Pubs have been trying to find the magic formula for attracting customers, yet have been closing at an unprecedented rate. So what's the latest food, drink and entertainment that drinkers are looking for in their local? John Porter investigates
On the face of it, the challenges that have dogged the pub sector for the past couple of decades seem as relevant as ever. The Office for National Statistics reported in November 2018 that around a quarter of Britain's pubs have closed since 2001, with numbers down from 52,500 in 2001 to 38,815, and that smaller suburban pubs were the most likely to have closed.
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