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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    It was on at The Pembroke during our crawl, maybe still, so if you're out that way...
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    " people outraged that the pub, which already charges the steep London price of £6.40 for a pint, was demanding an extra "
    https://www.squaremeal.co.uk/restaur...fter-10pm_9595
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wittenden View Post
    https://imbibe.com/news/bitter-is-back/ Hasn't been gone, for those of us not in the bubble.
    Aha - I was wondering about this the other day, as on my recent trip to The Knott there were two bitters on cask by Cloudwater and Wander Beyond, both modern breweries that you would be more inclined to associate with IPA and stout beer styles (and usually strong ones). I tried both and would say the Wander Beyond one was fairly middle of the road for its style, the Cloudwater one was better. However, tastes may vary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    " people outraged that the pub, which already charges the steep London price of £6.40 for a pint, was demanding an extra "
    https://www.squaremeal.co.uk/restaur...fter-10pm_9595
    The article suggests this to be a result of the Late Night Levy, that would not surprise me, an obvious if unintended consequence (or is it unintended?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealAleRobUK View Post
    Aha - I was wondering about this the other day, as on my recent trip to The Knott there were two bitters on cask by Cloudwater and Wander Beyond, both modern breweries that you would be more inclined to associate with IPA and stout beer styles (and usually strong ones). I tried both and would say the Wander Beyond one was fairly middle of the road for its style, the Cloudwater one was better. However, tastes may vary.
    Tried the Cloudwater one last summer, it was excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Tried the Cloudwater one last summer, it was excellent.
    This one was called It's Not Over. Was yours the same one? I had another of theirs, A•W18 One-Off ESB back in December 2018, which was also decent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    The article suggests this to be a result of the Late Night Levy, that would not surprise me, an obvious if unintended consequence (or is it unintended?).
    The pub is in prime Jack the Ripper territory. Perhaps the pub should be known as the Jack the Rip-Off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealAleRobUK View Post
    This one was called It's Not Over. Was yours the same one? I had another of theirs, A•W18 One-Off ESB back in December 2018, which was also decent.
    No mine was the One -Off ESB , very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    The article suggests this to be a result of the Late Night Levy, that would not surprise me, an obvious if unintended consequence (or is it unintended?).
    There's no justification for this at all. The levy only affects pubs open after midnight and this one is open until 01:00 for only three nights a week. If they don't like it they can close at midnight on those nights. I believe this is what JDW did in Islington. Judging by their prices they aren't shy about ripping punters off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    Judging by their prices they aren't shy about ripping punters off.
    The £6.40 beer in question was Pacific Pale, brewed by Stone & Wood Brewery of Byron Bay, Australia. Given that this has been shipped halfway around the world, it's perhaps not as outrageously priced as the tweet and article would lead us to believe. I had a pint of Truman's cask ale in there a few months ago for £4.70, which is fairly competitive for the area.
    Having said all that, adding a 65p 'late-night' surcharge to each pint purchased at 22:05 in the evening, is pretty shocking.

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