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New figures shows that the area has some of the cheapest ale in the entire country

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: September 05, 2014

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NEW figures have revealed that Burton and South Derbyshire have some of the cheapest beer in the entire country.

Both areas are the third cheapest in the UK, with the average price of beer being £3.14.

The cheapest in the entire country was in Herefordshire at £3.03, and the most expensive was £3.79 in London.

The average price of a pint of beer is now £3.21 – a 3.4 per cent increase on last year – according to the latest edition of the Good Pub Guide.

The news comes after Chancellor George Osborne announced a beer duty cut for the second successive year back in March.

The 1p tax cut was announced during his Budget speech.

Burton MP Andrew Griffiths told the Mail: "This was a budget that was good for Burton breweries and pub companies."

Marston's, based in Shobnall Road, said the decision had allowed it to invest millions of pounds.

Managing director Richard Westwood said: "This news was far more than we had expected and we were delighted."

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