I keep thinking about putting a post on here about the price of beer. There is already one that is close to what I would like to say on The Woolpack Blog.
The only real addition to this is that most licensees do not make a large amount of money - many struggle to make a profit at all and too many make a loss.
Remember that 5p less on a pint of beer might be ALL the licensees profit GONE.
There are many examples all over the place about the price of beer being too high. For example, the very important discussion about measures on Tandlemans blog is distracted by this very issue.
If beer was too expensive pubs would not be shutting down at the rate of 36 per week. We licensees would be gleefully raking in the profits and fighting to keep open our goldmines!!