Typical Pub Meal in London… How Much Does it Cost?

Posted on 02. Apr, 2010 by in Destinations, Europe Travel, Travel Tips, United Kingdom

There are many ways to experience London on the cheap note and one of these ways is to eat several of your meals in pubs (for the benefit of the trip, please don’t check on your cholesterol).

Traditional fish & chips by Arne Handt

Here’s how much you can expect to pay in a typical London pub.

  • Beer/cider: Anywhere from £2 to £5, depending on if you order local or imported brews.
  • Wine: Don’t expect a large selection in the average pub. Most glasses range at around £4.
  • Spirit: Not very popular in the pub scene. Don’t expect to pay under £5 but do expect to be pretty much sober.
  • Breakfast: Full English breakfast will sell anywhere between £5 and £10, depending on the touristy level of the area.
  • Lunch and dinner: Many pubs tend to have a 2 for 1 offer or a special £5 menu with the regulars (fish and chips, shepherds pie, jacket potato, etc.). However, many high street pubs don’t offer that kind of special and sell their regulars at around £10 each for the same size.

They key is to wander around the non-touristic areas. Don’t chose a pub just because of its convenience - there are dozens of other pubs within walking distance that could have a better quality/price rate.

My two favorites: The Court and The Earl of Camden.

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