As Cheltenham Festival, one of the biggest horse racing events in the UK gets underway this week (March 14-17), it doesn’t look like the price of a pint is dropping any time soon.
People heading to the races looking to try the copious amounts of alcohol on offer could be in for a shock due to the price of the ‘world’s most expensive pint of Guinness’, according to Lad Bible.
Online bookmaker Fitzdares has launched ‘Club Black Velvet’ which is currently available for £20 a pint.
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It’s been described as a ‘perfect blend’ of English sparkling wine and Irish stout – a 50:50 mix.
At the racecourse, it will be available in Fitzdares Club, while it will also be available at sister venues in the Cotswolds and London’s Belgravia throughout the week.
As reported by Lad Bible, Fitzdares CEO William Woodhams, said: “Every year there is more and more controversy around the cost of Guinness at the Cheltenham Festival and frankly we were bored of it.
“So, to gently rib the complainers and celebrate recent political manoeuvres we have created the world’s most expensive – and finest – pint of the black stuff with a mix of premium English sparkling wine and Guinness brewed in Dublin.
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“Isn’t it the perfect way to celebrate free trade between our two great nations and the Windsor protocol? The Irish visitors to Cheltenham can afford it with their strong currency. Yours for £20.”
Towards the end of last year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed The average price of a pint had increased by 9% compared to 2021.