Industry data: Number of licenced premises in the UK

29 April 2005
Industry data: Number of licenced premises in the UK

There are close to 200,000 licensed premises in the UK. This total also includes off-licences (51,000) and clubs (29,000).

YearFull on-licencesRestricted on-licences
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 200484,845 84,784 86,273 87,761 87,435 87,314 87,249 87,884 88,09833,659 32,331 32,974 33,617 32,165 31,693 31,192 30,374 33,055

Source:British Beer and Pub Association ( BBPA)

Full on-licence: An on-licence authorises the retail sale of intoxicating liquor for consumption on or off the premises. On-licensed outlets may be public houses, hotels or wine bars.

Restricted on-licence: A restricted on-licence may be a restaurant licence, a residential licence or a combined restaurant and residential licence.

A restaurant licence authorises the sale of intoxicating liquor to people taking meals in premises habitually used for the supply of meals.

A residential licence authorises the sale of intoxicating liquor to residents and their guests in premises habitually providing board and lodging including breakfast and at least one other main meal.

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