"The number of UK pubs and bars increased for the first time in a decade during 2019, according to the Office for National Statistics. The total number rose by 315, or 0.8 per cent, last year to 39,130, driven by food sales."
(from the BBC news website at
I'm intrigued, not least because I didn't know the ONS kept statistics like this. And they're broken down to some extent by size of pub, or more accurately, by number of staff, which seems a reasonable proxy for, say, floor area.
- posted 5 months ago