Irish News of the World
February 8th, 2009
What happens when the price of my pint goes up after 11.30pm?
We’ve all noticed when we’re on a night out when suddenly the price of our pint goes from €5.50 to €6.30 or more after 11.30pm. But what can actually we do?
Short answer is not a whole lot unfortunately. You could go elsewhere, but so many pubs are doing this now, you might not be able to avoid this blatant rip off tactic.
If you’re really bothered, the best you can do is try to get your own back on the greedy landlords. Legally, pubs are obliged to display their prices so that they’re visible from the street, or immediately inside the door. If you notice that the price has changed during the night, you could check the price list to see if the prices match.
If the price of the pint is different to the price list, you can report the pub to the National Consumer Agency for breaching pricing regulations. Ridiculously though, fines for breaking these regulations can only go up to €300.