At £425,000, is this the most expensive Guinness ever?

At £425,000, is this the most expensive Guinness ever?

Published 17th March By Peter Smith
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In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, estate agent Barrows and Forrester reveals which Paddy’s-themed street names, from Guinness to Clover, command the highest house prices in the British Isles. 

St. Patrick’s Day is here again and, on 17th March, countless celebrations will be held throughout the British Isles and beyond, so much so that it’s estimated that 13 million pints of Guinness are sold worldwide each and every Paddy’s Day. What started as a religious holiday in Ireland has become a day when everyone around the world finds a reason to be Irish and enjoy a pint of the black stuff. 

But what effect is this global popularity having on St. Patrick-themed street names here in Britain? Well, the ever-intrepid Barrows and Forrester has conducted the painstaking research to discover that street names including the word ‘Guinness’ command the highest Paddy’s house price, at an average of £335,000. The most expensive of them all is Guinness Drive in Wainscott, Rochester, which, with an average asking price of £425,000 must surely be the most expensive Guinness in the land.

Street names containing the word ‘Green’ have the second-highest average house price at £287,000, with the most expensive of them being Greencroft Gardens in Camden where the average house sells for a heady £6.2 million.  

Next up are street names containing ‘Saint’ which command an average price of £280,000, the most expensive of which is All Saints Road in Kensington & Chelsea with an average price of £1.5 million.

Properties selling on roads with ‘Emerald’ in the name are home to average price of £258,500, the most expensive example being Emerald Avenue in Fleet, Hampshire at £660,000. 

‘Clover’ commands an average price of £247,500, with Clover Road in Altrincham, Greater Manchester leading the way with a sold price of £715,000. 

‘Patrick’ comes next with an average of £239,000 and ‘Irish’ completes the list with an average asking price of £139,000.

Managing Director of Barrows and Forrester, James Forrester, commented:

“While Guinness is the name of the most famous Irish drink in the world, it's also one of the most popular surnames in Ireland, stretching back to 3BC. 

In fact, it’s a name shared by some of the country’s most powerful historical figures, from owners of land to rulers of people. This heritage continues today with their namesake streets boasting the most expensive St. Patrick’s-themed homes in the land, even this side of the Irish Sea.

So if you prefer your Guinness to be made of bricks and mortar rather than yeast and barley, you’re gonna have to pay a handsome price.”


Data Tables

Price paid data sourced from Gov.UK: Price Paid Data and based on sold price records across each St Patrick’s Day related road name over the last 12 months - Feb 21 to Jan 22.

Table shows Paddy's Day-themed words found in street names and their median house price based on price paid data from Feb 21 - Jan 22
St Patrick's Day words Average (median) sold price
Guinness £335,000
Green £287,000
Saint £280,000
Emerald £258,500
Clover £247,500
Patrick £239,000
Irish £139,000


Table shows most expensive examples of homes sold on Paddy's Day-themed street names between Feb 21 - Jan 22
Street name Town.City Sold Price

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