripe  :-*
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: JoG2 on October 14, 2021, 10:34:19 AM
Any difference in Derry prices?

Tbh Dire Ear its been pre Covid since I was last in town for a beer. Just asked a couple of friends, both said £3.80 / £3.90

Couldn't agree more with Snoop. Non Alcoholic beers (I'll often drive to functions, nights out) should be taxed much much lower.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Estimator on October 14, 2021, 10:47:21 AM
There is a Belfast fella on twitter who has created a Pint Census Google Doc that you can access. He has pints prices from a whole range of places. He started it after a night out in a few bars post Covid.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Fear Bun Na Sceilpe on October 14, 2021, 11:40:21 AM
Any difference in Derry prices?

£3.50 on outskirts(locals bars), not sure up the town
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: bogball88 on October 14, 2021, 01:08:14 PM
£3.20 St Malachys Old Boys Club on the Antrim Road in Belfast. Great spot. Think its even cheaper if you are a member
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: gallsman on October 14, 2021, 02:32:02 PM
7 quid for a bottle of Estrella Damm!!!! "Imported Beer" ffs. It's absolute piss that anyone above the age of 17 would look down their nose at over here.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: bigarsedkeeper on October 14, 2021, 03:37:43 PM
Rarely drink in city centre now. Was in Mulligans on Saturday to watch Ireland game and then Hercules, both places were under fiver for pint. Looking forward to £3.50 pints of excellent Guinness at Solitude this Saturday. I got myself a Phillips Perfect Draft machine during lockdown and it's best thing I've ever bought. Top quality German and Belgian kegged beer at my fingertips, why line the pockets of those rip off bastards.
I saw those and was thinking about getting one. Which kegs would you recommend with it? I like German and Belgian beers so I thought it would be a good job. I never go out for a pint anymore so it's been mostly cans through beer hawk etc I'd be getting.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Franko on October 14, 2021, 04:31:32 PM
7 quid for a bottle of Estrella Damm!!!! "Imported Beer" ffs. It's absolute piss that anyone above the age of 17 would look down their nose at over here.

Inedit Damm

Different stuff entirely and not bad at all

7 quid is still an absolute robbery
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: toby47 on October 14, 2021, 04:58:22 PM
7 quid for a bottle of Estrella Damm!!!! "Imported Beer" ffs. It's absolute piss that anyone above the age of 17 would look down their nose at over here.

Inedit Damm

Different stuff entirely and not bad at all

7 quid is still an absolute robbery

£7 for a Corona is the worst i've ever seen. Likely charge you £2 for the lime too
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: gallsman on October 14, 2021, 06:46:47 PM
7 quid for a bottle of Estrella Damm!!!! "Imported Beer" ffs. It's absolute piss that anyone above the age of 17 would look down their nose at over here.

Inedit Damm

Different stuff entirely and not bad at all

7 quid is still an absolute robbery

I'm familiar with Inedit. It's the same company and I love in Barcelona but his post clearly says 7 quid for a bottle of Estella Damm in the Grand Central.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: red hander on October 15, 2021, 01:57:46 AM
Rarely drink in city centre now. Was in Mulligans on Saturday to watch Ireland game and then Hercules, both places were under fiver for pint. Looking forward to £3.50 pints of excellent Guinness at Solitude this Saturday. I got myself a Phillips Perfect Draft machine during lockdown and it's best thing I've ever bought. Top quality German and Belgian kegged beer at my fingertips, why line the pockets of those rip off bastards.
I saw those and was thinking about getting one. Which kegs would you recommend with it? I like German and Belgian beers so I thought it would be a good job. I never go out for a pint anymore so it's been mostly cans through beer hawk etc I'd be getting.

Lowenbrau and Spaten very good for the German, Jupiler and Stella (not the shite ruined under licence in the UK, the real gear) for the Belgian. Really nice Dutch one I can't recall name of too. Basically you can't go wrong with any of their beers, apart from the Tennents, obviously. Which is same price as few of the premier beers  ;D
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: naka on October 15, 2021, 08:39:39 AM
To be fair bought myself a sub and no longer have the wish to pay dearly for pints in a pub.
Was walking through newry and Saturday night at say 11/30
 Was shocked at how quiet it was, nowhere busy.
Prices are killing pubs.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: lurganblue on October 15, 2021, 11:49:21 AM
To be fair bought myself a sub and no longer have the wish to pay dearly for pints in a pub.
Was walking through newry and Saturday night at say 11/30
 Was shocked at how quiet it was, nowhere busy.
Prices are killing pubs.

Have the sub machine myself. Near time to stock up again.  Do you order direct from Beerwulf?

I hope the ass falls out of a load of those places in Belfast but i would doubt that will happen.  I wonder what a stein in the Christmas market will set ya back now.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: toby47 on October 15, 2021, 03:13:24 PM
To be fair bought myself a sub and no longer have the wish to pay dearly for pints in a pub.
Was walking through newry and Saturday night at say 11/30
 Was shocked at how quiet it was, nowhere busy.
Prices are killing pubs.

Have the sub machine myself. Near time to stock up again.  Do you order direct from Beerwulf?

I hope the ass falls out of a load of those places in Belfast but i would doubt that will happen.  I wonder what a stein in the Christmas market will set ya back now.

Oktoberfest is on at Custom House square at the minute. Looks similar to the xmas market, a  big marquee/tent, £10 entry & £11 for a stein = £21 for your first litre of beer
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: red hander on October 15, 2021, 04:07:54 PM
To be fair bought myself a sub and no longer have the wish to pay dearly for pints in a pub.
Was walking through newry and Saturday night at say 11/30
 Was shocked at how quiet it was, nowhere busy.
Prices are killing pubs.

Have the sub machine myself. Near time to stock up again.  Do you order direct from Beerwulf?

I hope the ass falls out of a load of those places in Belfast but i would doubt that will happen.  I wonder what a stein in the Christmas market will set ya back now.

Oktoberfest is on at Custom House square at the minute. Looks similar to the xmas market, a  big marquee/tent, £10 entry & £11 for a stein = £21 for your first litre of beer


Walked passed it last night coming home from work. Looked virtually empty and fairly miserable. Had pint of Guinness in The American yesterday during my break. Creamy goodness at £4.10.