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5live Presenters Embrace Northern Life

Nicky Campbell loves Ancoats and Rachel Burden's £1.62 pint

Written by . Published on October 6th 2011.

5live Presenters Embrace Northern Life

Sleuth WAS listening to BBC Radio 5live this morning and an interesting item came on.

It was about the growing price difference between the cheapest and the most expensive pint of real ale in the country.

"£1.62. Where on earth is she drinking? Directly out of the Irwell?"

Not surprisingly, there were quite large disparities between prices in the North and South, althohgh the average was about 30p.

Then Rachel Burden piped up: "In my new local up north, I pay £1.62."

£1.62. Eh?

Where on earth is she drinking? Directly out of the Irwell? Nowhere on the MediaCityUK campus charges that little do they? And I can't see Fogarty wandering into Langworthy for a pint.

Maybe it's The Broadway Inn up the road from the Quays? A good Joey Holt's boozer but not perhaps a typical stamping ground of one of the Beeb's flagship presenters.


Then again it seems 5live are embracing the rougher ends of the city. Take Fogarty's co-presenter Nicky Campbell.

He came up to Manchester to cover the Conservative conference this week. He tweeted that he was staying in the 'Ancoats Travelodge'. Good to see the Beeb being prudent. No five star jollies here.

He could have wandered up the road to one of several fine pubs - The Angel, the Marble Arch, Bar Fringe or the Crown and Kettle - without having the misfortune of bumping into any Tory delegates. They don't like to stray much beyond the Starbucks on Peter Street.

But can you really get a pint for less than £1.62? And where? Tell us, and we'll come to your pub and have a pint with you.

Bottoms up.

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9 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Man in a shedOctober 6th 2011.

I'll hazard that a pint of Sam Smiths at the Oyster bar is around £1.62

DryBarOctober 6th 2011.

I once bought a Wetherspoons - the whole pub - for £1.60.

Peter MaxsonOctober 7th 2011.

Although it was Rachel Burden who made the £1.62 comment

Liverpool wagOctober 7th 2011.

I went to school with Shelagh Fogarty

Simon BinnsOctober 7th 2011.

Gah, that'll teach me for half listening while trying to iron a shirt and pack a child's lunchbox eh?

AncoatsOctober 7th 2011.

Hey – mind the ‘rougher ends of the city’ comments..... you will upset the developers and scare ‘the kids’ away from the ‘Northern Quarter’! The Ancoats Travel lodge is defiantly in the top 10 Manchester Hotels ... situated in Ancoats. Besides the area is apparently now good enough for Manchester’s own(ly) celebrity chef, Robert Owen Brown, to move to the new marina in Ancoats..... sorry! .... New Islington.

Give me a news breakOctober 9th 2011.

ROB moving agaiiiin?

CBOctober 9th 2011.

can't be a Holts' pub. I paid £3 for a pint of their bitter in the Ape & Monkey not too long ago.

Dan O'tooleOctober 17th 2011.

Binns, Jacksons "retro bar" at Vantage Quay, £1.50 for a pint of Tennents lager, I kid you not.

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