In United kingdom, there has been huge declination of pubs from the year 2002 to 2011. Reports say that over 10,000 pubs have been shut down in the last 10 years. The closure rate of pubs has been increasing gradually since 2007 due to recession and ban of smoking in pubs.
The main causes for pubs closure is additional tax on alcohol, recession, smoking ban, health warnings, competition and rent prices. In the year 2011, more than 21 pubs closed down every week and as a result, the sales of individual barrels has dropped down by 26 million.
Due to increase in the tax amount of pint bottle, the price of pint has been raised by 40%. Pubs in United kingdom face stiff competition from the licensed premises that sell alcohol at less price and are open till late night when compared to pubs.
It is estimated that by the year 2058, there will be no pubs in united kingdom if the current trend of closing pubs continues.