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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: 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: 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: 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.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Truth hurts on April 01, 2022, 02:26:47 PM
whats the current price in your local,, £3.60 in mine
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 01, 2022, 02:35:31 PM
whats the current price in your local,, £3.60 in mine

Be around that price in the club, but the local pub are charging £4.50 a pint.

So the price of 2 pints is a nice bottle of red  ;) in the offy, STAY AT HOME SAVE YOUR MONEY
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: RedHand88 on April 01, 2022, 02:57:23 PM
whats the current price in your local,, £3.60 in mine

Must be a shebeen!
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: imtommygunn on April 01, 2022, 02:58:39 PM
3.60 - it's not been that in a decade!!
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Mikhail Prokhorov on April 01, 2022, 03:14:25 PM

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should prob be in the belfast rip off thread too  :-[
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: toby47 on April 01, 2022, 03:18:37 PM
The Errigal is £5.20 if I'm having a stout or if drinking beer £5.70 for Heverlee/ £6 for Peroni.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: thebar on April 01, 2022, 03:21:36 PM
whats the current price in your local,, £3.60 in mine

Please share details! :)
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 01, 2022, 03:31:03 PM

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should prob be in the belfast rip off thread too  :-[

Delayed 10 hours? why not just hit the local pub? some people are just dafties
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: toby47 on April 01, 2022, 03:32:18 PM

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should prob be in the belfast rip off thread too  :-[

Delayed 10 hours? why not just hit the local pub? some people are just dafties

Alot of pubs in Belfast would charge that anyway.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 01, 2022, 03:34:23 PM

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should prob be in the belfast rip off thread too  :-[

Delayed 10 hours? why not just hit the local pub? some people are just dafties

Shorts social club very close, up over bridge, £3.60 a pint

Alot of pubs in Belfast would charge that anyway.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: screenexile on April 01, 2022, 03:36:43 PM
3.60 - it's not been that in a decade!!

Think the local bar is £4.40 and the last time I was at our Club it was £3.80 but that was last year.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: toby47 on April 01, 2022, 03:38:54 PM

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should prob be in the belfast rip off thread too  :-[

Delayed 10 hours? why not just hit the local pub? some people are just dafties

Shorts social club very close, up over bridge, £3.60 a pint

Alot of pubs in Belfast would charge that anyway.

Yeah but it's a dungeon  ???
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Saffrongael on April 01, 2022, 03:46:31 PM

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should prob be in the belfast rip off thread too  :-[

Delayed 10 hours? why not just hit the local pub? some people are just dafties

That fella is the recently retired head of the NICS, he was probably on about £180k a year so heart not exactly bleeding for him 
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Milltown Row2 on April 01, 2022, 03:48:06 PM

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should prob be in the belfast rip off thread too  :-[

Delayed 10 hours? why not just hit the local pub? some people are just dafties

Shorts social club very close, up over bridge, £3.60 a pint

Alot of pubs in Belfast would charge that anyway.

Yeah but it's a dungeon  ???

Beggars can't be choosers ..

But shocker someone complaining about the price of anything in an airport.... Honestly, like what were they expecting?
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: toby47 on April 01, 2022, 03:50:14 PM

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should prob be in the belfast rip off thread too  :-[

Delayed 10 hours? why not just hit the local pub? some people are just dafties

Shorts social club very close, up over bridge, £3.60 a pint

Alot of pubs in Belfast would charge that anyway.

Yeah but it's a dungeon  ???

Beggars can't be choosers ..

But shocker someone complaining about the price of anything in an airport.... Honestly, like what were they expecting?

Yeah I agree, once you are part of a captive audience (Airports, Concerts etc) you should be prepared for these prices, it's not a new thing.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: trueblue1234 on April 01, 2022, 04:34:52 PM

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should prob be in the belfast rip off thread too  :-[

Delayed 10 hours? why not just hit the local pub? some people are just dafties

Shorts social club very close, up over bridge, £3.60 a pint

Alot of pubs in Belfast would charge that anyway.

Yeah but it's a dungeon  ???

Beggars can't be choosers ..

But shocker someone complaining about the price of anything in an airport.... Honestly, like what were they expecting?

Yeah I agree, once you are part of a captive audience (Airports, Concerts etc) you should be prepared for these prices, it's not a new thing.

