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(BBC)   All those Brits hoping to swarm back into the pubs after the pandemic may have to lose some weight, as best guesses show there's only going to be a quarter of them left   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2021-06-08 11:52:50 AM  
Given the pub culture in England I figure a multi billion pound bailout will be along shortly with a ploughman's lunch and a pint of bitter.
 
2021-06-08 2:54:30 PM  
The plague must have been more virulent than reported, or did it just attack pub patrons?
 
2021-06-08 3:11:23 PM  
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2021-06-08 3:12:20 PM  
If people love getting drunk enough with other people they will be back in a few years, perhaps with new owners, but they'll be back.
 
2021-06-08 3:14:33 PM  
> "Last October, the ONS found just 6% of pubs were highly confident of survival, by February that was just 1%."

So were 94% of pubs wrong 8 months ago, or did 94% of pubs already go out of business?
 
2021-06-08 3:15:12 PM  
Or, the Brits can round up a bunch of their mates and go on pub crawls nightly to save these places. You know, like in this movie.

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/I mean, it didn't work and the movie sucked. But it could work here.
//Maybe.
///The ending was particularly shiat.
 
2021-06-08 3:26:37 PM  

mjjt: or did it just attack pub patrons?


majority of landlords are self-employed & pay their staff from the profits. When there's no income for over a year there's nothing to do but struggle.
 
2021-06-08 3:27:49 PM  
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2021-06-08 3:28:09 PM  
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2021-06-08 3:28:39 PM  
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2021-06-08 3:36:49 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Given the pub culture in England I figure a multi billion pound bailout will be along shortly with a ploughman's lunch and a pint of bitter.


It will be from all that money freed up by Brexit!
 
2021-06-08 3:42:03 PM  

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Bernard?  I thought he did most his drinking in the bookshop.
 
2021-06-08 3:44:18 PM  
Since the english are mostly alcoholics soccer fans, pubs will come back real fast. They never gonna stop drinking. Ever. Its like if muricans gave up their guns and going to church. Aint gonna never happen.
 
2021-06-08 3:49:00 PM  
As a fully vaccinated American, I volunteer to travel to London and go to as many pubs as possible.

Do you think the UK would give a grant to go do that?
 
2021-06-08 4:24:54 PM  

lolmao500: Since the english are mostly alcoholics soccer fans, pubs will come back real fast. They never gonna stop drinking. Ever. Its like if muricans gave up their guns and going to church. Aint gonna never happen.


Our our meth.  We love meth.
 
2021-06-08 4:29:10 PM  
So here's to the grand pubs of Yorkshire:
The White Bear, The Star and the Plough,
The Admiral Ben, The Parson's Revenge,
How I wish I was drinking there now.
 
2021-06-08 4:32:28 PM  
Pubs have been closing at an alarming rate in recent years anyway, and covid is just exacerbating the issue. You'll find it's the pubs that offer something else that will survive. One of my locals does a weekly curry and quiz night for £3, and even though it's midweek, it's standing room only.  A couple of others have an active live music scene, and again, won't struggle once they are able to run events again. Where it is going to hit the hardest are the pubs that offer nothing beyond alcohol, and they're all going to be competing with each other. That and the places that are very much "local pubs, for local people" which can be downright unfriendly, but as the regulars die off, can't get past their reputation
 
2021-06-08 5:26:07 PM  

lolmao500: Since the english are mostly alcoholics soccer fans, pubs will come back real fast. They never gonna stop drinking. Ever. Its like if muricans gave up their guns and going to church. Aint gonna never happen.


You say all that like it's a bad thing. Thanks Hitler.
 
2021-06-08 6:17:50 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: If people love getting drunk enough with other people they will be back in a few years, perhaps with new owners, but they'll be back.


The new owners will be corporations.

The British pub scene will have fewer traditional and quirky landlord-managed pubs and will be mostly Wetherspoons and similar companies with deep pockets and cash reserves.

This will be a tragedy.
 
2021-06-08 7:11:04 PM  

Stantz: mjjt: or did it just attack pub patrons?

majority of landlords are self-employed & pay their staff from the profits. When there's no income for over a year there's nothing to do but struggle.


Profits are what is left after paying all of your costs, including employees
 
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