This Old Street Pub Is Charging A Whopping £22.50 For A Pint

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Better hope it isn’t your round when someone orders this…

Last year, we told you about a pub in Borough Market that was charging £13.40 for a pint of beer. Whilst there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth about this, we hoped it was simply a high-water mark, a sure sign that things couldn’t get worse. Guess what? They have.

As the Metro first reported, the Old Street branch of The Craft Beer Co are stocking Speedway Stout, a US craft brew from the AleSmith Brewing Company. For the pleasure of imbibing this pint, all you have to do is fork over £22.50 of your hard-earned. Nope, that’s not a typo. This has officially become London’s most expensive pint.

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The offending beer. Photo: @alesmithbrewing

The Speedway Stout is made with Hawaiian coffee, coconut flakes, and vanilla beans, and pairs very nicely with a side of frivolous decadence. Considering it’s more expensive than some flights to Europe, you’ll want to be sure before you order it. It’s 12% ABV, and if you don’t think you can handle a full pint, you can pick up a third for a much more reasonable £7.50. Face it, London: it’s only a matter of time before a £30 pint arrives…

Alex Landon

Alex Landon

Although Alex spent most of his life in Somerset and Durham, London is (almost) in his name, so he relocated to the capital and fell in love with it. Now going by the moniker 'Secret Landon', you'll find him eating all of London's street food, lost in a bookshop, or shouting at his beloved ice hockey team, the Minnesota Wild.