I observed in a recent post that lunchtime drinking, which has diminished elsewhere, is alive and well in London. I see that a survey by SAB Miller backs this up. Only one in ten of us enjoy a lunchtime pint here in the UK. The top lunchtime tipplers are the Danes, where one in four like a bevvy at lunchtime. The Danes also hit the pub first at 4.41 pm, while Brits on average don't rush panting to the bar until 6.14. Full details here in the Morning Advertiser.
It is noteworthy too that the Czechs remain the world's biggest beer drinkers. I'll see for myself on Thursday as I'm off to Prague to lend them a hand, though it looks like they don't need it!
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