The cost of a pint of beer at Premier League stadiums could reach almost £10 by the end of the decade – with prices for London clubs set to be even more expensive.

The prediction is based on an inflation rate of 9.6% - the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) average rate for alcoholic drinks in the year to December 2023.

This calculation is part of research conducted by football shirt retailer UKSoccerShop.

Their study found the average cost for a pint at a Premier League stadium could more than double from the current price of £4.60 to £9.57 by 2030 - a yearly increase of 62p.

A spokesperson from UKSoccerShop said: "Drinkflation is on the rise, and with UK households feeling squeezed from the cost of living, hospitality services already trying to workaround spiraling costs, with some choosing to serve weaker beer.

"It’s likely to affect our stadiums, too.

"Using inflation figures from the ONS, we can estimate what prices football fans could pay for a match day pint.

"We found that over £6 could become the norm up north and over £10 in London – some may even get closer to £15 by the end of 2030."

In London, the average beer price could increase to £11.27 by 2030.

Of all the London clubs, the cheapest pint would be at Brentford’s Gtech Community Stadium at £8.33.

The most expensive match-day draught could be found at West Ham United's London Stadium, and Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, with an estimated price of £13.12 by the end of the decade.

By comparison, football fans outside London could end up paying around £8.48 for a pint at their preferred stadiums.

Prices at Sheffield’s Bramall Lane and Manchester United’s Old Trafford are set to be the cheapest at £6.25.

In the West Midlands, prices at Wolverhampton’s Molineux Stadium and Aston Villa’s Villa Park are projected to hit £8.33 and £10.83, respectively.