The price of a pint of beer is about to go up in hundreds of pubs.
brewer green king is increasing the wholesale cost of its draft beer by 4.7 percent.
The beverage giant blames rising inflation, rising utility costs and supply chain issues.
Its popular cask beers include the flagship IPA, Abbott Ale, and Old Speckled Hen.
The move to Suffolk-based Green King – which will include 1,000 tenant pubs – arrives After rival Marston said it was slapping between 20p and 45p on a pint.
Last month the Office for National Statistics reported the third biggest price increase for beer since records began – 23p on a pint in the past two years.
If the trend continues, Real Ale could break the £5-a-pint barrier for the first time ever.
The British Beer & Pub Association says the average price is currently £3.21, with some places charging up to £4.50.
A Green King spokesperson said the price change would be effective from June 12.
Falling sales of real ale have prompted campaigns urging Brits to drink the traditional tipple to keep it alive.