Manchester hotel charges Australian £55,000 for a beer

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Manchester hotel charges Australian £55,000 for a beer

Post by IceCube » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:42 pm

Complaints about the price of a pint are nothing new but an Australian journalist has more reason than most to gripe, after being charged more than £55,000 for a beer in a Manchester hotel.

Peter Lalor, who is the chief cricket writer and beer editor of the Australian newspaper, was charged the exorbitant sum for a bottle of Deuchars IPA at the Malmaison hotel, after a day watching the Ashes cricket series at Old Trafford.

“I decided I wanted one beer on the way home and dropped in because I have mates staying there,” he said.


“It looks like I’ve ordered the most expensive beer in history,” said Lalor. “It was good but not that good.”


Shoot, a fella could buy a car with that kind of money.


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