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That tantalising first trip to the pub post-lockdown will see Brits splash out on up to 13 pints of beer or six bottles of wine each, according to new research from money.co.uk.

With businesses due to start slowly opening their doors from Monday 12 April for outdoor use, hospitality spending is set to surge, as new research highlights Brits are set to spend 26% more than they would have done pre pandemic as pubs reopen.

The research has revealed that almost a quarter (23%) of over 18s are planning to hit the pub within the first six days of restrictions being lifted, and almost one in 10 on the very first day, even though it’s a Monday.

The people planning to hit the pub in the first three days (16%) are also anticipating spending £52.48 each - adding up to £447m between them by Thursday 15 April.

But that £52.48 can buy you very different amounts of alcohol depending on where you are planning to drink, with the cost of both beer2 and wine3 varying heavily across the UK.

Londoners draw the short straw due to the average beer costing a staggering £5.19 – meaning just 10 pints can be bought for your £52. Across the border in Wales, drinkers in Cardiff will be able to afford a whopping 15 pints, thanks to the average beer cost being just £3.43 a pint.

When it comes to wine, the story is remarkably different. In Cardiff, the price of red wine shoots up to £13 a bottle, meaning the £52 spend could buy 4 bottles. But in Birmingham red costs just £6 a bottle on average – letting you get 8 bottles for your £52.

(source: money.co.uk, image: pexels)