A pint of beer in England depends upon where you buy it. Have a look at this current [Dec 2011] list:-

 
The full list of how much a pint of beer costs around the UK:
  • 2.37 West Midlands
  • 2.41 Staffordshire
  • 2.41 Nottinghamshire
  • 2.48 Worcestershire
  • 2.50 Cheshire
  • 2.51 Lancashire
  • 2.53 Cumbria
  • 2.54 Derbyshire
  • 2.54 Shropshire
  • 2.58 Cornwall
  • 2.58 Herefordshire
  • 2.58 Yorkshire
  • 2.59 Warwickshire
  • 2.61 Northumbria
  • 2.61 Somerset
  • 2.63 Gloucestershire
  • 2.63 Devon
  • 2.65 Wales
  • 2.66 Dorset
  • 2.66 Northamptonshire
  • 2.68 Wiltshire
  • 2.68 Lincolnshire
  • 2.69 Leicestershire and Rutland
  • 2.69 Cambridgeshire
  • 2.71 Oxfordshire
  • 2.73 Essex
  • 2.74 Norfolk
  • 2.76 Hampshire
  • 2.77 Bedfordshire
  • 2.77 Warwickshire
  • 2.78 Suffolk
  • 2.78 Isle of Wight
  • 2.80 Scotland
  • 2.80 Kent
  • 2.81 Hertfordshire
  • 2.83 Sussex
  • 2.84 Buckinghamshire
  • 2.86 Berkshire
  • 2.89 London
  • 3.01 Surrey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If I gave your 9.87 to spend how many pints could you buy [a] in the West Midlands, and [b] in deepest darkest upmarket Surrey?

The answer is [a] 4 = 9.48 with 39p change and [b] 3 = 9.03 with 84p change.

Now, in 1954 what could you have purchased for that same amount, or to be accurate, for 9.87p ?

Click on the froth in the glass of beer to find out.