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Sunday, 30 August 2009

Pub Facts

Whilst trawling the web the other day I came across these beer and pub facts that I thought other similar minded people may find interesting:
  • There are approximately 57,500 pubs in the UK.
  • Eight out of ten adults count themselves as pub goers and over 15 million people drink in a pub at least once a week.
  • Over 600,000 people rely on pubs for their employment.
  • Over 80% of pubs are small businesses run by tenants, lessees and owners.
  • The average pub spends over £70,000 per annum on locally sourced goods and services.
  • The pub food market continues to thrive. UK pubs now serve over one billion meals per year.
2007 Most Popular Pub Names
Red Lion - 759
Royal Oak - 626
White Hart - 427
Rose and Crown - 326
Kings Head - 310
Kings Arms - 284
Queens Head - 278
The Crown - 261
  • Around 90% of beer sold in the UK is produced in the UK
  • In the UK 28 million pints of beer are consumed every day, which equates to 100 litres per head each year - compared to 20 litres of wine per head.
  • Beer is a traditional and wholesome produce made from natural ingredients.
  • Over one-third of the UK barley crop is bought by UK brewers who are also major users of English hops.
  • There are over 2000 different beer brands available in the UK and over 1.5 million pints a day are exported to over 120 different countries.
  • UK brewers are industry leaders on environmental issues. Since 1976, energy usage per pint of beer produced has been reduced by 45%, water consumption reduced by 40% and carbon dioxide (greenhouse gas) emissions reduced by over 40%.


Blogger Elaine Saunders - Complete Text said...

Another bit of pub trivia for you. Pub signs came to Britain with the Roman invasion 2,000 years ago and must surely be the oldest form of pictorial advertising in the world.

No pubs were named by accident - they were inspired by royalty, religion, lust, ambition, heroes and villains. Knowing what each name means gives you a history lesson along the High Street

Elaine Saunders
Author – A Book About Pub Names
It’s A Book About….blog

1 September 2009 at 12:25  

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