Wetherspoons is bringing back 99p pints just in time for winter

Wetherspoons has put 99p pints back on the menu despite alcohol costs continuing to rise across the UK.

A range of drinks will have their prices slashed throughout November as the pub chain attempts to attract punters this winter.

Some 671 pubs across England will sell three alcoholic drinks for a penny under a pound – a pint of Ruddles Best, a bottle of Beck’s and a 25ml measure of Bell’s whisky with a mixer.

Meanwhile, 99 pubs in Scotland and Wales will sell Beck’s and Bell’s at 99p but will sell real ale from £1.10 due to minimum unit price restrictions.

All hot drinks will also cost 99p, with free refills, as part of the bumper price cuts.

Spoons boss Tim Martin said: ‘Our pubs are known for their excellent choice of drinks at value-for-money prices at all times.

‘Throughout November our customers will be able to choose from a great choice of drinks and save themselves some money too.’

Spoons has promised to keep its prices lower despite VAT reductions being phased out, higher wages and rising energy bills at venues.

It comes as other pub bosses warned pints are set to get more expensive as they struggle to swallow the raft of cost rises.

Clive Watson, executive chairman of City Pub Group, said the price of a pint could rise by as much as 30p.

He told the BBC: ‘We cannot absorb all these increased costs, whether it is the energy costs, whether it is food inflation, whether it is labour costs.

‘The only way forward for us is to put the price of food and beer up in our pubs.’

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