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UK pub numbers rise for the first time in a decade

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hiraethified
Excellent news

Number of pubs in UK chart


The number of UK pubs and bars increased for the first time in a decade during 2019, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The total number rose by 315, or 0.8%, last year to 39,130, driven by food sales.

The ONS said that the first increase seen since the financial crisis also saw a boost for smaller pubs.

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) said it "cautiously welcomed" the news.

According to ONS data, the number of smaller venues with fewer than 10 employees increased by 85 in 2019.
 

cupid_stunt

Dyslexic King Cnut ... the Great.
We've seen a growing number of micro-pubs opening here, I think the first was the Anchored Inn Worthing, which was popular amongst urbs on the Worthing meet-up, despite the fact that we couldn't all fit in. :D

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At least another 4 or 5 have opened in the last year or so. :thumbs:
 
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8ball

Hetero Sapiens
Got a couple of micros round my way. Though the main growth has been larger places that do food.
Encouraging, though.
 

MickiQ

Well-Known Member
We've seen a growing number of micro-pubs opening here, I think the first was the Anchored Inn Worthing, which was popular amongst urbs on the Worthing meet-up, despite the fact that we couldn't all fit in. :D

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At least another 4 or 5 have opened in the last year or so. :thumbs:
Is that Tardis just there for decoration or is the pub door? Because that would be awesome.
 

Brainaddict

chief propagandist (provisional)
I bet overall the trend is for traditional pubs shutting down though. There's been a big rise in bars in shopfronts and so on, often much smaller spaces. I'm not blaming the people running them mind, it's clearly just a reaction to the high cost of renting space, the desirability of traditional pub buildings for residential and so on. But I'd be interested to see any figures on what's happening to 'proper' pubs vs bars in generic commerical space.
 

StoneRoad

heckling from the back!
My Whitehaven "local" has been open for just over a year, only has a small no. of staff. Menu of drinks (beer / coffee) and a few snacks (toasties / cakes) suits the place and the mob that visit.
 

MickiQ

Well-Known Member
There’s a Tardis outside a pub somewhere on the North Coast, like near Durness or something, but not anywhere near as realistic as that one.
That’s all.
I remember seeing a Tardis outside a London tube station a few years back though I can't remember which one. I am sure one of the London Urbs will soon enlighten us
 
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