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Lack of Real Ale in Ireland: 1986 7 years 7 months ago #7

"TheBeerNut":822bah69 wrote: You're not really comparing like with like, though. I'm fairly sure you can get a pint for under £1.90 in non-London Wetherspoons. And that's not allowing for excise duty rises.[/quote:822bah69]
Only last week in Derry (scoping out the Bushmills casks) Wetherspoons had a range of beers on sale - some were indeed £1-90 a pint ( and spot on as well )

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Lack of Real Ale in Ireland: 1986 7 years 7 months ago #8

"TheBeerNut":246mfhja wrote: Eight years later I was working in a nightclub near Armagh where a half-pint bottle of Tennent's was 70p. A pint in a pub in town was £1.35.[/quote:246mfhja]

That same year, The Stables at University of Limerick was charging £1.40 for a pint of Guinness.

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Lack of Real Ale in Ireland: 1986 7 years 7 months ago #9

&quot;KeeganAles&quot;:h50lqzyw wrote: £1.40 for a pint of Guinness.[/quote:h50lqzyw]Which was about £1.38 in real money <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P -->

I doubt you would have got that in Dublin. By the summer of 1996 the Dublin pub I worked in charged £2.10 for Guinness and £2.35 for lager.

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Lack of Real Ale in Ireland: 1986 7 years 7 months ago #10

&quot;TheBeerNut&quot;:1apy6s17 wrote: I doubt you would have got that in Dublin. By the summer of 1996 the Dublin pub I worked in charged £2.10 for Guinness and £2.35 for lager.[/quote:1apy6s17]

And a week before the euro changeover, I got 20p back from a fiver for two pints in Ryan's Beggars Bush. Though they were (and still are) unusually cheap...

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Lack of Real Ale in Ireland: 1986 7 years 7 months ago #11

Meanwhile, in January 2002, the new Ron Black's on Dawson Street was charging €5.10 (£4.02) for a pint of Stella Artois. As I recall the publicans, en masse, refused to sign up to the government's fair pricing certification scheme during the changeover. Lest we forget.

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Lack of Real Ale in Ireland: 1986 7 years 7 months ago #12

It's like "reeling in the years" on here sometimes <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D -->

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