Moaning about the price of beer is nothing new… as this soldier’s journal from 1814 shows

Moaning about the price of beer is nothing new… as this soldier’s journal from 1814 shows

What is believed to be the first ever record of a Brit complaining about the price of beer has come to light (Picture: BNPS)
Brits were moaning about their trips abroad centuries before review sites like Tripadvisor, a diary up for auction shows.
Soldier Frederick Shaw was outraged by an overpriced lunch of giblets and beer in France, where he fought in the Napoleonic Wars in 1814.
He told his…

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