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 )
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.