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JD Wetherspoon ‘discriminating’ against Flintshire pubgoers

A NATIONAL pub chain is charging Flintshire drinkers over the odds, according to a councillor.

Prices in the Mold and Shotton JD Wetherspoon branches are up to 50% higher than in Ellesmere Port, Cllr Tony Sharps told the Chronicle.

A coffee in The Gold Cape in Mold or Central Hotel in Shotton costs £1.19, but regulars in Ellesmere Port’s establishment can enjoy a caffeine fix for 49p.

Other price hikes include:

Main meals start from £1.99 in Ellesmere Port, but £3.49 in Shotton and Mold.

A steak costs £4.99 in Ellesmere Port, but is a £1more expensive in the Flintshire pubs.

Customers can buy a ‘beer and a burger’ deal for £3.99 in Ellesmere Port, but would have to pay £4.99 at The Gold Cape or The Central Hotel.

Cllr Sharps said: “The prices are between 30-50% higher on food and drink – this is discrimination against the Welsh. The reason these prices are more expensive is because they know there’s less competition here.”

But a spokesman for JD Wetherspoon said: “Prices in Wales as a whole are definitely not more expensive than England.

“Our prices do vary from pub to pub and region to region, but this is for a number of reasons, such as the amount of rent paid.”

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