Airports bars and restaurants have costs that usual establishments don’t due to security restrictions. People sometimes forget this. That’s not to say they don’t put the hand in as well.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Armagh18 on April 01, 2022, 09:00:12 PM

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should prob be in the belfast rip off thread too  :-[

Delayed 10 hours? why not just hit the local pub? some people are just dafties

Shorts social club very close, up over bridge, £3.60 a pint

Alot of pubs in Belfast would charge that anyway.

Yeah but it's a dungeon  ???

Beggars can't be choosers ..

But shocker someone complaining about the price of anything in an airport.... Honestly, like what were they expecting?

Yeah I agree, once you are part of a captive audience (Airports, Concerts etc) you should be prepared for these prices, it's not a new thing.
Doesn’t justify it or make it right!
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Harold Disgracey on April 01, 2022, 09:24:32 PM
£3.30 in my local club for members, £3.60 for non-members.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Square Ball on April 01, 2022, 09:30:31 PM
Europa, £19.75 for a pint, a Bacardi and 2 7ups
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Tony Baloney on April 01, 2022, 11:29:41 PM
Europa, £19.75 for a pint, a Bacardi and 2 7ups
Ouch! If you take 6 quid for the pint and 2.50 each for the minerals that's the guts of 9 quid for the Bacardi  :o Robbing hoors.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: general_lee on June 07, 2022, 01:36:58 PM
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/northern-ireland-most-expensive-uk-24155715

Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Milltown Row2 on June 07, 2022, 01:40:13 PM
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/northern-ireland-most-expensive-uk-24155715

Was just outside Dublin Friday before last, price of a pint £7.50.. Carton house. Luckily ours were free, but can you imagine paying that on top of your room?
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Saffrongael on June 07, 2022, 01:41:13 PM
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/northern-ireland-most-expensive-uk-24155715

Have we blamed it on the troubles yet ?
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: johnnycool on June 07, 2022, 01:42:56 PM
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/northern-ireland-most-expensive-uk-24155715

Have we blamed it on the troubles yet ?

Protocol obviously.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: trueblue1234 on June 07, 2022, 01:43:37 PM
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/northern-ireland-most-expensive-uk-24155715

Have we blamed it on the troubles yet ?

I’m expect Seafoid to come on with a cryptic post about it any minute now
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: trailer on June 07, 2022, 03:02:12 PM
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/northern-ireland-most-expensive-uk-24155715

Have we blamed it on the troubles yet ?

I’m expect Seafoid to come on with a cryptic post about it any minute now

Price of drink and hotel rooms in Belfast is scandalous. They'll get a rude awakening. Was charged £4 for a Coke in the Europa recently. f**king ridiculous.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Franko on June 07, 2022, 03:38:31 PM
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/northern-ireland-most-expensive-uk-24155715

Have we blamed it on the troubles yet ?

I’m expect Seafoid to come on with a cryptic post about it any minute now

Price of drink and hotel rooms in Belfast is scandalous. They'll get a rude awakening. Was charged £4 for a Coke in the Europa recently. f**king ridiculous.

Belfast is disgraceful.

Hotels / Food / Pints - the prices are scandalous

There are lean times coming for these people and after the way they've gouged the shite out of punters post covid, I've no sympathy.

Colin Neill should be hit with some of these stats every time he comes on the air begging for another taxpayer handout
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: tyrone08 on June 07, 2022, 03:41:41 PM
It's strange as people are obviously out every weekend paying these crazy drink and hotel prices. I make a decent living and have no idea where these people are getting the money at.

Price a hotel in Belfast for 1 night with the partner. Over 200 quid. Went down to an apartment in a popular town down south and got 2 nights for 160 quid. Pints were cheaper as well.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: trailer on June 07, 2022, 03:42:37 PM
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/northern-ireland-most-expensive-uk-24155715

Have we blamed it on the troubles yet ?

I’m expect Seafoid to come on with a cryptic post about it any minute now

Price of drink and hotel rooms in Belfast is scandalous. They'll get a rude awakening. Was charged £4 for a Coke in the Europa recently. f**king ridiculous.

Belfast is disgraceful.

Hotels / Food / Pints - the prices are scandalous

There are lean times coming for these people and after the way they've gouged the shite out of punters post covid, I've no sympathy.

