Saturday, June 28, 2008

BRITISH PUBS CLOSING AT FASTEST RATE EVER

ANGELA BARNES SKY NEWS Pubs are closing down at their fastest rate ever - with those in towns and cities being hit the hardest. Some 2 % of all city pubs have closed in the last six months, whilst food-led country pubs with outdoor facilities for smokers are reaping the benefits. The British Beer and Pub Association believe the increase in pub closures to 30 a week - nearly four every day - comes down to a number of factors.

BBPA says these include the smoking ban, the economic credit crunch, increased beer prices and temperamental weather conditions. According to a survey carried out by the association, 1,409 pubs closed during 2007, a sharp increase on previous years.

1 Comments:

At June 29, 2008 5:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Britain has been well on the road to becoming a miniature America for some time now (both socially and politically), and the very things that have always made this nation apart and unique from us will soon be gone, gone, gone.

 

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