Londoners reveal the most they’ve ever paid for a drink in London with one person slamming the O2 and another spent £70 for a drink

Londoners are revealing the most money they’ve ever spent on a pint in the city and some of them are eye-watering. The capital is notorious for its prices and our pints are among the country’s priciest.

Taking to Reddit, one person asked “What’s the most you’ve paid for a pint of beer in London?” and the answers flooded in. “£7.95 at the O2,” one said, adding “I paid £5 for a beer at the top of the Shard – what great value I thought. Only for it to be A HALF!”

And others shared their own horror stories. One person paid “£10 for a 330ml bottle of Meantime Pale Ale from the Rivoli Bar at the Ritz” and another forked out “About £8.50 for a pint of Peroni at City Airport and £6.25 for a 330ml bottle of Heineken Zero at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen in St Pauls is arguably the worst I’ve seen though. Works out at £10.75 a pint, for non alcoholic Heineken.”

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One person spent £7.95 at the O2

“£11.40 in a bar near Chinatown, I s*** you not, was with a girl and didn’t want to look cheap or I’d have walked out,” another wrote. “One beer, one Long Island ice tea 24 quid, weirdly my first thought was I’m never telling my Granny she would have af***ing fit.” Another person reminded paying “About £15, but it was one of those boujee imported beers that had some dark chocolate flavor blah blah…” Yet another Londoner wrote “Got overcharged recently at a pub by mistake. Came to £200+ for three beers. So I guess like £70?”

It’s no secret that London’s pints are expensive – in fact, they’re the country’s priciest according to The Good Pub Guide. It’s actually so expensive that there’s only three places in the world with pricier pints. But with the current cost of living crisis wreaking havoc on the nation, experts have warned a pint could soon cost as much as £10.50. The country’s current inflation rate is 6.2 per cent according to the Bank of England.

And according to reporting from The Mirror , the average price for a pint in London will soar to £10.50 if inflation continues rising. Roberto Rivero, market analyst at Admirals, said: “Soaring energy prices, labor shortages and the rising cost of raw materials are pushing up input costs for businesses, which, in turn, is putting upward pressure on prices. Rising inflation should only be transitory until the economy is used to living with Covid-19 . However, things are likely to get worse before getting better. If inflation continues to rise at a faster rate than wages, then the price of a pint would be the least of our concerns.”

What’s the most you’ve ever paid for a pint? Let us know in the comments!

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