Colin Neill should be hit with some of these stats every time he comes on the air begging for another taxpayer handout

A complete stain
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: thewobbler on June 07, 2022, 05:59:46 PM
Europa, £19.75 for a pint, a Bacardi and 2 7ups
Ouch! If you take 6 quid for the pint and 2.50 each for the minerals that's the guts of 9 quid for the Bacardi  :o Robbing hoors.

This is my single biggest gripe with modern pubs.

I can understand them charging £5.50 a pint to keep their traditional (60-70%) margins in place. I don’t think they should charge it, but the robbing bastards that are Diageo are a little forcing their hand here.

But this mindset/principle  should then see a rub the other way for punters. But no, instead astonishing greed is in display.

If working on the 60-70% margin basis, pubs should be sending out:

Coke and similar at around £1.20
Smirnoff and Gordon’s at around £2.10
Jameson and JD at around £2.90
Bottles of Coors at around £2.25
Bottles of Corona at around £2.70

But they don’t. Instead they absolute lot fleece man, woman and child for these products, charging somewhere between 100% and 200% margins. For opening a bottle, or squirting into a glass.


We are absolute f**king eejits for paying this.

Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Square Ball on June 07, 2022, 07:10:27 PM
But we do. It's £5.10 in the Parador Lodge/Parador/The P. Sure come on down watch the GAA, and it's even cheaper when you have the loyalty card 🍻.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: johnnycool on June 08, 2022, 08:18:20 AM
But we do. It's £5.10 in the Parador Lodge/Parador/The P. Sure come on down watch the GAA, and it's even cheaper when you have the loyalty card 🍻.

Paul would be proud of the free advertising.  ;)

I'm almost certain our club sells pints at £3.50 (Members get another 10% off) and if the breweries had put the keg price up we'd follow suit based on whatever margins we've set on each drink, so evidently it's not driven by the breweries.

Price gouging indeed.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: lurganblue on June 08, 2022, 11:35:05 AM
Europa, £19.75 for a pint, a Bacardi and 2 7ups
Ouch! If you take 6 quid for the pint and 2.50 each for the minerals that's the guts of 9 quid for the Bacardi  :o Robbing hoors.

This is my single biggest gripe with modern pubs.

I can understand them charging £5.50 a pint to keep their traditional (60-70%) margins in place. I don’t think they should charge it, but the robbing bastards that are Diageo are a little forcing their hand here.

But this mindset/principle  should then see a rub the other way for punters. But no, instead astonishing greed is in display.

If working on the 60-70% margin basis, pubs should be sending out:

Coke and similar at around £1.20
Smirnoff and Gordon’s at around £2.10
Jameson and JD at around £2.90
Bottles of Coors at around £2.25
Bottles of Corona at around £2.70

But they don’t. Instead they absolute lot fleece man, woman and child for these products, charging somewhere between 100% and 200% margins. For opening a bottle, or squirting into a glass.


We are absolute f**king eejits for paying this.

I assume Diageo etc charge all bars the same price per keg.  So a bar in Belfast is buying kegs at the same price as the local rural pub say?  The margins they then put on the drink in Belfast City Centre is scandalous. 
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Milltown Row2 on June 08, 2022, 11:38:39 AM
Europa, £19.75 for a pint, a Bacardi and 2 7ups
Ouch! If you take 6 quid for the pint and 2.50 each for the minerals that's the guts of 9 quid for the Bacardi  :o Robbing hoors.

This is my single biggest gripe with modern pubs.

I can understand them charging £5.50 a pint to keep their traditional (60-70%) margins in place. I don’t think they should charge it, but the robbing bastards that are Diageo are a little forcing their hand here.

But this mindset/principle  should then see a rub the other way for punters. But no, instead astonishing greed is in display.

If working on the 60-70% margin basis, pubs should be sending out:

Coke and similar at around £1.20
Smirnoff and Gordon’s at around £2.10
Jameson and JD at around £2.90
Bottles of Coors at around £2.25
Bottles of Corona at around £2.70

But they don’t. Instead they absolute lot fleece man, woman and child for these products, charging somewhere between 100% and 200% margins. For opening a bottle, or squirting into a glass.


We are absolute f**king eejits for paying this.

I assume Diageo etc charge all bars the same price per keg.  So a bar in Belfast is buying kegs at the same price as the local rural pub say?  The margins they then put on the drink in Belfast City Centre is scandalous.

