Pubs must move with the times
Published 26/01/2012 | 06:00
The recession has not been kind to the pub trade with an estimated 1,500 watering holes closing over the past five years. A combination of factors including the proliferation of off-licences and the increased popularity of home drinking has proved to be lethal for many pubs.
However, the pubs can't place all of the blame for their problems on external causes. They are in many cases the authors of their own misfortune.
Far too many pubs still serve the same bland, mass-produced beer and, even when they do serve food, the offering is all too often of the instantly forgettable variety.