WETHERSPOONS charges punters up to £3 more for a burger and a pint depending on where you live … and the most expensive branch isn’t even in London.
Customers in Ilfracombe in Devon have to fork out £8.40 for the deal, while pub-goers in Wrexham, Wales, are charged just £5.40 even though it’s exactly the same the meal.
The cost of a burger and a pint deal caries depending on which Wetherspoons you go to
Using the app, we ordered a classic 6oz beef burger with chips and a pint of beer from 50 Wethersoons’ branches across the UK to see how prices vary across the country.
Over half of the pubs – 29 of them – charge £5.99 for the deal but some branches charge way above the odds.
Wetherspoons puts the price difference down to the varying cost of property around the country, where factors like rent and business rates push up costs.
Normally, prices in London are the most expensive which reflect sky-high property rates but that’s not the case with Wetherspoons.
Wetherspoons charges up to £3 more for your burger and beer at some branches
We’ve noticed that the branches that charge the most are ones furthest away from the pub-chain’s distribution centre in Daventry, in the Midlands.
A spokesperson pointed out that this has nothing to do with the pricing, but the second most expensive branches for the deal is in Perranporth, Cornwall, and London’s Leicester square where it will set you back £8.25.
Customers in Scotland don’t escape the mark up either – The Booking Office in Edinburgh charges £7.90 for the deal, which is still £2.60 more than the cheapest one.
Cardiff diners too are expected to pay above average at £6.85 making it the fifth most expensive branch we looked at.
On the flip side, residents in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria and Rochdale, Lancashire, pay just £5.80 for their meal which is only 40p more than the cheapest price.
The third cheapest Wetherspoons are in Westborough, Scarborough; Biggleswade in Bedforshire, Cralington in Northumberland and Goole, West Yorkshire where the meal costs below average at £5.90.
A spokesman for the chain, Eddie Gershon, told The Sun: “We have always been very transparent about the fact that prices will vary between Wetherspoons pubs on some products.
“So, for example, a meal and drink at one of our pubs in central London is likely be more expensive than at a Wetherspoons in Rhyl, north Wales.
“We believe that our prices are amongst the most competitive in the pub industry and offer excellent value for money for our customers.”
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How prices at Wetherspoons vary based on where you drink
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