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17th November 2022

Pub and brewing trade association responds to latest inflation figures

Responding to the latest inflation figures, Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association said:

“Our pubs and brewers continue to be squeezed at both ends, with business costs already up 22% on last year and difficult decisions being made on cutting opening times, increasing prices or in some cases closing altogether. These new figures will undoubtedly cause anxiety for many businesses at an already critically difficult time, as customers understandably become even more cautious, and costs continue to spiral out of control. We urgently need the Chancellor to provide some relief to our pubs and brewers in tomorrow’s statement as we are heading into an extremely bleak winter and are set to lose even more pubs and brewers in communities across the country.”


For more information or to arrange an interview contact Jessie Powell at / 020 7627 9199

Facts and figures on pubs and brewers:

  • 50 pubs a month now close their doors for good compared to 30 a year ago
  • Overheads for brewers and pubs are up 22% on 2021
  • As a result, the average price of a pint has risen by 9% in the past year (it usually rises by 1-2% year on year). Information on the current and previous average cost found on the ONS website:

Notes to editors: 

About the British Beer & Pub Association
The BBPA represents UK companies which between them brew over 90% of the beer sold in the UK and own 20,000 pubs.

Our members include international companies, national and local brewers and pub businesses operating managed and tenanted pubs in cities, towns and villages across the country.

These businesses are at the heart of communities and local economies and include family businesses who have been brewing beer and running pubs for hundreds of years alongside emerging brewers and pub operators.

  • The UK’s beer and pub industry supports close to 940,000 jobs
  • The industry adds £26.2billion to the UK’s economy each year


Press release from the BBPA.

For more information or to arrange an interview contact Jessie Powell at / 020 7627 9199 .