Rates, insurance costs, wages, and other City prices will drive up the price of a pint in a city pub over a rural one.. But yes they are still ripping us off
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Truth hurts on June 08, 2022, 12:09:42 PM
Its 3.70 in the local
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Armagh18 on June 08, 2022, 12:21:18 PM
Europa, £19.75 for a pint, a Bacardi and 2 7ups
Ouch! If you take 6 quid for the pint and 2.50 each for the minerals that's the guts of 9 quid for the Bacardi  :o Robbing hoors.

This is my single biggest gripe with modern pubs.

I can understand them charging £5.50 a pint to keep their traditional (60-70%) margins in place. I don’t think they should charge it, but the robbing bastards that are Diageo are a little forcing their hand here.

But this mindset/principle  should then see a rub the other way for punters. But no, instead astonishing greed is in display.

If working on the 60-70% margin basis, pubs should be sending out:

Coke and similar at around £1.20
Smirnoff and Gordon’s at around £2.10
Jameson and JD at around £2.90
Bottles of Coors at around £2.25
Bottles of Corona at around £2.70

But they don’t. Instead they absolute lot fleece man, woman and child for these products, charging somewhere between 100% and 200% margins. For opening a bottle, or squirting into a glass.


We are absolute f**king eejits for paying this.

I assume Diageo etc charge all bars the same price per keg.  So a bar in Belfast is buying kegs at the same price as the local rural pub say?  The margins they then put on the drink in Belfast City Centre is scandalous.
I’d say your big pub in Belfast is paying a whole pile less per keg than your small rural pub if they’re buying in bulk although other expenses will drive the price up in Belfast obviously.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: bogball88 on June 08, 2022, 12:26:44 PM
£3.50 in Casement Park social the day of Ulster Final
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: thewobbler on June 08, 2022, 12:30:49 PM
It would be less per keg, but it wouldn’t be much less. Diageo aren’t fond of sharing their margins with anyone.

——

The reason why local pubs are able to charge £3.70 is they are effectively foregoing the one third of each sale that used to be gathered up into a combination of profit, savings, reinvestment funds, rainy day funds. It was kind of perceived that one third of a sale went on the brewer/distiller, one third to cost of sale (staff, rent, rates, entertainment).

A local pub that trades basically only in pints at £3.70 a touch wouldn’t pay a man a wage. Viable for a club. Viable for a man looking some pin money from a property paid for years ago. Not viable as a career.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Truth hurts on June 08, 2022, 12:44:57 PM
It would be less per keg, but it wouldn’t be much less. Diageo aren’t fond of sharing their margins with anyone.

——

The reason why local pubs are able to charge £3.70 is they are effectively foregoing the one third of each sale that used to be gathered up into a combination of profit, savings, reinvestment funds, rainy day funds. It was kind of perceived that one third of a sale went on the brewer/distiller, one third to cost of sale (staff, rent, rates, entertainment).

A local pub that trades basically only in pints at £3.70 a touch wouldn’t pay a man a wage. Viable for a club. Viable for a man looking some pin money from a property paid for years ago. Not viable as a career.

Is it true there is not much profit on pints and that the profit in bars is in spirits, splits and diluted drinks?
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: general_lee on June 08, 2022, 12:51:12 PM
It would be less per keg, but it wouldn’t be much less. Diageo aren’t fond of sharing their margins with anyone.

——

The reason why local pubs are able to charge £3.70 is they are effectively foregoing the one third of each sale that used to be gathered up into a combination of profit, savings, reinvestment funds, rainy day funds. It was kind of perceived that one third of a sale went on the brewer/distiller, one third to cost of sale (staff, rent, rates, entertainment).

A local pub that trades basically only in pints at £3.70 a touch wouldn’t pay a man a wage. Viable for a club. Viable for a man looking some pin money from a property paid for years ago. Not viable as a career.

Is it true there is not much profit on pints and that the profit in bars is in spirits, splits and diluted drinks?
Yes. Worth also noting that Diageo, Tennents etc pump £1000s into the big bars round Belfast. The breweries also took back £1000s worth of kegs when the bars shut for covid (around St Patrick’s 2020). So they now have the bars by the short and curlys to a certain extent. All it takes though is for one of the cabal of chain pub owners to put their prices up to something ridiculous and the rest follow suit
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: oakleaflad on June 16, 2022, 12:27:40 PM
Going to be in Dublin shortly with a few relatives doing some touristy type things. Where's decent for a few pints in or near the city centre that's reasonable as Dublin prices go?
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Milltown Row2 on June 16, 2022, 12:51:22 PM
Going to be in Dublin shortly with a few relatives doing some touristy type things. Where's decent for a few pints in or near the city centre that's reasonable as Dublin prices go?

