WETHERSPOONS is one of the most popular boozers in the UK – but people are only just realising why its price are so cheap.
Most high streets in the UK are home to a branch of Wetherspoons.
The chain has more than 800 pubs across the country and employs more than 42,000 people.
But despite this, lots of people still don't know Spoons manages to keep its prices so low.
It comes as drinkers were warned that the price of a pint of beer could soon soar to almost £7.
So one social media user took to Reddit to ask the question: "Why am I paying half price for a pint in Wetherspoons compared to any pub anywhere else?"
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The thread quickly drew attention, with more than 200 Wetherspoons fans rushing to answer the question.
One said: "Weatherspoons own their pubs outright – it's why they are often converted from other buildings.
"Buy a old building and renovate it, then you're not tied into renting from a brewery who also control the price you charge for pints."
The Channel 5 show Wetherspoons: How Do They Do It?, previously revealed this as one of the key reasons behind their low prices.
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While another said not playing music, or showing sporting events also helps them to keep prices low.
They wrote: "They don't have to pay royalties to Sky and BT, or for music. This can cost pubs thousands."
Spoons previously revealed keeping costs down isn't the only reason it doesn't play music, but it gives the pubs a unique atmosphere.
And while its venues did show World Cup matches last year at handful of venues, it doesn't show Premier League football.
Some users also took to the thread to debunk a common misconception that Wetherspoons buys beer that is near its sell-buy date and that's why it's so cheap.
One Reddit user said: "The myth that it’s due to near expiry date beer always makes me laugh."
Wetherspoons has also confirmed that at this is a "urban myth".
Meanwhile, we reveal the full list of MORE Wetherspoons that could close for good – after dozens already closed their doors.
Plus, a change to the Wetherspoons drinks menu has left punters divided.
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