Thursday, 28 January 2016

A disparity that has me flummoxed!

Now can I say at the outset, I don't want to create a heated debate.

However, I still get a tad perplexed on the price of some keg beers. I don't mind paying a premium for a keg beer. But how the firkin heck do you get a disparity of £2.20 for the same keg beverage?

Let me explain. I reviewed a pub recently for a local newspaper. It was in Skipton. A Market Town Taverns establishment, namely, the Narrow Boat.

Okay, Skipton tends to be a tad pricey, in comparison to other towns in Yorkshire. However, how do you get a disparity of £2.20 for Beavertown, Gamma Ray?

The Gamma Ray priced at £3.50 is at a bar in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. It is fair to say they are two similar market towns for beer prices.

Okay, the bar in Hebden Bridge has perhaps got a good deal. But £2.20 disparity, in two similar towns in Yorkshire?

I'm flummoxed! Can someone explain. I would appreciate your comments, views, opinions etc. 


  1. Have you missed a bit of info out here?

  2. 3.50 for gamma ray? Bloody hell that's a bargain. I know cheap as chips places that might manage 4.30! Mtt though are never a bargain ( ace beer and wonderful staff in branchesim regular in but not a bargain) equally they aren't at same price point as say north bar or Brew dog. Difference in pricing usually comes down to using fixed percentage mark up vs either a variable percentage or fixed absolute amount. Hypothetical example bar one buys a beer at 1 quid a pint sells it at 3* that so 3 quid. Bar two is also happy with 2 quid profit on a pint and goes for same. Now both pubs are offered beer at 2 quid a pint. Fixed percentage mark up in bar one it's six quid bar two was happy with 2 quid profit doubts customers would buy it priced too high and goes for four quid a pint. second landlord then realises how slow it is selling as 4 too high for regulars and odd hipster visiting just buys a half,

  3. Sounds like they're selling it at cost price, make the most of their mistake!