A PUBGOER was “knocked for six” after he was stung with a whopping £18.27 bill for two pints.
Sean Murphy forked out the cash for two glasses of Juice Forsyth IPA at Shilling Brewing Company in Glasgow this weekend.
Stunned by the whopping price, he shared the receipt on Twitter – sparking a debate over the price of the booze.
He wrote: “This still knocked me six at the weekend, when did this become acceptable in Glasgow? Great pints mind you.”
Naturally, it caused a divide between followers – with some horrified by the cost, but others blaming the customer’s choice of tipple.
One person, who shared the pub’s drink list wrote: “That’s no even the dearest one! Would fancy it being my round in there.”
Sean replied: “To be fair, we were about six pints deep before we even realised,” adding a laughing crying face.
Another wrote: “Sorry I’d have walked out, no pint is worth that, scandalous ripping off the public, places like that should be closed down.”
But not everyone was sympathetic, one user wrote: “Hops are really expensive and some of these craft beers take huge amounts of them as well as expensive malt”.
One spotted the pub had charged 87p, which according to Sean was the service charge they added to every round.
The price of a pint has shot up to £7 as some pubs as they hike costs in a bid to claw back lockdown losses.
One pub group told landlords customers wouldn’t notice a 40p per pint rise.
Pubs, restaurants and cafes were given the green light to reopen for outdoor dining from April 12 after the months-long lockdown closed their doors.
Indoor service returned on May 17, but a delay to the last stage of lockdown lifting has been another blow to the hospitality industry.
Thousands of pubs have closed permanently because of the coronavirus pandemic and the industry has lost billions over the past year.
Previously, a pub was caught selling pints at £13.40 – sparking outrage.
It left drinkers spluttering in disbelief. Some Twitter users called it “ridiculously marked up” and “hideously expensive”.
One added: “That may be the most expensive I’ve seen it.”
The Rake in London’s Borough Market charged customers the staggering price for its 8.2 per cent strength Cloudwater North West Double IPA beer.
And earlier this month a man claimed he “needed therapy” after he paid £54 for four portions of fish and chips in a London restaurant.
Les Jones, 83, from Yorkshire, was left reeling by the cost of food in the capital.
Vicar Gareth Jones said his dad wanted to treat their family to a chippy tea while visiting from up north.
But he was left horrified when he picked up the bill in Ilford, East London.
Gareth tweeted: “Dad wanted to buy fish and chips last night. We let him and he gave me his card to pay for them delivered.
“He’s now trying to access therapy as he’s realised 4 rounds of fish, chips and mushy peas cost him £54.
“Welcome to London, Yorkshireman.”