Finally, a survey that matters: Newcastle rated the best city in the UK for beer lovers

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“Newcastle” and “alcohol” are synonymous words, with student night life being one of the best in the country (alright, fifth). And so it delights me to tell you that Newcastle has been rated the best city in the UK for beer lovers based on six different factors, scoring 47 out of 210.

The study conducted by Real English Drinks has determined that Newcastle upon Tyne is the best city to visit if you’re an avid beer drinker, and here’s why.

The online retailer considered the following factors: the cost of a beer in a restaurant, the cost of a beer in a supermarket, the number of breweries, the average rating of the breweries, the number of beers brewed across the breweries and the number of pubs. Each factor was given a score out of 35, creating a total of 210 and whereby a lower number equates to a higher score.

In the Toon, the average beer in a restaurant costs £3.70 and only £1.64 in a supermarket. There are over 300 pubs in our relatively small area and over 15 breweries in the city with an average rating of 3.61, as well as 1,500 different beers brewed in the city.

After Newcastle came Derby, then Wrexham, Nottingham, York, Newport, Durham, Salford, Canterbury, and finally at number 10, Bristol. These top ten cities scored well in most factors, meaning they offer an extensive amount of affordable beers across a large number of pubs and breweries.

Ultimately, if you’re celebrating a stag do, your 21st or even a break-up, Newcastle is the destination for you.

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