Why are Britain's pubs drying up?

Are we going to see an end to these traditional establishments in the near future?

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Why Are Britain's Pubs Drying Up?
Why are Britain's pubs drying up?
Some of our favourite pubs all around the country are ringing the bell for their last call ever.

More and more of our traditional British drinking holes are closing their doors.

According to the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA), as many as 29 pubs are closing each week.

This means that more than 20,000 pubs have closed in the past 30 years. But why?

Apparently one of the main reasons is that us Brits are finally coming round to the idea that drinking to excess isn't good for us. The BBPA believes that our consumption levels have fallen by as much as 18% in the last decade.

Supermarkets are another reason our locals are shutting down. With shops like Tesco and Sainsbury's stocking wide ranges of beers and alcohols for far less than in a pub, it's no surprise people are avoiding popping in for a 'quick one' on the way home.

Sky high rents are seriously affecting the sustainability of our favourite pubs too. Landlords are having to up the price of food and drink just to keep up with their payments.

But, have no fear because petitions and support groups are being set up all over the country to try and stop these iconic and traditional establishments being closed down.

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