Chesterfield is third best place in UK for a pint

Doncaster is the best place in Britain for a decent pint. (Photo: Tim Dobson).
Doncaster is the best place in Britain for a decent pint. (Photo: Tim Dobson).

Chesterfield has been named as the third best place in the country to get a pint.

A new survey has put the town number three in the country to enjoy a quality beer.

Pubs in the north are more likely to keep their beer in best condition and to serve it through clean pipes, the study has said.

Doncaster topped the list as the best place to enjoy a properly-served pint ahead of Southport, Chesterfield, Warrington and Derby, which all made the top five.

But drinkers in the south don’t fare so well - they pay more but get a worse quality ale.

And that means bad news for drinkers in Reading, Hereford, Plymouth, Andover and Swindon, named the five worst towns to enjoy a decent quality brew.

Across the UK, one in three pints served in pubs is drawn through pipes which are not regularly cleaned - affecting the quality and the quantity sold from each barrel, the 2016 Beer Quality Report claims.

It says northerners not only pay up to 82p less than drinkers in the south, but are also more likely to get a ‘perfect pint’.

The report, by pub watchdog Cask Marque and monitoring firm Vianet, claims many pub operators say seven-day line cleaning recommended by brewers takes too much time.

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