What does the £8 pint mean for socialising in the UK?
21 Jul 2022
What does the £8 pint mean for socialising in the UK?

The average price of a pint has skyrocketed since the 2008 financial crash, exacerbated by Brexit, inflation, and the war in Ukraine. But what does the dawn of the £8 pint mean for the great British pub? And how will people socialise in the midst of a cost of living crisis?

Robin Hewings

Robin Hewings is the programme director of the Campaign to End Loneliness. Before leading the Campaign, he worked on the organisation’s policy and research, directing programmes of work on the response to the pandemic on loneliness, the psychology of loneliness, and refreshing the Promising Approaches framework.

Tom Stainer

Tom Stainer is the chief executive of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). He has worked there since 2006. His background is in journalism and he has previously worked on pub-trade publication The Morning Advertiser and was editor of the Morning Advertiser Scotland before being hired by CAMRA as editor of its membership publication What’s Brewing.

Sophie McKay

Sophie McKay is a writer and journalist. She writes about issues including tech, social and political issues and the arts. She’s written for publications including iD and Novara Media.