Great Britain Supermarket sweep.

Discussion in 'Europe' started by EmperorBevis, May 16, 2012.

  1. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Just thought an ickle thread for bargains in the big shops.

    I will kick it off with B&M's offering four 330 ml bottles of
    Windhoek Lager


    at £1.49 in total.

    I'm not a lager fan by any means but for that price, one to try and review and three in the fridge for lager loving company sounds alright to me
     
  2. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    A good deal on a fairly respectable lager. And by throwing these four at lager loving company you end up cheaply protecting all your good stuff for yourself. It pays to think of your visitors then, doesn't it?;)
     
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  3. reprob8

    reprob8 May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    ah, the memories of Namibian Lager. As you say decent enough and well made, we used to get them at GBBF many years ago
     
  4. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Heads up on Aldi 4 bottle for £4.99 consisting of
    Marton's Resolution
    Shep Neame Spitfire
    Cotswold's Farm &
    Young's Light Ale.

    Also mentioned in dispatches Castle Rock Diamond Reign £1.50 from Tesco, where Lisa gets her best clothes.
     
  5. fuseboy

    fuseboy Feb 28, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Were these 330ml bottles or less? Cos pretty sure Tesco are doing a similar box for £4. Was down the aisle with Diamond Jubilee stuff. Though the box had a Shepherd Neame Master Brew, pretty sure it had Resolution and Light Ale but the 4th one escapes me, so may have been a Cotswold's (though I've never heard of them!)
     
  6. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

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    The website doesn't give any indication of the size of the bottles either
     
  7. fuseboy

    fuseboy Feb 28, 2011 United Kingdom (England)


    Couldn't find them on Aldi or Tesco site, but that is the pack! The Resolution and Light Ale were part of it as said and a Master Brew instead of Spitfire but cannot remmeber for life of me what the 4th was - that Cotswold does not look familiar.

    It was £4 in Tesco and some bottles were 330ml and at least one was 275-ish ml.

    Not too bad for £4, I would have got it to try the Resolution and Light Ale, but I'm not keen on Master Brew and whatever the 4th was I have had before.
     
  8. grex9101

    grex9101 May 12, 2012

    Franziskaner - £1.49 (500ml) @ Home Bargains
    Wells Banana Bread Beer - £1.50 @ Asda (Scotland)/2 for £3 (England)
     
  9. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Eww I always hated that Banana Bread Beer with a passion
     
  10. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    You were spot on all of them 330ml bottles apart from the Cotswold Farm Ale barely there at 275ml

    I'm in two minds about it.
     
  11. fuseboy

    fuseboy Feb 28, 2011 United Kingdom (England)


    Yeah I think I'm gonna give it a miss. Would have been tempted if it were a tad cheaper.

    And I finally found out what ones were in the Tesco pack - a bottle of Resolution, Light Ale, Master Brew and also (not instead of like thought) a Spitfire. Again, all 330ml except one at 275ml i believe.
     
  12. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Hmmm - I picked up a pack like this a few months back at Morrisons. I think they were selling them off after Christmas at £4 a pop. At the time I figured the price was OK as I'd never had any of the beers, but this Tesco one doesn't contain much that's new for a lot of people. Especially when 500ml bottles of Spitfire can always be found for £1 in one of the supermarkets.
     
  13. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    £4 would have given me more incentive.
    The spitfire is a bit off putting and from what I can gather the Cotswold is quite good but very much a best of British pack regular.
    Oh but I do fancy a bit of Young's Light Ale.
    Hmmm decisions.
     
  14. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    I'm just glad that Vedett Pils has turned up at my local Tesco and the price of Franziskaner has dropped by about 25%. Cheers!
     
  15. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Wish prices at TEE (The Evil Empire) near me were dropping. Up here they're only going northward and its not uncommon to be asked for over two notes per bottle.
     
  16. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    My local Tesco hadn't changed the prices from when they switched from SN Pale Ale to Torpedo.

    However on returning all the Torpedo had been replaced by Pale Ale.
     
  17. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Must have been a one off shipping error then, damn.
     
  18. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    That's funny. Yesterday at my local Tersco all the Pale Ale had been replaced by Torpedo.
     
  19. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Clearly, guerrilla beer aficionados are going around swapping the stock and generally trolling Tesco....
     
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  20. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Replace guerrilla with 'Scottish' :p
     
  21. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Morrison's do all their £1.89 bottles at 4 for £6 which is annoying when my choice is one at £1.79 and isn't part of the deal!
     
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  22. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    This seems to be really common among beer offers, I see it at Asda and Tesco a lot
     
  23. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Bottles of Oakham's
    Hawse Buckler have dropped anchor at B&M's at £1.49 for 500ml bottle me hearties
     
  24. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Quick supermarket question (not really related to offers):

    Has anyone tried the new 'Simply' range at Tesco (Simply IPA etc.)? Are they any good and who makes them?
     
  25. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    :S
    Didn't even know they did value beers that weren't lager or bitter. Also "simply" sounds like it's ripping off M&S.
     
  26. fuseboy

    fuseboy Feb 28, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I had 2 of the Simply range - the IPA and can't remember the other. Didn't think they were too bad at all - i got them for a quid each mind.

    Also, Tesco have a GREAT offer on London Pride at the mo. 1 bottle for £1.99 of 2 for £6!!!
     
  27. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Victoria bitter six 370 mil stubbies for £3.70 At B&Ms
     
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  28. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Yeah, I was in there the other day looking at the beers and some of the ones in the 4 for£6 offer cost less than £1.50. So if you get them as part of the offer, you end up paying more for them! (obviously the overall balance of prices might be lower)
     
  29. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Quick update - Booths currently has a 4 for £6 offer on some of it's ales. Not all of them, but an interesting selection nonetheless. So if there's a Booths near you, go check it out!
     
  30. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I picked up the ipa and the dark ale but left the golden not tried Them yet they came inn at one thirty three each without any offer though I can imagine marks and Spencer having stern words over the branding
     
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  31. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    I should have grabbed some when they were £1.....

    But I bet they'll be at that price again sooner or later. In the meantime I've got a lot of other beer to drink :)
     
  32. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Thanks to my tesco being six months behind the rest of the world I had to go to anothe2r branch bob missed out on the quid price
     
  33. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Just a heads up, apparently in big Tesco Extras they sell the Nigerian Guinness in the foreign food aisle
     
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  34. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    I might keep an eye out for that.....
     
  35. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Sounds pretty ethnic by the standards up here which means I haven't got a blue sky's chance in Scotland of ever seeing it. We do get beer from Cumbria though.;)
     
  36. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Does 'beer from Cumbria' include Hardknott? Love me some of their brews.....
     
  37. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    I've seen it here, but not in the supermarkets.
     
  38. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    B&Ms 500ml bottles of nethergate - essex border(£1.29) and umber ale(99p)
     
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  39. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

  40. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    I was in the B&M in Leeds earlier - got a bottle each of those two. Never heard of them, but at that price....

    From the other thread I see you're tucking in already :)
     
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