Why Are Britain's Pubs Drying Up?
Pubs across the U.K. are closing their doors, and the culprit seems to be a mix of competition, fewer people drinking and high rents.By Katie Link | August 20, 2015
For some pubs in the U.K., it's last call — for good. As many as 29 are closing each week, according to the British Beer and Pub Association. In the past three decades, more than 20,000 pubs in the U.K. have shut their doors.
So what's plaguing the industry? Well, a few things actually.
For starters, Brits are starting to get the memo: Drinking in excess is bad for your health. The British Beer and Pub Association (or BBPA) estimates consumption has fallen by as much as 18 percent in the past decade. (Video via vagabrothers)