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We're losing our pubs

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2 years ago by voice-of-reason in Lifestyle > Other

Around 1500 British pubs are closing every year. I love my pubs and I hate seeing them go. They are a big part of what makes Britain unique, and we are losing between 3% and 4% every year. Beer tax is a problem of course but for a lot of people pubs aren't doing it any more.
How should our pubs change if the are going to stop the trend?

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Pete Davies

We have since i can remember. For every pub we lose we get 2 coffee shops. I don't care for either massively.

2 years ago by Pete Davies

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Braden  Kelly

Well we're losing them but we are getting diversity. The new London bar for instance is not as narrow as the pub, like the ones around Old Street, the East End and Shoreditch or even in the South East. You may not call it a pub but more of a bar type place, but it does the same thing. I feel our pub culture has run its course. Yes there are great pubs and you'll see me in them, but the the average ones find it hard to get by and I can see why.

2 years ago by Braden Kelly

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Norman

Hiow did you find that avatar VOR? Have you got some booze named after you?

2 years ago by Norman

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Frisbee

Good riddance pubs are boring. Full of smelly beerish people with matted hair.

2 years ago by Frisbee

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2 years ago by voice-of-reason

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Niti C

The interesting thing I find out pubs is that you get a look into how life developed here in the UK, the social life, how people acted and thought. My friends and me we don't go to the pub really but I have nothing against them. I always love the image of the british grandpa who goes to the pub on sunday in his suit.

2 years ago by Niti C

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Norman

A lot of pubs are national treasures, they go back 700 years some of them and they are full of atmosphere, brilliant venues. So there's pubs and then there are pubs. The great ones we must keep AS pubs, or we lose something so dear to who we are as a people.

2 years ago by Norman

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that-acorn-girl

Well said babes

2 years ago by that-acorn-girl

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Old man Ehlers

Well, you are more optimistic than I am. I think many times we have lost plenty already.

2 years ago by Old man Ehlers

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voice-of-reason

And sadly some of the pubs that have closed were just that, national treasures.

2 years ago by voice-of-reason

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Norman

Great pubs with great service will always make it. The mediocre ones get pushed aside but that's the free market. They go out of business because they are empty, and they are empty for a reason.

1 year ago by Norman

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Sabrina

I can't remember the last time I ever spent a whole evening in one. We have so many great wine bars and bars.

2 years ago by Sabrina

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Old man Ehlers

We are losing pubs we lose our community sense. We are happier talking to a keyboard than talking to a person. Having a pint and a chat is definitely not as important as it was decades back, it was life then, you didn't even question it.

2 years ago by Old man Ehlers

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Mitchell Hill

With all respect I think that is hogwash. Look through the cities and you see easily more people meeting up, having drinks and food and coffee, and socialising than any time before. They are even doing it in pubs. Just not in as many as before. Pubs are just not very inetersting to a lot of people.

2 years ago by Mitchell Hill

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robbie_t

My friend and me we go out all the time to clubs and bars but not to pubs all that much. It's not that people sit in front of their computer or telly just because they are not at the pub!!!!!

2 years ago by robbie_t

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Keep D Change

Beer tax mate, just takes the fun out.

2 years ago by Keep D Change

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voice-of-reason

That's been cut now by 1p for the third year. I don't see how that impacts anything

2 years ago by voice-of-reason

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Braden  Kelly

It' about 50p a pint. It doesn't keep me awake

2 years ago by Braden Kelly

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Keep D Change

Ok let me qualify a bit. Pubs will never go out first of all, it's nonsense. They will change but they will always be there. On the whole I think it's become too expensive. It's ceased to be good value.

2 years ago by Keep D Change

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Ross

I don't drink but my town has a number of old pubs sitting empty and unused. Is there a way to reserve the trend or is the traditional British pub dying out?

1 year ago by Ross

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Rahul  N.

People want a new vibe. Alcohol is in vogue as ever before but people now prefer cafes and bars. We have so much European influence coming in it's no surprise really because let's be honest..our pubs are just a bit stuffy :)

1 year ago by Rahul N.

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Pete Davies

Lol yes I can assure you that drinking is def not going out. I actually like it that the culture is changing. The other thing is that Britain is out of step with the rest of the world. Our pubs are really stuffy.

1 year ago by Pete Davies

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Frisbee

Yea I have an idea. Clean up, upgrade and cut your crazy rates

1 year ago by Frisbee

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voice-of-reason

I hear some of the arguments that say 'If they were any good they would stay in business'. I don't know that that's always true. People move, people die, people change, and sometimes the pubs lose customers. That doesn't mean there is something wrong with the pubs.

1 year ago by voice-of-reason

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