Pubs and bars in England continued a phased reopening during the first two weeks after lockdown was lifted on July 4. By this Thursday (July 16), 58% had opened their doors, up from 45% that traded on the first weekend.
That equates to 23,458 sites across the country welcoming back customers for eating and drinking inside. The figures from CGA‘s Outlet Index also show that managed houses are more likely to have reopened than tenanted pubs or free houses.
The data suggest that 74% of managed pubs and bars, 62% of tenanted and leased pubs and just 43% of free houses are now fully open for business.
Rural locations are more likely to be trading than those in urban areas. Overall, 61% of rural sites, 60% of suburban sites and 53% in high street locations are open.
London has 57% of its pubs and bars reopened, with 60% open in the Midlands, 56% in the North and 60% in the south of England.
CGA’s Outlet Index: Updated daily, it is the most comprehensive and up to date database of licensed outlets.
The total number of pubs and bars that could have reopened excludes those in Leicester.