A loss of more than 130 euros: in the United Kingdom, a study reveals that pints of beer and glasses of wine are not filled enough

A loss of more than 130 euros: in the United Kingdom, a study reveals that pints of beer and glasses of wine are not filled enough
A loss of more than 130 euros: in the United Kingdom, a study reveals that pints of beer and glasses of wine are not filled enough

The damage would amount to more than 130 euros. In the United Kingdom, a study revealed this Friday, May 24, 2024, that 70% of glasses of alcohol served across the country were not sufficiently filled.

Stingy, English bartenders? Across the Channel, 70% of glasses of alcohol served in the country are not filled as required, reveals a survey, published this Friday. In total, this damage would cost regular drinkers more than €130.

In the hands of drinkers it would be missing 4% liquid for a pint of beer and 5% for a glass of wine. This is what investigators from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, a consumer protection organization, found. Of the 137 orders placed by the NGO across the country, 96 had insufficiently filled glasses.
The record is held by a Walsall bar which served less than 15 centiliters of wine, for a drink around €4. It was therefore missing 15% of what had been settled for the consumer, the largest deficit noted by the Chartered Trading Institute. On these missing centiliters,The damage represents 90 to 130 euros per consumer.

35% of respondents believe that they do not get value for their money

The subject could make you laugh, yet associations and consumers are outraged. Noticing the lack of drink in each of his orders, Chris, a resident of north London who regularly frequents pubs to watch matches between friends, was outraged at France Info: “I feel robbed! I go to check every time I get a pint and God knows I drink it over the course of a year.” In total, almost 35% of those surveyed by the investigators judged that their glasses had not been filled enough.

The price of lager beer increases by 5.6%

With an increase of 5.6% for lager, in the United Kingdom, according to official figures from the Office for National Statistics, “Affording to go out drinking isn’t easy and you should get what you pay for, argued Jess Philips, Labor MP for Birmighan Yardley. It’s great to see the Chartered Trading Standards Institute’s campaign raising awareness of this issue.”

“Anything missing, ask the bartender for an immediate top-up. Staff must comply and respond to this request. If you get a negative response when doing this, you can report the incident.”encouraged the Campaign for real ale, a consumer protection association.

In the first week of Christmas alone in 2023, 35.9 million pints were sold in the UK. “These unserved centiliters represent more than 7 million euros in damage to consumersand in just one week”, investigators revealed. Per year, the figure would rise to 315 million losses for consumers.

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