PRICE hikes have hit the popular pub chain Wetherspoons and customers will now pay more for their beer and bites.
Prices have gone up by 7.5 per cent – adding up to 29p for a pint and 75p on food.
The Sun revealed the price increases after visiting the Wetherspoons at the Oxted Inn branch in Surrey.
However, just note that pub prices will likely vary across the country.
Among the price differences were favourite tipples up by seven per cent, with a pint of Carlsberg up from £2.39 to £2.57, Stella from £3.35 to £3.60 and Leffe from £3.85 to £4.14.
Popular meal deals have also increased.
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A large breakfast has risen from £5.90 to £6.34 while a cup of tea or coffee rose from £1.35 to £1.45.
Deli deals will also set you back as they have risen from £4.29 to £4.90.
Prices for small plates have also increased like the Chicken Breast Bites originally £4.10 increased up to £5.40.
The 10-piece chicken wings rose from £4.80 to £5.99.
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The surges shouldn't be too shocking as the popular chain hinted at price hikes during its January trading update to investors.
Plus, it’s the second time in less than a year that prices have risen.
In November, it increased costs in 15 central London pubs – which was said to be a direct result of inflation.
A Wetherspoon spokesman said: “Most businesses in the hospitality industry have had to deal with big price increases in the past year or two.
“We have tried to keep our prices competitive, bearing in mind that customers have suffered from inflation too."
The price spikes come after the chain recently closed 10 pubs and put even more up for sale.
Among these, the Edmund Halley branch in Lewisham, London, and The Postal Order in Worcester closed last year, while the Willow Grove in Southport is set to shutter no later than April.
Some of the 39 pubs currently up for sale are Durham – Water House, Bournemouth – Christopher Creeke, Halifax – Percy Shaw, and West Bromwich – Billiard Hall.
A list of price increases
- Tea and coffee – from £1.35 to £1.45
- Large breakfast – from £5.90 to £6.34
- Fish and Chips with alcoholic drink – from £9.90 to £10.65
- Ultimate burger with alcoholic drink – from £9.85 to £10.59
- British Steak & Kidney Pudding with soft drink – from £5.55 to £7.63
- 6oz Burgers with alcoholic drink – from £7.95 to £8.55
- Vegetable Burger – from £5.75 to £6.29
- Steak club with alcoholic drink – £9.55 to £10.27
- Curry club with alcoholic drink – from £8.55 to £9.19
- Chicken Tikka Masala with alcoholic drink – from £9.70 to £10.43
- Bowl of chips – from £3.65 to £3.75
- Carrot cake – from £2.25 to £2.49
- Warm Chocolate Fudge Cake with Ice Cream – from £4.10 to £4.55
- Bud Light – from £2.10 to £2.26
- Carlsberg – from £2.39 to £2.57
- Coors – from £3.19 to £3.43
- Carling – from £3.19 to £3.43
- Beefeater Gin – from £226 to £360
- Budweiser – from £3.25 to £3.49
- Guinness – from £2.99 to £3.21
- Stella – from £3.35 to £3.60
- Corona – from £3.45 to £3.71
- San Miguel – from £3.45 to £3.71
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