This London Pub Is Charging A Stonking £13.40 For A Pint

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We all know that London is expensive; we spend most of our days whinging and whining about it. But we’ve only just stopped tutting when we’re asked to pay £5 for a pint (and even that took a good few years to overcome).

Just to fuel the stereotype, The Rake in Borough Market is selling pints of Cloudwater’s North West Double IPA for £13.40. To put it into perspective, that’s about 3 times the price of the average London brew. The justification being that it’s a “smashing pint”.

It has caused a bit of a storm on Twitter, with one user claiming that “£7 quid is a very expensive pint of beer. £13.40 is bonkers, stark, raving, bonkers”. He is not wrong.

We’ll probably just avoid it and stick to our ordinary, not-so-smashing lager, but it’s always amusing to comment on the moments when London goes “ha, you already thought I was expensive, but TAKE THAT”.

 

🍦 In keeping with the ‘London is expensive’ theme, Selfridges have launched a £99 ice cream cone🍦

 

[Photo by Quentin Dr]

Georgie Hoole

Georgie Hoole

Georgie is Deputy Editor at Secret London. She loves a trendy café and is all too familiar with the extortionate price of a coffee in the capital. She enjoys the finer things in life (like red wine on a school night and eating Ben and Jerry's straight from the tub) and hasn't quite grasped the concept of adulthood yet.

1 comment

  1. It’s a Cloudwater Double IPA……..I bet at £13 a pint the pub is only making a tiny margin considering how amazing Cloudwater DIPA’s are…..as a comparison: In Brewdog Sheffield a year ago their DIPA v3 was selling for £5 per 330ml bottle – so nothing wrong with the pricing here just terrible journalism. Research the beer before you slay the pub for pricing it correctly.

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