Portsmouth pub pints 'among UK’s most expensive' – but still cheaper than London

PINTS in Portsmouth are among some of the most expensive in the country, according to new analysis from a tourist rental specialist.

Thirsty punters in the city look to pay £4.10 on average to enjoy a pint of beer, according to holiday firm Holidu.

The steep price puts Portsmouth as the fifth most expensive out of 30 cities, with London pints costing the most at £4.50 on average.

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Inverness came in as the UK destination for the cheapest booze, with the average pint priced at just £3.10.

But Portsmouth prices were found to vary by more than £2 depending on the type of boozer, with the average cost of the cheapest la ger in top rated pubs costing £4.60 – but just £2.30 in the city’s JD Wetherspoon venues.

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A spokesman from Holidu said: ‘As specialists in holiday rentals, we know first hand how important price is for most people when choosing a holiday destination, both in terms of transport and accommodation.

‘Understanding the cost of goods and products on the ground is also fundamental – there’s no worse feeling than arriving at your destination and discovering things are more expensive than expected. A cold pint of beer on holiday is a wonderful thing, but it might leave you with a bad taste in your mouth if it costs the earth.’

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Portsmouth also proved to be one of the most expensive places to enjoy a pub beer. The city’s pints were found to be more costly than those pulled in Dublin, Tokyo, or San Francisco.

Prague was found to be the best destination for beer drinkers on a budget – with pints costing just £1.50.