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    Got charged £5 for a pint of cask Darkstar-green hop ipa 6.5 in the Wenlock last night.Got charges £5 for my second pint of it as well.Stunning beer but sad that a pub like the Wenlock which was known for reasonable priced beer resorts to this sort of pricing.Added to my boycott list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Got charged £5 for a pint of cask Darkstar-green hop ipa 6.5 in the Wenlock last night.Got charges £5 for my second pint of it as well.Stunning beer but sad that a pub like the Wenlock which was known for reasonable priced beer resorts to this sort of pricing.Added to my boycott list.
    Thats shocking, really like the pub and the beer, but that's out of order, paying £ 4.00 in my local( Hampshire) and have been told its £3.75 in The Partridge , Darkstars own pub in Sussex.
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    How much do they charge for ~4% ordinary bitter or for cooking lager? A fiver for 6.5% beer in central London isn't all that remarkable; if they are pricing on a percentage margin it's unlikely to be less if mainstream stuff is around the typical £3.50 - £4 mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Got charged £5 for a pint of cask Darkstar-green hop ipa 6.5 in the Wenlock last night.Got charges £5 for my second pint of it as well.Stunning beer but sad that a pub like the Wenlock which was known for reasonable priced beer resorts to this sort of pricing.Added to my boycott list.
    It was £3.80 at Cobbets in Dorking but could have been nearer £3.60 if I had remembered the CAMRA discount. I suspect yours was a lot better as mine was served from a cask on a warm day with no apparent cooling on it. I'm looking forward to seeing Dark Star adding to their estate. I believe they've got their eye on one in Hayward's Heath.
    Their is no reason why keykeg should be significantly dearer than cask other than sheer greed (aka marketing). .
    I don't have a boycott list for Central London as I try and boycott the entire area!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I'm looking forward to seeing Dark Star adding to their estate. I believe they've got their eye on one in Hayward's Heath.
    Ooh, that'd be good. It's been a while since the demise of the Stand-Up Inn at nearby Lindfield, and Haywards Heath could do with a decent pub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    It was £3.80 at Cobbets in Dorking but could have been nearer £3.60 if I had remembered the CAMRA discount. I suspect yours was a lot better as mine was served from a cask on a warm day with no apparent cooling on it. I'm looking forward to seeing Dark Star adding to their estate. I believe they've got their eye on one in Hayward's Heath.
    Their is no reason why keykeg should be significantly dearer than cask other than sheer greed (aka marketing). .
    I don't have a boycott list for Central London as I try and boycott the entire area!
    In case you misunderstood it was cask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDavies View Post
    How much do they charge for ~4% ordinary bitter or for cooking lager? A fiver for 6.5% beer in central London isn't all that remarkable; if they are pricing on a percentage margin it's unlikely to be less if mainstream stuff is around the typical £3.50 - £4 mark.
    There is only 13p extra duty on a pint of 6.5 compared with 4.0.THis is just a blatant rip-off probably because there is a limited supply of this beer.I can assure you £5 is not common around central London for cask beer and although I drink up there every week I cannot remember a £5 pint or even near it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    In case you misunderstood it was cask.
    Sorry, I didn't misunderstand, that was just a diversion onto another rip-off. London Fields in the E10 William is £2.75 on cask but £3.65 on keg.
    Is your duty assessment correct? I thought it was around 10p duty per pint for each 1% ABV. If the lowering of the duty has changed this then it hasn't been apparent in any pub I've been to. Some supermarket prices are lower than they were a couple of years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    Sorry, I didn't misunderstand, that was just a diversion onto another rip-off. London Fields in the E10 William is £2.75 on cask but £3.65 on keg.
    Is your duty assessment correct? I thought it was around 10p duty per pint for each 1% ABV. If the lowering of the duty has changed this then it hasn't been apparent in any pub I've been to. Some supermarket prices are lower than they were a couple of years ago.
    You are not far out .Its 18.37 pence per litre so just over 10p for each 1% but small brewers get a 50% reduction. So 21p for a 4% and 34p for a 6.5.According to my calculations

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    Thus 25p a pint extra on the difference between a 4% pint and a 6.5% pint. If you are working to a 66% margin, not unreasonable in central London unless you own the freehold that's 75p +VAT = 90p over the counter. OK not entirely accurate because you've probably got extra manufacturing costs for a stronger beer and conversely there's reclaimable VAT to offset. But I stand by my point that a 6.5% beer is likely to be quid a pint more than a 4% beer assuming a 66% GP.

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