British pubs complain of 20 percent drop in sales despite openings

07-Jun-2021 - United Kingdom

Despite the opening of the indoor gastronomy in Great Britain, the pubs complain about a significant decrease of sales. In the week of May 17, the first after the relaxation of corresponding Corona regulations, revenues were 20 percent below the comparable week in 2019, the industry association British beer and Pub Association (BBPA) announced on Saturday. The association blamed the existing restrictions for this. So, also in pubs, guests are only allowed to be served at the table, there is a distance requirement of at least one meter and standing is prohibited.


If the trend continues, each pub will lose an average of 94,000 pounds (110,000 euros) per year, the BBPA calculated. To make up for that loss, each pub would have to sell an extra 24,672 pints of beer (0.568 litres each), it said.

Association chief Emma McClarkin warned that the bad news was dampening pubs' enthusiasm for the permitted openings. "If this initial enthusiasm to return to pubs wanes, sales could fall even further and make it impossible for pubs to break even," she said./bvi/DP/zb (dpa)

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