I mostly just drink cask beer but pub prices in general seem to have risen sharply over the last 18 months or so. Until then £3.80/£3.90 a pint seemed to be about par for mainstream boozers. In January last year the Cherry Tree whacked it up from £3.80 to £4.20 in one go. Shortly afterwards the EDT put theirs up to £4.20. This was just before we got kicked out of Champion Hill and I recall Meadow put the clubhouse price up to £4.20 and someone who queried it was told "that's what you pay down Lordship Lane". This year £4.50 seems to be the norm. I haven't been in any of the pubs in East Dulwich since the end of last season but I paid £4.70 for a pint of Hophead, a standard session ale, in the Blacksmith's Arms at Rotherhithe a few days ago. That's pretty steep in my view.That seems like a huge jump in prices! As someone who doesn’t drink how does that compare to other local pub prices?
I can only speak for pints of Estrella and Revisionist, cos thats what i drink. The prices of the others didnt look too dissimilar to be honest, and the small cans of Estella are still £3 each, which isnt too bad.I've gone off at a bit of a tangent from the initial question of exactly why some of the beers in the clubhouse are £1 a pint more than last season. Have they all gone up, or is it just those that were cheapest?
I would have said he saw the bar was Jess busy & realised he had yo do something... I’m not really going to pat someone on the back for having realised hefty increases in prices were wrong...
It's a long time since I was head barman in a pub but the percentage profit margin on post-mix soft drinks on tap was far higher than on any draught beer. It's basically a concentrated syrup mixed with carbonated water as it's poured, and the wholesale cost equated to a few pennies per pint. Apart from installing and maintaining the dispensing equipment it was also far more profitable than bottled soft drinks.I would never drink Pepsi Max as artificial sweetener is ugh but the profit margin on it should be the same as on lager (whatever that may be) in my opinion, and it may well be as far as I know.
If pepsi max is £2.50 and estrella is £3. Seems fine to me.Pepsi Max pint £2.50 (£3 at EDT)
Estrella Pint £4.50 (£3 here in deal)
No business that I can think of applies the same margin to everything they sell. I'll leave particular part of the discussion for now if that's ok?
When the bar is very quiet, we waste more than we sell. Now the season is underway, it should be on every day. Expect it to be on from Tuesday.well , i like your pricing policy on real ale , but i'd also like to know your availability policy . none available today , or last sunday .