Plenty of talk about the price of a pint in Belfast but you'd be hard push to find a cheap pint in Dublin, especially south of the Liffey, plenty of put that I like O'Donoghues Bar, McDaids good few on or near Dame street Keoghs pub good old fashioned pub..

Ah, need to get down for some Guinness soon
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Armagh18 on June 16, 2022, 12:57:50 PM
Going to be in Dublin shortly with a few relatives doing some touristy type things. Where's decent for a few pints in or near the city centre that's reasonable as Dublin prices go?

Plenty of talk about the price of a pint in Belfast but you'd be hard push to find a cheap pint in Dublin, especially south of the Liffey, plenty of put that I like O'Donoghues Bar, McDaids good few on or near Dame street Keoghs pub good old fashioned pub..

Ah, need to get down for some Guinness soon
Dublins always been known to be dear for a pint though, Belfast seems to have went totally bonkers price wise since lockdown.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: rosnarun on June 17, 2022, 09:28:22 AM
i was charge €3.50 for a ballygowan and a dash,
pints seem cheap next to that
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Franko on June 23, 2022, 12:47:27 AM
https://www.newsletter.co.uk/business/consumer/a-triple-threat-to-the-hospitality-sector-warns-chief-executive-3739573

As expected

Colin Neill has the begging bowl out again

'Intervention is needed' he says.

 ::)

In 2021, in the middle of a pandemic, when hospitality was supposedly 'on it's knees', the Beannchor Group posted net profits of over 1.8million.

This represents a net margin of over 14% (gross margin over 80%)

Insane numbers.

Can't wait for 2022's accounts.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: trailer on June 23, 2022, 10:00:46 AM
Saw your man from Mourne Seafood Bar on the TV last night complaining about drug use in Belfast outside his establishment. It felt like he just didn't want a hostel for vulnerable people beside his restaurant.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: nrico2006 on June 23, 2022, 10:03:30 AM
Saw your man from Mourne Seafood Bar on the TV last night complaining about drug use in Belfast outside his establishment. It felt like he just didn't want a hostel for vulnerable people beside his restaurant.

Neither would most of us.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Milltown Row2 on June 23, 2022, 10:28:50 AM
There shouldn’t be hostels for drug/alcoholics in the centre of a busy Belfast centre
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Baile Brigín 2 on June 23, 2022, 10:40:34 AM
There shouldn’t be hostels for drug/alcoholics in the centre of a busy Belfast centre

So where do they go? Residential areas?
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: gallsman on June 23, 2022, 11:37:18 AM
https://www.newsletter.co.uk/business/consumer/a-triple-threat-to-the-hospitality-sector-warns-chief-executive-3739573

As expected

Colin Neill has the begging bowl out again

'Intervention is needed' he says.

 ::)

In 2021, in the middle of a pandemic, when hospitality was supposedly 'on it's knees', the Beannchor Group posted net profits of over 1.8million.

This represents a net margin of over 14% (gross margin over 80%)

Insane numbers.

Can't wait for 2022's accounts.

"Have to to close some days to give staff some well deserved rest"

Eh, hire more staff?
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Milltown Row2 on June 23, 2022, 11:43:16 AM
There shouldn’t be hostels for drug/alcoholics in the centre of a busy Belfast centre

So where do they go? Residential areas?

I don't know, I'm not paid to look after this problem, what I do know is having drug addicts lying in the middle of shopping centers or high streets or out in front of the fast food places where kids are with their parents shooting up is not on. maybe you're ok with that in Dublin, but having worked in Belfast for many years and seeing it first hand, its not how you bring people back into the town after the pandemic..

The problem needs to be addressed at source proper money put into rehabilitation and aftercare.. just putting them all together in hostels and hoping that it goes away won't work
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: imtommygunn on June 23, 2022, 11:45:13 AM
There are a few down by the docks in belfast.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: toby47 on June 23, 2022, 12:16:47 PM
There shouldn’t be hostels for drug/alcoholics in the centre of a busy Belfast centre

So where do they go? Residential areas?

