Bottoms UP! Pubs are on the rise again in Great Britain

Advertisements

Further great news that our High Streets aren’t dying. This report states last year saw an increase of 315 pubs – OK so still over 10K fewer than the naughties but what a pleasant surprise to read about an increase! The shift towards food is a main reason and food service staff in pubs now account for 44% of employees whilst bar staff are at 29%.

The number of pubs and bars in the UK has increased for the first time in a decade, according to the ONS. Some 315 pubs opened last year, taking the total number to 39,130.

The Globe Pub; Leicester, UK Photo Credit: CRIMSON TAZVINZWA

The data puts the boost down to “changing consumer habits” and an increase in food sales. So much so that pubs and bars now employ more people to serve food than they do bar staff.

DON’T CRACK OPEN THE CHAMPAGNE JUST YET….BUT PUBS ARE ON THE INCREASE!!

Why?….perhaps in response to the wider variety of beers and spirits; the array of micro breweries and maybe alcohol free is beginning to attract new customers – I was certainly impressed with my visit to BrewDog
first AF pub last week (see my post here..)

Some 457,000 people work in pubs and bars across the UK, with food staff making up 43.8% of that number and just 28.9% doing bar work; by Emily Spaven, Editor at LinkedIn

52.6368778-1.1397592
Advertisements