Paying for the alcohol-free option

 

Sir, – Earlier this week I was in a modest country hotel and, fancying a beer, I ordered a bottle of non-alcoholic beer, as I was driving later. The cost for 33cl was €4.58. This is roughly equivalent to €7.90 per pint.

I asked what was the price of the alcoholic draught beer of the same brand and was told it was €4.80 per pint! Is this another example of cheap alcohol or just another rip-off? – Yours, etc,

EAMONN LAWLESS,

Shankill,

Dublin 18.