Tuesday, March 27

Doing our bit for the economy

Although British drinking habits continue to change (drinking less overall, drinking at home, cultural antipathy), according to Camra, the rate of pub closures has slowed. Evidence elsewhere also suggests customers have begun to return to pubs in preference to dining in medium-priced restaurants such as Jaimie’s Italian. The most interesting point in the BBC article, however, is the extent to which drinking habits vary across the country. Aside from their traditional Thursday-night binge, it seems our stereotype of the drunken Scotsman is no more – our northern neighbours having been overtaken by we cider drinking yokels in the South West.

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