out of town Wetherspoon pubs generally cheaper than city centres

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Found 11th Oct 2016
this is certainly true in Manchester. as today is steak club day, the club deal costs £8.99 or more in all city centre branches. in Rusholme a mile or so out of town (ford Maddox brown) it's £7.25 or less. many branches like Walkden and Eccles (Salford) are around £6.50. which is superb value for a 35-day aged Aberdeen Angus fresh (not frozen) steak, chips (or jacket ) , peas, mushroom, tomato, or salad. and a drink from a large selection.

but the point applies to most food items , drinks alcoholic and soft. go a bit out of town to save a lot.

some cities have one or two cheap branches. e.g. the lime kiln in Liverpool .

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Moved this to misc as it's more general information than an actual deal.

Rents and rates are a hell of a lot more in the cities so they charge more to offset the higher costs associated with inner city properties.

I've noticed this too, op. The same meal that I'd paid £4.25 for in Ashton, Warrington, Walkden and Chorley was £6.99 at the Castle in the Air at chill factor. I never knew wetherspoons did this, but, I suppose it makes business sense for them- higher running costs, etc, and any business will charge what they can get away with. Always good to know though

anyone who's ever been to a wetherspoons in an airport will know they charge about 3x as much as usual there haha. all depends on what they think you'll pay due to location

Dannyjoe_uk

anyone who's ever been to a wetherspoons in an airport will know they … anyone who's ever been to a wetherspoons in an airport will know they charge about 3x as much as usual there haha. all depends on what they think you'll pay due to location



True, like BHX.

The ones on the moon cost a fortune, can't think why!

Its actually more to do with whats competitive with other local establishments. Castle in the Air at chill factor was a very expensive pub build ( originally it was going to be called the castle in the sky ), it was originally planned as a Lloyd's bar with music (you can still see what was going to be the DJ booth). From a business perspective though it made alot more sense to concentrate on the food aspect and not drinking/nightclub due to the location (ie it's not practical to get home from late night if you can't drive or catch a lift). Across the way in the Trafford Centre itself is the Mardi Gras, when that opened they were told that the prices had to be above a certain level in order as to not be overly competitive to the other food establishments in the centre. I believe it was a condition of them actually getting the unit.
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