The price of the average pint is already edging ever closer to the £5 mark but things could be about to get a whole lot worse for UK pub dweller.
Because according to a fresh warning from the world’s biggest beer company, the price of a pint of beer in the UK is about to go up even further.
Anheuser-Busch Inbev has warned that rising inflation is likely to have a knock-on effect on the price of a pint. In fact, beer prices could “shoot up” over the next couple of years.
Jason Warner, AB InBev’s president for northern Europe, issued the warning in an interview with the Sunday Telegraph.
“There has to be an increase,” he said.
“We are starting to see the real inflation rate of the UK coming through and for our retail partners they will see it across all categories.”
The message echoes similar concerns, issued in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, which indicated that Brexit would result in an increase in beer prices across the UK.
Londoners won’t be the only ones affected either, with price increases expected across the country as the Pound continues to struggle in the wake of Brexit.
While those prices are also expected to rise, they will remain among the cheapest for those visiting the pub.
The most likely effect of the price increase, however, is fewer people going to the pub for a drink and more simply heading home and hosting guests with cheaper, supermarket-bought booze.