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Londoners no longer pay the highest beer prices in Britain for the first time since records began

To the pub!

Londoners have something to cheer as the city shirks the long-standing tag of having the most expensive beer in the country.

The Good Pub Guide, now in its 36th year, revealed that for the first time since records began Londoners are not paying the most for their pints, with Surrey coming out ahead.

The average price of a pint in London is now £4.20, which pales in comparison with Surrey where punters have to fork over £4.40 on average.

Britain's cheapest beer can be found in Herefordshire and Yorkshire, both of which sell pints for £3.31 on average.

Pubs brewing their own beer sold it for just £3.09, while the average price for a beer in Britain is £3.60, up 13p on last year.

The Guide, published every year, also reported the findings of an Oxford University study that people with a local pub near their home are significantly happier, more satisfied with their lives and have more friends.

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