Wetherspoons hike cost of pint across all UK pubs in yet another blow for Brits

Pub giant Wetherspoons has hiked up the price of a pint with boozy Brits forced to pay up to 10p more per drink.

Most of its UK locations will see the cost increase with Londoners set to be the hardest hit with an extra 20p added to the cost of a tipple in the capital.

The move came in at the start of March and means the price has increased by two percent in most areas and four percent in London.

But Wetherspoons insisted its prices were still fair and a spokesperson told Somerset Live: “Occasionally Wetherspoons does increase the price of its drinks.

“We always aim to keep our prices as competitive as possible. We believe that our drinks offer still represents great value for money."

But it isn’t all bad news for punters looking to save a few quid – the price of steak and curry club deals has been slashed by up to £1.60 as part of an offer on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

It comes following other major recent changes at the much-loved boozer, with Russian beer removed from the menu in a show of support for Ukraine following Putin’s bloody invasion.

In November, the pub also announced it would no longer sell pints of John Smiths and Strongbow.

The company ended its 41-year partnership with Heineken to sign with Budweiser Brewing Group as its new biggest supplier.

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It saw drinks including Budweiser, Stella Artois, Corona, Leffe Blonde and Bud Light becoming available at all its pubs across Britain.

But pints aren’t the only cost on the rise throughout the UK and Brits have also been hit with huge hikes in fuel and energy bill prices.

Inflation could hit a whopping seven percent this year with millions of people facing higher bills for food, clothes and other living costs.

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