Pub goes back in time with prices

Pub-goers can enjoy a January Sale with a difference – at The Sweyn Forkbeard in Gainsborough.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 2nd January 2012, 9:30 am

Manager Tina Storey is serving a pint of real ale at 1992 prices at the pub in Silver Street from Tuesday 3rd January until Wednesday 11th January.

She is serving a pint of Greene King Ruddles Best Bitter for £1.29, as well as a pint of Carlsberg (£1.99), a bottle of Beck’s (£1.29) and a cup of coffee (79p).

According to the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the last time an average price of a pint of beer cost £1.29 was in 1992.

Tina said: “I’m sure my customers will welcome the reduction in prices, especially at the start of the year.”

“Department stores and shops hold their sales in January and I believe that given the choice of a trip to a sale at the shops or a sale at The Sweyn Forkbeard, most people would prefer a visit to the pub.”

She added: “As always, we will serve customers responsibly.”