Pubs not ale and hearty as 7,000 lost in a decade

Published date05 July 2022
Publication titleBirmingham Mail (England)
The total number of pubs dropped below 40,000 during the first half of 2022, a loss of more than 7,000 since a decade ago

The West Midlands saw the biggest drop of 28 in just half a year, followed by London and the East of England, which both lost 24. Pubs that have disappeared from communities have been demolished or converted into other buildings like homes and offices, the research from real estate advisers Altus Group says.

The hospitality sector has faced immense challenges as it recovers from the pandemic.

But the researchers suggest that while pubs managed to battle through Covid-19, they are now facing a fresh challenge thanks to record-high inflation and an energy crisis.

Altus Group's UK president, Robert Hayton, said: "Whilst pubs proved remarkably...

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