>'Beer cheaper than soft drinks in half of UK's pubs'

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>Pubs are charging up to 60p more for a soft drink than a pint of beer, a Sunday Mirror survey reveals.A pint of standard bitter is cheaper than an equivalent amount of non-alcoholic drink such as cola and lemonade in ­almost HALF of Britain’s pubs.One city centre bar was ­charging £2.60 for a pint of orange juice – when its bitter was just £2.The massive mark-ups on non-alcoholic drinks were last night condemned by health ­campaigners.Our researchers went to 17 pubs in Plymouth, ­Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester and ­compared the price of bitter and lager with a pint of orange juice or lemonade.

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