BRITONS returning to pubs after months of drinking at home have been shocked at the cost of what they consider a single measure.
Punters asking for something they can feel behind the eyes, for Christ’s sake, have been shocked to hand over £40 for one drink and receive loose change in return.
Joe Turner visited his local and after the first drink, which he took back because he thought it was only Coke, asked the barman to ‘tip the bottle a bit’ and was billed £36.20.
He said: “Admittedly I have developed a bit of a taste for neat vodka, but even when I ordered a double it was basically an empty glass with a stain at the bottom.
“I showed him what a proper measure was – he was only young – and he goes to the till and it comes up as nigh-on 40 quid. My week’s drinking budget gone in two swallows.”
Landlord Tom Logan said: “We understand that some of our customers have become used to measures of spirits that don’t look like they’ve been squeezed out of an eye dropper.
“We are happy to oblige customers, however, with a range of payment plans for larger measures including the option of paying over 12 months.”