The Good Pub Guide 2015 has released details of the cheapest and most expensive price for a pint in pubs across the UK. They found that the cheapest pint was in Herefordshire and the most expensive in London with a differential of 76 pence per pint. The average price of a pint of beer in Britain is £3.31 up from £3.20 last year.
The Guide also found that the growing wave of pubs brewing their own beer were typically 45 pence less than the local average.
The winner of the Good Pub Guide Pub of the Year was the Rose & Crown at Snettisham, Norfolk : Certain pubs stand out over the
year as places that are truly special, featuring again and again in readers’ reports. The Rose & Crown at Snettisham prompted rave comments from readers: ‘a seamless and enjoyable experience’, ‘constantly impressed’, ‘unquestionably good’, ‘quite frankly, this shows other pubs how things should be done’.
According to editors Alisdair Aird and Fiona Stapley, after years of doom and gloom, the pub scene is finally booming. They comment: ‘The pub scene has changed utterly from the days of decrepit boozers with dull beer and freezer-pack food to a thriving industry that’s now finding ingenious ways of pleasing millions of new customers. And this transformation has taken place against a background of hard economic times that have driven many less alert pub businesses to the wall. Although around 28 pubs are closing a week (about half the number that closed a couple of years ago), many of them are being re-opened by visionary and energetic new licensees. It is the success of these pubs that has definitely led to a new mood of forward-looking confidence in the pub world.’