More than a year ago, social restrictions were put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This has affected businesses such as the Great British pub, which were forced to close.

Our analysis of business performance and confidence shows the impact of those closures and how confidence is just beginning to return to the industry.


  • Economies of ale: pubs in the time of COVID-19

    Pubs were among those businesses forced to close during restrictions introduced to halt the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In their own words, landlords shared their experiences of the effect of lockdown on their businesses.


  • Economies of ale data

    Impact of COVID-19 on pubs and bars using BICS, October 2020 to May 2021 and employment in pubs and bars 2001 to 2020