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Outrageous price 😲

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NanKate Thu 27-Jun-19 20:45:28

Went to a lovely tennis tournament today but was shocked at the prices.

They wanted £14.00 for a 125 ml glass of fizz. DH said he would buy me one but I declined, just couldn’t justify that amount.

I wonder what prices are like at Glastonbury, Wimbledon at the like.

NanKate Thu 27-Jun-19 20:46:04

And not at !

kittylester Thu 27-Jun-19 20:54:03

Flip kate, I can buy 3 bottles of my wine for that.

Gonegirl Thu 27-Jun-19 20:56:34

My DH would never have me one at that price. grin Lucky you!

Gonegirl Thu 27-Jun-19 20:56:58

never have bought me one

NanKate Thu 27-Jun-19 21:04:47

That’s what I thought Kitty anyway we are going out to supper tomorrow night celebrating having met 51 years ago, so I shall make up for it then at Prezzo’s where the prices are reasonable.

Yes Gonegirl DH is generous and to think my dear old mum warned me against him as she said he would be tight with his money coming from the very north of the country. Don’t want to name the area in case I offend anyone. I am not into stereotyping.

phoenix Thu 27-Jun-19 21:22:53

Crazy, outrageous price indeed!

Very fond of a drop (or 2 wink ) of fizz, usually Lidl Cava at around £5.25 a bottle.

I accept that on the odd occasion that we meet friends at the pub, we might pay almost that for one of those little bottles, but £14 for one glass!! Total rip off!

Charleygirl5 Thu 27-Jun-19 21:35:10

Luckily I do not like fizz of any description but those prices, even yours phoenix are high but I am Scottish.

SisterAct Thu 27-Jun-19 22:13:11

G and T and bottle of beer at Ascot £12.40. So in comparison reasonable !!

suziewoozie Thu 27-Jun-19 22:16:15

Clearly the need is for a big handbag with a bottle of ‘water’ in it

Urmstongran Thu 27-Jun-19 22:17:06

Yep, it’s a rip off.
But over time you’d have spent it on something else.

I think, regardless of price (extortionate) it’s part and parcel of ‘a lovely day out’. As in ‘one for the memory box’.

Years ago I went to Paris with a friend on a mini break. One late afternoon we decided to stop off for a wine break. She knew Paris well.

She said ‘we can either sit outside at one of the cafe bars here and pay a lot more, because we are across the road from the Eiffel Tower, or we can drink for half the price two streets back.

I don’t go to Paris often....

Guess which cafe bar we chose?


BlueBelle Thu 27-Jun-19 22:18:21

No way I d want a couple of bottles for that

janeainsworth Thu 27-Jun-19 22:18:48

Nankate last time we went to Wimbledon the Pimms were about £8-10.

gillybob Thu 27-Jun-19 22:55:54

I could/would never be able to justify such prices. Having said that, I’d don’t frequent the places that charge them, so no worries.

phoenix Thu 27-Jun-19 23:28:04

Charleygirl I think around £5.25 (ish) for a full size bottle of Cava is pretty reasonable, (Sainsburys & Waitrose are both considerably more!)

Any wine by the glass in a pub or restaurant will never be good value compared to the price that one can buy a bottle for, but charging £14.00 (as Nankate said in the OP) is just blatant profiteering!

Callistemon Thu 27-Jun-19 23:32:50

I remember asking for a white wine spritzer once, ages ago, and DH said 'That cost £8.50 - I hope you enjoy it!!'.
About half a glass of ordinary white wine topped up with soda water - it must have been the soda that cost so much.

Cold Thu 27-Jun-19 23:37:11

These big sporting events always rip you off,

I went to Wimbledon in the 1970s and "strawberries and cream" was about £1 per strawberry with a slurp of single cream - you could have bough punnets for that price in those days!

Callistemon Thu 27-Jun-19 23:42:02

My spritzer was in a local pub/hotel!!

PamelaJ1 Fri 28-Jun-19 08:12:02

Phoenix, I think I my have reported your post🥺
I didn’t mean to, goodness knows what I pressed.
Sorry if I did.
The price of your Cava didn’t upset me at all!

lemongrove Fri 28-Jun-19 08:18:43

Pamela grin How many did you have?🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸

lemongrove Fri 28-Jun-19 08:19:31

NanKate.....oh just say Yorkshire ( I can take it) 🤣

harrigran Fri 28-Jun-19 08:44:24

Oh dear, that sounds about average for most eating/drinking establishments, i'll get my coat.

Sar53 Fri 28-Jun-19 08:50:35

We went to the Sky Garden in London and a small glass of Prosecco was £12.00, I only had the one !!!

GrannyGravy13 Fri 28-Jun-19 08:55:41

If the "fizz" was champagne it sounds about right for London or an upmarket restaurant in South East.

Most pubs/restaurants near me have the little bottles of prosecco for £7-8. (approximately 1 1/2 glasses)

JackyB Fri 28-Jun-19 08:59:20

When in Venice (I think it was for our silver wedding), I,refused to go up the Campanile so I sat and had a coffee in San Marco Square whilst DH went up and took pictures.

A coffee in Italy is a miniscule portion - what the rest of Europe calls an espresso.

It cost me €22!

This was 27 years ago,.

I admit it was served with a miniature biscuit. And I got to go to the loo!