Pub-goer says he was ‘knocked for six’ after being charged £18 for TWO pints at a trendy Glasgow brewery – but others argue you pay for good quality ingredients

  • Sean Murphy visited Shilling Brewing Company on West George Street, Glasgow
  • Shocked after being slapped with £18.27 bill for two pints of Juice Forsyth IPAs
  • Some outraged at price but others thought reasonable due to IPA he chose 

A pub-goer has told how he was ‘knocked for six’ after being charged a whopping £18 for two pints in Scotland.

Sean Murphy took to Twitter to explain his shock after being slapped with a £18.27 bill for two Juice Forsyth IPAs at microbrewery and taproom Shilling Brewing Company on West George Street in Glasgow.

Sharing a snap of his receipt, he asked ‘when did this become acceptable?’ before adding: ‘Great pints mind you.’

It wasn’t long before the post received a very mixed response, with some outraged at the price Sean had paid for them, while others thought it seemed reasonable due to the specific IPA he selected.    

Pub-goer Sean Murphy has told how he was ‘knocked for six’ after being charged a whopping £18 for two pints at microbrewery and taproom Shilling Brewing Company (pictured) on West George Street in Glasgow, Scotland 

 Sean Murphy (pictured) took to Twitter to explain his shock at being slapped with a £18.27 bill for two Juice Forsyth IPAs at microbrewery and taproom Shilling Brewing Company on West George Street in Glasgow

Some eagle-eyed social media users spotted the microbrewery had charged 87p, which Sean said was the service charge added to each round (pictured)

The website online prices the Juice Forsyth IPA at £2.90 for 1/3 pint, £4.35 for 1/2 pint and £5.80 for 2/3 pint.  

‘Sorry I’d have walked out, no pint is worth that, scandalous ripping off the public, places like that should be closed down,’ wrote one, while a second simply penned: ‘FFS – that’s ridiculous!!’

A third added: ‘I don’t care how good the pint was that is unacceptable. I hope people vote with their feet and avoid places that are overpricing their products,’ while a fourth agreed: ‘People need to start boycotting places like this and tell the bars why.’

Another who shared the rest of the drink list noted: ‘That’s not even the dearest one! Wouldn’t fancy it being my round in there.’ 

Sharing a snap of his receipt, Sean asked ‘when did this become acceptable?’ in Glasow, before adding: ‘Great pints mind you’ (pictured)

One disgruntled social media user penned: ‘Sorry I’d have walked out, no pint is worth that, scandalous ripping off the public’ (pictured)

Sean responded: ‘To be fair, we were about 6 pints deep before we even realised.’ 

However, others defended the price of the IPA due to its renowned quality and the extortionate price of the hops. 

‘Hops are really expensive and some of these craft beers take huge amounts of them as well as expensive malts, surely it didn’t taste like T. It’s even worse when they’re imported or sours that take months to ferment in casks,’ wrote one.

A second penned: ‘It’s £4.20 for a 440ml can in an off license, that equates to around £5.40 a pint so an extra £2 on top sounds reasonable.’ 

Taking to the comments section, one person defended the price and penned: ‘Hops are really expensive and some of these craft beers take huge amounts of them as well as expensive malts’ (pictured)

‘Compare it to say Tennent’s lager, roughly £1 for a 440ml can so about £1.30 for a pint, plus £2 = £3.30. Good beer needs good ingredients, which cost more.’ 

In response to one person asking whether the prices were hidden, Sean replied: ‘There’s no prices listed for pints as they sell it in 1/3 or 2/3 pints.’

‘If I knew how expensive it was I would have still ordered but it was more the shock of not realising and also the 5% service charge that I had issues with. As I said before the beer was worth the money.’  

Meanwhile, some eagle-eyed social media users spotted the microbrewery had charged 87p, which Sean said was the service charge added to each round.

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