Doncaster named as best place in Britain to get a decent pint

Doncaster is the best place in Britain for a decent pint, according to a new survey.

Monday, 4th April 2016, 09:02 am
Updated Monday, 4th April 2016, 08:06 am
Doncaster is the best place in Britain for a decent pint. (Photo: Tim Dobson).

Pubs in the North are more likely to keep their beer in best condition and to serve it through clean pipes, a survey claims.

And Doncaster has been named as the best place bar none to enjoy a properly-served pint.

However drinkers in the south don't fare so well – they pay more but get a worse quality ale.

Across the UK, one in three pints served in pubs is drawn through pipes which are not regularly cleaned – affecting both the quality and the quantity sold from each barrel, the 2016 Beer Quality Report claims.

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It says northerners not only pay up to 82p less than drinkers in the south, but are also more likely to get a “perfect pint”.

In Doncaster, there is less than a one in five chance of a bad pint while in Reading, Berks, it is one in every two pints.

The report, by pub watchdog Cask Marque and monitoring firm Vianet, claims many pub operators say seven-day line cleaning recommended by brewers takes too much time.

The five places you are most likely to get a good pint


2. Southport

3. Chesterfield

4. Warrington

5. Derby

The five places you are least likely to get a good pint

1. Reading

2. Hereford

3. Plymouth

4. Andover

5. Swindon