Tag Archives: Pub closures

The end of the beer tie – Great London Pubs may be free to serve more craft beer

For a very long time, many pubs in London have been tied houses. This means that the tenant of the pub is required to purchase their beer from the lessor. Normally this is where the brewery owns the pub and … Continue reading

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Crippling beer taxes to close more great London pubs

Over the last 4 years the beer tax in the UK has climbed more than 40 per cent. Just as the GFC kicked off, the government made it even tougher for this iconic and unique industry which undoubtedly supports the drive for … Continue reading

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More ‘free house’ pubs close than tenanted or leased pubs in the UK and London

While we have pointed out in early 2011 that fewer London and UK pubs were closing than a year or so earlier, interesting figures show a huge gap between ‘free house’ pubs, and tenanted or leased pubs. A ‘free house’ … Continue reading

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How many London and UK pubs close each week?

The latest stats are out and the goods news is the number of pubs closing in the UK and London weekly has slowed.  Last year we we reported that in late 2009 more than 52 pubs per week were closing … Continue reading

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More than 52 UK pubs close weekly!

We’ve been asked about this a bit lately – is the rate of pub closure in the UK going to effect the gems we have in our guided and free walks?  Given there are more than 7,000 pubs in London, … Continue reading

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