Where to get the cheapest pub pints in Sussex for Brighton vs Chelsea Premier League opener

As the Premier League kicks off this weekend, Brighton and Hve Albion fans will be trading in their stadium seats for a seat in their local pub.

Friday, 11th September 2020, 1:23 pm
Brighton and Hove Albion

But, depending on where you’re watching, you could be spending almost 50% more for a pint, according to new research.

The UK’s leading savings website, www.vouchercodes.co.uk/ analysed prices for the cheapest draft pints of lager and cider across Sussex pubs and finds that depending on your local, you could be paying up to 46% more to have a drink as you watch the action unfold.

Researching 10 pubs across the county that are broadcasting the Brighton vs. Chelsea game on Monday, The Claremont in Bognor Regis is selling the cheapest pint of lager for just £3.20.

In Brighton, fans heading to The Font can grab a pint for under £4, with Carling being the cheapest lager option at the Union Street pub – 31% cheaper than the priciest pints of those analysed.

Price of pints at 10 locations in Sussex:

Brighton: The Font Carling - £3.90, Strongbow - £4.15; Hove: Blind Busker: Fosters - £4.50, Strongbow - £4.50; Chichester: Old Cross Fosters - £3.95, Strongbow - £4.00; Bognor Regis: The Claremont - Kaltenberg - £3.20, Strongbow - £3.70;

Worthing: The Alexandra- Fosters - £4.00, Symonds - £4.30. Littlehampton: The Locomotive - Carling - £3.80, Strongbow - £4.00;

Midhurst: The Wheatsheaf - Fosters - £4.20, Stowford Press - £4.20; Horsham: The Bedford - Amstel - £5.10, Magners - £5.20;

Burgess Hill: The Watermill Inn - Fosters - £3.95, Strongbow - £4.15; Haywords Health: The Heath - Fosters - £4.20, Strongbow - £4.00.

For the cider fans out there, 70% of pubs analysed offer Strongbow as their cheapest draught pint with prices varying by up to 20% depending on your chosen watering hole.

Blind Busker in Hove charges £4.50 for a draught pint of Strongbow, whereas lucky Bognor Regis residents can watch the game with the same drink for just £3.70.

Anita Naik, Lifestyle Editor at VoucherCodes.co.uk, said: “Many football fans will be left feeling disappointed that they’re unable to see their teams play in the flesh at the start of the season.

“As many Brighton fans will head to their local to watch their team go head-to-head with Chelsea on Monday, we wanted to find out where in Sussex can get you the cheapest pint.

"We were surprised to see a significant difference in the cost of the same drink, but hope that our research helps fans find a pub that suits their budget so that the only worry is the score."