I paid £6.15 for a pint of beer yesterday. It's not the most expensive pint i've ever bought, that was in a Monaco hotel bar (€12 for 500ml), but it is a sorry state of affairs.
Was the beer nice? Yes, it was. Was it worth £6.15? No, it was not.
We also had two bottles of an Oyster Stout. A black chocolaty liquid. That was £5.60 a bottle (500ml). Per ml it's actually more pricey. 1.12p / ml versus 1.08.
One thing is for sure, if all beer was priced that high I certainly wouldn't go out as much so maybe it's a good thing in disguise.