Eye-watering prices at Cheltenham Festival sparks fury among pint-loving punters

Punters attending this year's Cheltenham Festival have been stunned by the eye-watering prices put to them for a pint.

The biggest horse racing event of the year sees thousands attend Cheltenham for the four-day event, but it also sees eye-watering prices for pints, wine and spirits.

A snap of the bar menu at the festival showed the card only bar was selling pints of Guinness for a gut-wrenching £7, with a half pint offered for £3.50.

Other drinks were just as pricey, with a half pint of Carling on sale for £3.50, with pint-loving punters having to splash out £7 for just one pint of Carling.

One punter took to social media and said: "£14.10 for what was essentially an instant coffee with a splash of Jamesons & some whipped cream squirted on top."

The drab looking drink was shared around on Twitter after the photo of a small plastic cup of gin and tonic, which cost a monstrous £14, went viral.

One user pointed out that you could "buy a bottle for that" price, with another sharing a popular joke from British comedy show The Inbetweeners, with the caption: "I dunno, I think that's a bit dodgy, mate."

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While Cheltenham Festival recorded roughly 68,000 attendees in one day, a record figure for the horse-racing spectacle, the drinks prices recorded outrage online, The Sun reported.

A number of users said it was "scandalous" that the drink came with "no slice of lemon," with another user calling it "outrageous".

Another user asked of the £14 drink: "Does it come with the horse?".

Other prices at the festival saw 500ml bottles of Doom Bar Bitter for £7, and single shots of "Irish Whiskey" for £6.10.

Spiced rum, vodka, gin and pink gin could all be purchased for £6, with the 60,000+ attendees having to cave in with the eye-watering prices if they fancied a pint at the festival.

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