The Famous 50 Pence Pint!

If you roll back the clock far enough you will be able to hear those naive words of “Betting Man Max” that beer only costs 50 pence a pint down Burley road. The Consul, of course, took on the bet and naturally Max lost – as he always did in matters of finance, education, entertainment, fine dining, culture but luckily not love. Kentucky always smiled at Max’s bold statements, but also picked up a free pint in the process. I notice now that the average price for a pint of beer in the UK is £2.59, and they say by the time the London Olympics arrives in 2012 it will be a fiver! The only person that these outrageous prices will not impact is Old Will who is still pondering his first round.