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Should pubs be running cheap beer January sales?

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 02, 2014

The Water Poet

The Water Poet

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Wetherspoons pubs The Water Poet and The Regal are staging January sales.

The cut-price pub chain is offering meals from £2.99, coffee from 79p a cup until January 23.

It is also selling beer from £1.99 a pint and lager from £2.49 a pint.

Do you agree with the move - is it canny business sense or an attempt to thwart people trying to cut out alcohol for a 'dry January'?

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  • The_Selector  |  January 02 2014, 5:34PM

    I thank you Willow_Wisp!

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  • Willow_Wisp  |  January 02 2014, 4:16PM

    The-Selector - I was about to type my own thoughts when I realised you had just about nailed it yourself. Nice one.

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  • The_Selector  |  January 02 2014, 3:22PM

    Wetherspoon's in "business trying to make money" shocker! I really don't see a problem with this. After the busier festive period, they are just trying to give business a boost during the January lull. If you don't like Wetherspoon's fine, don't drink there, but plenty will, and that's why they will continue to buck the trend of pubs shutting their doors. As for hampering the efforts of people wishing to have a 'dry' January, if knocking a few bob off the price of a pint will tempt people into drinking, then I would suggest that they wouldn't be able to abstain for a month anyway.

    Rate   12
  • toadhall99  |  January 02 2014, 1:02PM

    Yes it does read like a FREE advert for the pub

    Rate   4
  • honslknjklyt  |  January 02 2014, 12:35PM

    Hard to tell if this is a criticism or a sponsored advert? coffee at 79p!!!

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  • GlosAnarchy  |  January 02 2014, 10:29AM

    Dollar = * Pound = £ Euro = €

    Rate   -1
  • GlosAnarchy  |  January 02 2014, 10:27AM

    Why remove the * (dollar sign)?

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  • GlosAnarchy  |  January 02 2014, 10:26AM

    cosmicc - would have to agree, they just seam to be after market share, they in the main don't use local companies or suppliers they just use central distribution taking most of the money out of the city. The smaller pubs probably put more into the community in the way of purchasing and wages than the soulless cut price bear supermarket that JD Wither*poons is!

    Rate   -9
  • cosmicc  |  January 02 2014, 9:18AM

    Spoons ? No serious drinker would set foot inside the place.

    Rate   -8