Brits have been saving money for the first post lockdown pint at their local

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As the end of lockdown is nearing, Brits are gearing up to visit their local boozers after several months of nights in.

Almost one in four adults plan to hit the pub within the first six days of lockdown 3.0 being lifted, according to a survey.

One in 10 also plan to go on the first day, even though it's a Monday, and a quarter will spend more money on pints than before Covid swept the globe.

Businesses will start to open slowly from Monday, April 12 for outdoor use, and Best Savings Calculator says punters are set to spend £52 on average at the pub.

New research by revealed that young people aged 18-24 will be first in line, planning to hit their local in the first three days of them reopening.

But how much will the average pint be?

Brits have been planning for the end of lockdown, with one in nine putting money aside, and a quarter saving for a holiday abroad.

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On average, people plan to fork out more than they would before the pandemic, and one in four plan to spend £21 to £40.

One in nine say they want to blow a staggering £150 to £250 for that epic first night of freedom.

Men place more value on a pint than women, on average saying they would spend £59.24 versus £45.17 for females, according to the study.

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Not only will they be knocking on the doors when the pubs finally reopen, but 16-24s will also be splashing the cash, with the average predicted spend sitting at £133.30 for the age group. This decreases to £35.13 in 45-54s, and £22.86 with the over 55s.

Across the UK, Scots plan to spend the most (£95.15), followed by residents of Northern Ireland (£78.45) and London (£73.53). At the lower end, those in Wales only plan to spend £33.69 on average, and the South East £34.53.

Hitting the local is the fifth top thing people are most excited about after lockdown, coming behind eating out for a meal, going on holiday and shopping.

Visiting the gym, cinema, theatre and bowling also made it in the top 10 list.

James Andrews, personal finance expert at said: “Lockdown has been tough on many industries, but the hospitality industry has been hit particularly hard with changing restrictions across the country since the first national lockdown eased in June.

“It’s promising to see that as restrictions begin to ease, people plan to support their local businesses. With GDP falling 2.9% in January 2021, this support will be hugely important to the UK economy, and indeed to individual businesses who have had to navigate these uncertain times.”

  • Money
  • Pubs
  • London
  • Lockdown

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