Cambridge home to some of the most expensive pints in the UK

This week, people have been able to sit indoors again at pubs, bars, restaurants and cafés.

For many with a local pub, it will be the first taste of some normality in many months.

While it may be a good feeling to be back at your favourite spot in the pub, what’s not such a good feeling is finding out that Cambridge actually is the third most expensive place in the entire country for a pint, according to research from money.co.uk.

We all know Cambridge isn’t cheap – but it’s not just housing prices it seems, as a pint in Cambridge will set you back on average more than one in Edinburgh, Brighton, or St Albans.

London comes in as the frontrunner when it comes to expensive pints, which is no surprise for anyone who has ever had a night out in the capital.

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In fact, a pint in the big smoke will set you back an average of £5, and at that rate you’re going to need to be saving for a while for your first lockdown night out.

Canterbury comes in second, at £4.80 per pint.

Then in third place is our beloved Cambridge, where the average pint will apparently cost you £4.65.

We’ve broken down the top five most expensive towns and cities for a pint below:

Town/City Avg pint price
1. London £5.00
2. Canterbury £4.80
3. Cambridge £4.65
4. Woking £4.50
4. St Albans £4.50
4. Sevenoaks £4.50
4. City of Edinburgh £4.50
4. Chichester £4.50
4. Bristol, City Of £4.50
4. Brighton and Hove £4.50
4. Belfast £4.50
5. Derry £4.35

On the other end of the list, Telford is the cheapest place to get a pint in the UK, at just £2!

This is followed by Hartlepool, £2.05, Scarborough, £2.10, and then Blackburn with Darwen, Salford, Stirling and Stockport all come in fourth at £2.30 a pint.

Just over the Hertfordshire border in fifth cheapest comes Stevenage, where a pint will set you back £2.50 on average.

So while Cambridge may be up there with the most expensive, when you’re drinking in pubs rich in history, such as The Eagle, full of charm, such as The Mill, or somewhere with a view like Six at The Varsity Hotel – you can kind of start to understand why, like many other things, Cambridge puts a premium on pints.

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