I don't know, I'm not paid to look after this problem, what I do know is having drug addicts lying in the middle of shopping centers or high streets or out in front of the fast food places where kids are with their parents shooting up is not on. maybe you're ok with that in Dublin, but having worked in Belfast for many years and seeing it first hand, its not how you bring people back into the town after the pandemic..

The problem needs to be addressed at source proper money put into rehabilitation and aftercare.. just putting them all together in hostels and hoping that it goes away won't work

Out the front of the McDonalds on Donegal place is madness this weather.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Baile Brigín 2 on June 23, 2022, 01:29:02 PM
There shouldn’t be hostels for drug/alcoholics in the centre of a busy Belfast centre

So where do they go? Residential areas?

I don't know, I'm not paid to look after this problem, what I do know is having drug addicts lying in the middle of shopping centers or high streets or out in front of the fast food places where kids are with their parents shooting up is not on. maybe you're ok with that in Dublin, but having worked in Belfast for many years and seeing it first hand, its not how you bring people back into the town after the pandemic..

The problem needs to be addressed at source proper money put into rehabilitation and aftercare.. just putting them all together in hostels and hoping that it goes away won't work

So if they aren't in the city they are in the suburbs. And there are a lot more kids there.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Milltown Row2 on June 23, 2022, 01:31:14 PM
Didn’t realise town centres are adult only
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 23, 2022, 01:59:46 PM
Saw your man from Mourne Seafood Bar on the TV last night complaining about drug use in Belfast outside his establishment. It felt like he just didn't want a hostel for vulnerable people beside his restaurant.

Neither would most of us.
Absolutely and I would feel mightily aggrieved if my business was there for years and these drop-in centres etc. were opened up beside me. That wee square has turned into a right kip (as has a lot of Belfast city centre) so I'm sure he, and other business owners, are wondering what they are getting for their hefty city centre business rates. Belfast is bogging.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: general_lee on June 23, 2022, 09:26:49 PM
https://www.newsletter.co.uk/business/consumer/a-triple-threat-to-the-hospitality-sector-warns-chief-executive-3739573

As expected

Colin Neill has the begging bowl out again

'Intervention is needed' he says.

 ::)

In 2021, in the middle of a pandemic, when hospitality was supposedly 'on it's knees', the Beannchor Group posted net profits of over 1.8million.

This represents a net margin of over 14% (gross margin over 80%)

Insane numbers.

Can't wait for 2022's accounts.
Probably a bit unfair to base this on one the biggest hospitality groups in Ireland (and when you break it down 1.8m isn’t that much across 20 odd outlets)

What were once two popular bar/restaurants near me are down to a 4 day week because it isn’t financially viable to open Monday-Wednesday. The cost of cooking oil, poultry, fish, fuel, fresh produce is continually going up. Colin Neill is insufferable but he’s just lobbying on behalf of his industry.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: haranguerer on June 24, 2022, 11:19:15 AM
He has come out with utter rubbish at various times that has been fact checked, so has zero credibility. Was all over the media with this gem lately

"Larne’s business rates on the main street are the same as Regent Street in London."
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Milltown Row2 on June 24, 2022, 12:38:35 PM
He has come out with utter rubbish at various times that has been fact checked, so has zero credibility. Was all over the media with this gem lately

"Larne’s business rates on the main street are the same as Regent Street in London."

Larne collectively would be still cheaper than one shop in Regent street
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Armagh18 on June 24, 2022, 12:42:05 PM
He has come out with utter rubbish at various times that has been fact checked, so has zero credibility. Was all over the media with this gem lately

"Larne’s business rates on the main street are the same as Regent Street in London."
Must be a few tough guys up round Larne charging big big protection money!
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: toby47 on June 27, 2022, 09:12:02 AM
Was in a bar in Belfast Friday evening. A pint and a packet of Tayto.

£7.60!!

Asked the barman was that correct he said Yeah -  £6.05 for the pint and £1.55 for a bag of Tayto.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: imtommygunn on June 27, 2022, 09:15:58 AM
What bar??
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Franko on June 27, 2022, 09:28:19 AM
https://www.newsletter.co.uk/business/consumer/a-triple-threat-to-the-hospitality-sector-warns-chief-executive-3739573

As expected

Colin Neill has the begging bowl out again

'Intervention is needed' he says.

