Price of soft drinks in pubs

alanthemanc
alanthemanc Bots Posts: 512
edited 13. Nov 2013, 09:55 in Community Chit-chat archive
I went to a doo over the weekend, and because I am on Tociflumab drips, I was on soft drinks all night.
The price of 1/2 a lemonade was an incredible £1.89p. gulp, I felt as though I had been mugged, sort of spoilt the night, I might not bother next time.

Comments

  • Airwave!
    Airwave! Member Posts: 2,431
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Its only a problem if you pay! Go to spoons and get a cuppa for a £1. I had a pint the other night for £1-89, I stayed for another, just to check the quality, of course.
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,279
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Alan that is awful..they have always ripped people off for soft drinks...like airwaves says you can get a cuppa in spoons for a £1...and two meals for £6 50... :D
  • Jennifer81
    Jennifer81 Member Posts: 30
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Pub I was in yesterday was £3 for a glass of diet coke! Shocking.

    I know another pub that has a minimum charge of £3 when the football is on so I am wondering if the pub I was in yesterday does the same.
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Yep £3-£4 for a glass of coke half filled with ice!


    Elizabeth
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,219
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Really it is bad considering alcohol is supposed to be bad for us :roll:

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    It ought to be cheaper :?

    love

    Toni xxx
  • villier
    villier Member Posts: 4,426
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    It is disgusting the amount of profit that is made on soft drinks, at the end of the day all it is is a little bit of syrup carbonated water and lots of ice x
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    The price of Drinks in pubs is extortionate and they wonder why pubs are closing by the day!! It's not just not being able to smoke it's the price of the drinks!!!
  • Airwave!
    Airwave! Member Posts: 2,431
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Its really our fault for paying up, vote with your wallet and go somewhere else, they'll soon change their tune.
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,230
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Just order tap water. They can't charge for that. Although, most pubs will give you free soda water if you're with others who are having beers etc.
  • Jennifer81
    Jennifer81 Member Posts: 30
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I fancied a diet coke rather than water and was prepared to pay over the odds. Even still , it is a rip off and you're right, if we keep paying for it they'll keep getting away with it.
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Soft drinks will always be slightly more expensive for the reason that they are not what pubs are about. The converse applies in restaurants where wines and beers are charged at extortionate prices whereas the softer ones are fairly reasonable. These are businesses which need to make profits as well as pay for their overheads and staff and this is one way to do that. I agree though, it is unjust. DD
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,219
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Never thought of that DD
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    Makes sense though and there was me thinking they were taking advantage of the designated drivers :oops:

    love

    Toni xx
  • Jennifer81
    Jennifer81 Member Posts: 30
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I know a pub in scotland where the cola and Irn bru is free!