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Thread #173163   Message #4199260
Posted By: GUEST,Iains
18-Mar-24 - 03:36 AM
Thread Name: Pub closures in East Suffolk
Subject: RE: Pub closures in East Suffolk
If pubs are losing money they tend to close. 25% of them since 2000 (13000)
Over 2,000 pubs in Ireland have closed since 2005, a national decline of 22.5%.
In 1970 the UK had 75000 pubs
1980 69000
1990 63500
2000 60860
2010 55454
2020 46800
Society changes, as does the way it spends its leisure time.
Pub closures are the result - although lockdown and taxation also have a part to play.
Sad for those of us of an age where the pub was the center of life, but home entertainment and cheaper supermarket booze also has a role in reduced footfall.