18 December, 2010
Hope springs eternal
And then the bubble burst as he reached into the other pocket of the ticket wallet and drew out a credit card.
Back in the real world, I notice the £4 pint is beginning to gain an irreversible foothold in normal boozers in central London. I can more-or-less accept The Maple Leaf asking £4.10 a pint for draught Sleeman's (IPA or Honey Brown, highly recommended) as they are low-volume imports from across the seas, but when I ordered a pint of Budvar in The Salisbury on St Martin's Lane, I found myself staring at the lonely £1 coin change in my hand in mortified disbelief.
Ah, well. As Kilgore Trout would say, so it goes.
A bottle of Becks in another Wetherspoons pub behind Selfridges: 3.55
A bottle of Becks in the NFI bar on the Southbank:4.50
All bottles same size. Did not purchase the last one:clocked price in advance!!