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25-02-2012, 14:11
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I was in a pub earlier today where I was charged £3.01 for a pint of beer. Surely you would imagine someone in charge would look at that pricing – which presumably results from the rigid application of a mark-up formula – and realise how nonsensical it is. The extra costs in staff time and change handling must outweigh the tiny increase in revenue.

It makes no business sense nowadays to price beer in pubs at increments of less than 10p a pint. And, after the inevitable duty rises in the Budget, £3 for a pint of ordinary-strength beer in ordinary pubs will be that much more commonplace.

Pointless to name it, but both pub and beer were actually fine.

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