Supplementary evidence from the British
Beer and Pub Association
"Freehouses" could be either owned outright by the operator or leased commercially from property owners.
Total tenanted/leased pubs
We have no information as to how many of these operate free of tie.
Managed (eg Mitchells & Butlers, Spirit, Wetherspoons)
Many of these will be owner operated but a significant number will not own the property and will lease the premises from commercial property owners.
Average price of beer in pubco tied pub, brewery tied pub,
managed pubs, freehouses:
We do not collect any data on retail pricesthe average
price of beer in the UK is currently £2.41 (bitter) and £2.76
(lager) (source: ONS). Factors affecting price include customer
profile, location style of pub and brand.
Pub closures, (source CGA Strategy* research)
36 pubs per week are closing. We have provided this
breakdown from CGA Strategy data which is derived from their outlet
index database and relates to pubs that have ceased trading. It
should be recognised that providing breakdowns and detailed analysis
of sub-sets always presents a risk when dealing with statistics.
This would apply to this as much as any other data but there is
no question that the rate of closures in all categories and regions
|Non Managed||= 33%|
We have no data about the number of landlords surrendering
or forfeiting leases.
(*CGA Strategy is an independent on-trade market intelligence