 ::)

In 2021, in the middle of a pandemic, when hospitality was supposedly 'on it's knees', the Beannchor Group posted net profits of over 1.8million.

This represents a net margin of over 14% (gross margin over 80%)

Insane numbers.

Can't wait for 2022's accounts.
Probably a bit unfair to base this on one the biggest hospitality groups in Ireland (and when you break it down 1.8m isn’t that much across 20 odd outlets)

What were once two popular bar/restaurants near me are down to a 4 day week because it isn’t financially viable to open Monday-Wednesday. The cost of cooking oil, poultry, fish, fuel, fresh produce is continually going up. Colin Neill is insufferable but he’s just lobbying on behalf of his industry.

I've always said it - some small rural venues are struggling.  But there's no mention of targeted support.

The big Belfast cartels will be dipping their noses in the trough too, at the expense of the taxpayer.

And I don't agree that 1.8million is small fry across 20 outlets.  Total nonsense.

This figure was during the pandemic - when the industry was supposedly crippled???

Any business that can produce a 14% net margin, when it is 'crippled' is in no need of public handouts.

Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Rudi on June 27, 2022, 09:46:33 AM
Apologies for using this thread. Staying at the Gal gorm soon. Restaurant is booked out except for fine dining scutter. Anybody recommend a decent restaurant near by as in 15 miles. Good bar & grill type, ribs, steak etc. Dont want any bother with me big Taig head, if you know what I mean.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: thewobbler on June 27, 2022, 09:48:10 AM
Galgorm golf club is about a mile away.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Rudi on June 27, 2022, 09:49:41 AM
Galgorm golf club is about a mile away.

Thank you
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: marty34 on June 27, 2022, 09:56:14 AM
Apologies for using this thread. Staying at the Gal gorm soon. Restaurant is booked out except for fine dining scutter. Anybody recommend a decent restaurant near by as in 15 miles. Good bar & grill type, ribs, steak etc. Dont want any bother with me big Taig head, if you know what I mean.

Maybe The Wild Duck in Portglenone?

About 10 mins drive.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Rudi on June 27, 2022, 10:01:00 AM
Apologies for using this thread. Staying at the Gal gorm soon. Restaurant is booked out except for fine dining scutter. Anybody recommend a decent restaurant near by as in 15 miles. Good bar & grill type, ribs, steak etc. Dont want any bother with me big Taig head, if you know what I mean.

Maybe The Wild Duck in Portglenone?

About 10 mins drive.

That sounds good to, heard of Portglenone, never there. 2 birds & all that! Thanks
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: ONeill on June 27, 2022, 10:56:44 AM
Portglenone is a wonderful place to visit.

You can watch the monks power their electricity in the monastery with their own dung. It's a brilliant sight.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: God14 on June 27, 2022, 12:34:38 PM
Portglenone is a wonderful place to visit.

You can watch the monks power their electricity in the monastery with their own dung. It's a brilliant sight.

that made me laugh LOLOL
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Wildweasel74 on June 27, 2022, 04:51:15 PM
Great river walk down there too.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Silver hill on June 27, 2022, 05:24:07 PM
Go another 5 miles up the road to the Tap House in Bellaghy, just beside the Seamus Heaney Centre. Good food, decent portions, reasonably priced.
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Milltown Row2 on June 27, 2022, 10:30:12 PM
So due to head to friends holiday home near Dunfanaghy at the weekend, might be off now as unfortunately for her she’s tested positive for covid..

So was looking at other homes around that area, obviously some decent priced places, but came across one, 2 nights, 3 bedroom £2,120!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: clarshack on June 27, 2022, 10:55:18 PM
So due to head to friends holiday home near Dunfanaghy at the weekend, might be off now as unfortunately for her she’s tested positive for covid..

So was looking at other homes around that area, obviously some decent priced places, but came across one, 2 nights, 3 bedroom £2,120!!!  ;D

Surely nobody would pay that?
Title: Re: Price of a Pint
Post by: Milltown Row2 on June 27, 2022, 11:02:42 PM
So due to head to friends holiday home near Dunfanaghy at the weekend, might be off now as unfortunately for her she’s tested positive for covid..

So was looking at other homes around that area, obviously some decent priced places, but came across one, 2 nights, 3 bedroom £2,120!!!  ;D

Surely nobody would pay that?

I hope not, was on booking.com