Why that’s happening is a complicated story with lots of characters,
like Game of Thrones but with fewer dragons and more tax liability
on small business owners.
The short version is:
• Beer at pubs is expensive
• People are making less money
• Pub owners are burdened with shrinking profits from both sides
• Pubcos tend to care more about the bottom line than the community
• Developers see opportunities to build housing everywhere they turn
Pubs give people a place to experience life differently than anywhere else.
Community-owned pubs are a relatively recent phenomenon, starting in pockets around the UK about a decade ago, but are gaining a lot of steam.
Just in the past year the number of community owned pubs has more than doubled across the UK.
Video courtesy of The Plunkett Foundation
Designed by Annie Yonkers | 2019