Scarborough the UK’s pub capital

Scarborough the UK’s pub capital image

The town of Scarborough is the ‘pub and bar capital of Britain’, according information from the Office For National Statistics. Beating off stiff competition from the likes of Weymouth (2nd) and North East Derbyshire (3rd), the Yorkshire seaside town boasts an impressive 155 pubs and bars in total. That accounts for 3.1% of all businesses in the town.

You certainly won’t be struggling for a drink if you’re heading to Weymouth either, with 3% of their businesses being a registered pub or bar. The good folk of Wales certainly like a pint or too as well, with Pembrokeshire and Blaenau Gwent coming in at number 4 and 5 respectively.

Britain’s boozer league table doesn’t all make for great reading, however. The stats also show just how the pub landscape has changed since 2010. Weymouth and Portland have seen a reduction of a massive 18% in pubs over the last five years.

In fact, seven out of the ten areas listed have seen a reduction in pub and bar numbers over the last half a decade. Only Richmondshire (9th) saw an increase overall, which was 6.7%. Let’s hope we see the rest of the UK following suit and increasing the number of pubs and bars in their communities!

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