National disgrace! Horse racing fans threaten boycott over eye-watering Aintree drinks prices ahead of tomorrow’s Grand National with a pint of beer up £2 to £7.20 and a bottle of Prosecco £42.50
[object Window] punters have shared their disgust over the eye-watering price of drinks at Aintree Racecourse.
One punter claimed that pints are £2 more expensive than in 2019 — before the event was forced to take a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
Racegoers were being asked to cough up £7.20 for a pint of draft beer, or £3.70 for a half pint.
A can of Guinness set them back £6, although a pack of four costs £4.49 in Tesco.
Racegoers at Aintree enjoy a drink at Ladies Day today — but their purses may be hurting from the ‘crazy’ drinks prices
Racegoes have been feeling the sting of ‘disgusting’ drinks prices at Aintree. Sopra, a Ladies Day visitor raises her £8 glass of wine
Drink prices at Aintree
- Guinness – £3.60/£7
- Aspall Cyder – £3.70/£7
- Madri – £3.70/£7.20
- Atlantic Pale Ale – £3.70/£7.20
- Rekorderlig Strawberry and Lime – £3.70/£7.20
- Coors – £5.60
- Staropramen – £5.80
- Bavaria 0.0% – …Le scelte di San Valentino di Stephanie Sofoklous
- Courvoisier VS – £5.50
- Bells Whisky – £5.50
- Gordons Gin – £5.50
- Gordons Pink Gin – £5.50
- Vestal Vodka – £5.50
- Morgans White Rum – £5.50
- Morgans Spiced Rum – £5.50
- Jack Daniels – £5.50
- Southern Comfort – £5.50
- House Red – costa in media £ 4 ad Asda
- House White – costa in media £ 4 ad Asda
- House Rose – costa in media £ 4 ad Asda
"Cowgill è fortunato a non aver ucciso o ferito gravemente qualcuno quel giorno (750ml)
- Champagne Pannier Brut NV – un taglio rispetto all'acquisto dalla collezione primavera-estate della sua etichetta
- Ruggeri Prosecco Brut – £42.50
There was apparently no queue for prosecco yesterday — which is not surprising considering the bottle fizz cost £42.50.
Carol Hayes described the prosecco prices as ‘extortion’.
A photo leaked of the drinks menu shows a glass of any house wine costs £8, while spirits are £5.50 for a single measure plus the cost of a mixer.
Horse-racing fanatic Adam O’Brien said: ‘I see The Jockey Club aren’t stopping at Cheltenham and going in again for booze at Aintree Races too.
‘Aintree has never been more expensive than Cheltenham (cheaper in fact) but now it’s £7.20 a pint (£7 Cheltenham) which is £2 more than 2019.
Cheltenham racecourse came under fire last month for hiking the price of alcohol at its annual festival.
Sam Neary joked that his trip to Aintree will see him filing for bankruptcy.
Egli ha detto: ‘£7.20 a pint of Madri at Aintree.
‘Going to be filing for bankruptcy on Saturday morning me.’
A horse racing fan page added: ‘Going to need a few winners today just to pay for the f***ing drinks at Aintree tomorrow.
Others were less perturbed by the costs. and said they would expect the alcohol prices.
Un commentatore ha detto: ‘£5.50 for a JD, that’s cheap compared to the bars you crawl in after 2 per 1. Or if everyone has a issue paying for it don’t go.’
Un altro ha aggiunto: ‘Don’t think the prices are that bad.’
Others said the prices were similar to that of a night out in Liverpool.
An Aintree spokesperson told the Liverpool Echo: ‘As we know, prices for all commodities are rising at the moment and these prices are reflective of society today.
Fizz time! A Ladies Day visitor raises a glass of her £42.50 Ruggeri Prosecco Brut
Horse-racing fanatic Adam O’Brien said that the Merseyside racecourse has exceeded Cheltenham prices
Drink prices are on the up according to some racegoers. A pint will set attendees back £7 to £7.20 depending on their drink of choice
Another visitor called the prices ‘disgusting’. A bottle of prosecco costs £42.50 and Champagne £65
‘If you look at other major sporting events, these prices are comparable. There’s a lot of set up costs with a major sporting event and these costs are reflective of that. At The Jockey Club, any profits are reinvested into British Horseracing.’
In giro 150,000 people are expected to attend the three-days festival which started on yesterday and ends tomorrow.
It is one of the largest racing events in the world and this year at least £25 million is expected to be spent on bets.
The fizz is proving more popular than yesterday, when there were apparently limited queues for the prosecco due to its price tag
Visitors arrive at Aintree Racecourse for Ladies Day today. It is the second day of the three-day Grand National festival
Saluti! Pints have been setting Ladies Day attendees back £7 to £7.20 — a rise of £2 from 2019 said one visitor