Concern grows for future of East Yorkshire pubs

Published: Tuesday 1st March 2016 by KCFM

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There are concerns that more pubs are at risk of going out of business in East Yorkshire. It’s as more people are choosing to buy their alcohol from supermarkets and drink it at home, rather than socialising at their local.

Stewart Campbell, the Chairman of Hull and East Yorkshire CAMRA, says the number of pubs closing is shocking: “It’s always disappointing to see the closure of pubs and hotel bars, the rate of closures was peaking at 29 a week, it’s now down to around 26/27. There’s a great pressure on the licensee to make money but it’s avery hard job at the moment.”

He says it’s actually beneficial to visit your local: “CAMRA recently did a study which shows that visiting pubs is good for your well-being and general attitude towards enjoying life. We wouldn’t like to keep seeing pubs closing. If the prices keep going up in the pubs, people will buy their beer in the supermarket and drink at home.”

He also says that pub companies are part of the problem: “The licensees are doing their best, but there’s a constant pressure on them by pub companies, rising prices, rising rent. It’s cutting profits back all the time. If the Government is cutting duty, how come pub companies are putting beer prices up?”

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Published: Tuesday 1st March 2016 by KCFM

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  • Philip Hilton

    The only remaining answer to all the problems that all day drinking has brought is to go back to the old hours of opening and closing.

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