house (pub) is a recognisable institution in every British city,
town and village, playing a central role in the leisure industry
whether for alcohol consumption, eating out or live entertainment.
One key trend has been the move towards eating in pubs rather than
engaging in 'session drinking', with many who prefer the latter
activity shifting their alcohol consumption into the home, as
take-home drinks prices have fallen relative to pub
trend has been the move to 'bars', included in the title of this
report to ensure there is full coverage of what are defined in UK
law as 'licensed premises' for the purpose of selling alcohol (for
consumption on the premises). Modern bars, café bars or brasseries
have developed in city centres but, on balance, the consumer is
still very much in favour of the traditional pub as a venue for
drinking and, increasingly, for eating out.
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