Going out for a drink with your friends is always a great way to end a long, strenuous week at work – until you begin totting up how much you actually spent on all those G&Ts and beers.
In an ideal world, you would be able to enjoy a night at the pub without having that constant worry in the back of your mind about how much you were spending – engulfed in a feeling of guilt and regret after every drink.
Thanks to Oxford University student Jack Weatherilt this dream was made a reality after the 20-year-old created a website that ranks every Wetherspoons drink on its alcohol content-to-price ratio.
Wetherspoons is already known for its cheap food and drinks, but Pints.wtf now enables you to visit the chain on a minimal budget but with maximum enjoyment. The tool divides the alcohol content of any of Spoons’ drinks by the price to show which ones offer the best value.
The site shows that bars in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland generally offer the best deals on their alcoholic beverages, however for those bargain-hunters in England, Pints.wtf allows you to identify the cheapest Spoons in your area too.
For example, a quick search on Wetherspoons in Manchester shows that whilst Magners tends to be the best value for money option, a short trip from The Paramount to The Seven Stars can save you 16p per pint. This may seem like a small sum, but it all adds up!
Jack said: “[when out at pubs] I’ve always tried to work which drinks give you the most alcohol for the least amount of money, but the thought to try Wetherspoons came to me when I went to one in London which was significantly more expensive. I knew all the data I needed to work it out was on the Spoons app, so I just needed to figure out a way to get it off there.”
A project that initially started ‘just for fun’ soon got a lot of popularity when it got into the right hands, Jack had an inkling that it would get some gratification but not this much.
“I thought it would become popular if the right people spread it. It’s really shareable content since every student has had the conversation in Wetherspoons of ‘which drink is the best value’. Although, I didn’t expect quite so many people to use it, nor did I expect to end up on a bunch of tabloid websites.”
Jack’s handy website is mobile compatible, which is particularly useful if you’re already sitting at a Wetherspoons right now.
With all that being said, finally, the answer that is on everybody’s mind: what is the cheapest drink at Wetherspoons in relation to its alcohol content?
As there are over 900 branches with different drinks menus it’s hard to pin down one specific drink. However, we have received classified intel straight from the man himself Jack, that the cheapest drink is…
Moonraker, at just £1.99 for a 6.5% alc pint only available at some selected Wetherspoons Branches.