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Economies of Ale - Changes to the UK Pub Industry
More than 11,000 pubs have closed in the UK in the last decade – a fall of almost a quarter. Many smaller pubs have closed as the industry has consolidated towards the larger-scale chains. The ONS has published a detailed statistical report on the UK pub sector - well worth a read from a business economics perspective. Although the number of pubs is down, employment in the industry has grown.
BBC news (August 2018): Pubs closing at rate of 18 a week as people stay at home
Guardian (November 2018): More than 25% of UK pubs have closed since 2001