Nigel Findlay, manager of Staggs Bar in Musselburgh, which was last year named Camra's Scottish pub
of the year, said: "I think there is an element of truth in that.
Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub
Association, said: "The number of pubs
has fallen dramatically across the UK.
Following the revamp, there will be different events and entertainment every day of the week, including talent contests and a pub
The number of pubs
and bars has decreased from 200 to 160.
The beer duty freeze and business rates relief for small shops announced in the Government's recent budget could be too little, too late to help improve the fortunes of independent pubs
At the same time, the number of people working in pubs
or bars with 25 or more people has climbed from 108,000 to 162,000.
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numbers have held up - or even increased - include several popular tourist areas, such Highland Scotland, Ceredigion in West Wales, and South Lakeland, as well a as in Cered Wales say that pub
closure"huge loss" to communities wns like kpool as many seaside towns Scarborough, Blackpool and Brighton.
But the turnover of the pub
industry has remained strong, With a as larger chains focus on bigger bars at the expense of smaller pubs
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Our vision is to have quality real ale and thriving pubs
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