One year since lockdown: a year in the life of UK pubs

Catering Today caught up with Emma McClarkin, chief executive of the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) to discuss the toughest year in the history of hospitality and breakdown the industry’s highs and lows over the last 12 months

One of the greatest cultural tragedies of the past year in the UK has been the closure of pubs due to the pandemic. According to CGA’s Market Recovery Monitor, nearly 12,000 licensed premises have closed in Britain since December 2019; an average of 30 a day.

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