We're no strangers to the fact that the UK's drinking habits have become something of grandiose gossip, and with a brand new pub chain promoting rock bottom pint prices, we don't think that the debate is set to sizzle out any time soon.
First found in Stockton-on-Tees with their second venue having just opened in Manchester's very own Atherton, the Pound Pub openings have sparked serious questioning into the state of the UK's pubs. Are they so dying a breed that only price-wars can save them? Do we sacrifice tradition for the money market? With their chain offering pints from as little as £1.50, off of the Pound Pub advertisement just slightly, Pound Pub and landlord Dave Sutton have tried to reassure a dubious public that their venues 'don’t encourage people to get drunk'. Basic in its branding and interiors, offering guests no whimper of Sky Sports but toting some of the cheapest prices in town, Pound Pub believe that format this could help benefit a currently crippled industry.
But what do you think? Are Pound Pub admirable in their plight for a cheaper bevvie for all? Or are they tapping into the vulnerable? We're sitting here with our own questions too.