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Funko
18-03-2010, 10:32:31
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/mar/18/investors-offered-cash-buy-pubs
:beer:

Greg W
18-03-2010, 13:39:17
but the association says the government is still on course to lose 250m in tax revenue from pubsTake that away and nobody in the government would give a shit.

Wonder what your pub to person ratio is there in Britain, compared to other countries in the world...

Funko
18-03-2010, 13:45:01
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2009/jul/22/alcohol-fooddrinks

Let's say we have 50k left. Population is 61.4 million.

1 pub per 1228 people.

This: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8687.0

Says Australia had 4,252 in 04/05, between 21.4 million. One for every 5033 people.

So we have about 4 times as many as Australia.

Oerdin
18-03-2010, 13:50:37
There is a reason they're going out of business so you'd have to do something different in order to make a unique sales proposition. I'm not sure if most pubs brew their own beer or not but that might be one way though I suspect even more would be needed. I hear the whole gastro pub thing is taking off so improved food would help but now you're talking about a trained brewer and an uncommonly good chef which both increase costs.

Greg W
18-03-2010, 14:04:31
So we have about 4 times as many as Australia.Now that's a lot of pubs. Dunno about there, but they're also going a bit out of fashion here from what I see. Plus lots of cases of violence recently mean they're changing closing hours for pubs with a reputation for violence.

Mind you, I seem to recall that you have some weird rules about closing hours there? Pubs (with very few exceptions) have to close by midnight or 1am something? Or is my memory getting even dodgier than it used to be? :clueless:

Funko
18-03-2010, 14:10:22
It used to be 11pm, these days we have 24 hour licensing, each pub can apply for what hours they want.

People find that weird but it's because traditionally a lot of our pubs are on residential streets.

Venom
18-03-2010, 14:12:56
This is the first good idea to come out of CG.

Lurker
18-03-2010, 14:34:30
It is indeed a fine idea, so we can only assume the omission of "Fred Stolen" from the thread title was due to laziness.

Cheshire Cat
18-03-2010, 14:55:50
improved food would help

improved food... in England? :lol:


before praising the buy a pub idea, consider:
are pub owners allowed to drink out their own business???

Funko
18-03-2010, 15:16:53
It's funny because our food is already so good it couldn't possibly improve right?

Scabrous Birdseed
18-03-2010, 15:17:04
Pubs minister, now that's a political position to aspire to.

Funko
18-03-2010, 15:18:16
It is indeed a fine idea, so we can only assume the omission of "Fred Stolen" from the thread title was due to laziness.

o/c

Greg W
18-03-2010, 15:29:22
It used to be 11pmAh, I thought it was something like that, guess my memory isn't totally shot after all... Just mostly shot...

Funko
18-03-2010, 15:31:52
I'm going to make myself Pubs Minister for CG.

Cheshire Cat
18-03-2010, 15:37:35
what has happened of the Red Boss?

Funko
18-03-2010, 15:44:53
Dunno, in the archive?

Cheshire Cat
19-03-2010, 14:23:53
:hmm:

that's rather the answer of a lazyview Pubs Minister, not CG

Funko
19-03-2010, 14:44:52
I was elected* on a platform of laziness. And I'll stand by those pledges to do nothing.

*by myself

MDA
19-03-2010, 15:52:20
well, you wouldn't want to let the people that voted for you down

Dyl Ulenspiegel
20-03-2010, 15:24:19
How can you vote for yourself and claim commitment to laziness?

Greg W
21-03-2010, 07:15:45
Well, it beats wasting energy thinking about who you should vote for!