Sheffield ‘beer census’ finds city is best for cask ale - and the average price of a pint

The Kelkham island Tavern on Russell Street
The Kelkham island Tavern on Russell Street
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An annual ‘beer census’ has found Sheffield to be the best destination for cask ale in the UK - for the third year running.

Campaign for Real Ale surveyed 145 pubs on one day to record the number of unique cask ales available within the city, finding 730 handpumps offering 385 different cask beers.

The average price of a pint was £2.86.

Prices varied from £1.70 for Ruddles Bitter, to £4.20 for Thornbridge Rattlesnake.

The cities found to be in second and third place when it came to cask ale were Nottingham and York.

In Sheffield local breweries also scored highly with Bradfield’s Farmers Blonde being the most commonly available beer, closely followed by Abbeydale’s Moonshine.