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Pub staff

We have already said how important customers are to pubs, and without them pubs would not survive. We’re highlighted the general theme of management but we cannot overlook another important …

Pub of the future?

As you’ll have realised throughout the course, pubs in their many different guises have been in place for many hundreds of years. Changes have been gradual over the years in …

Saving pubs: what needs to happen

In the video I’ve highlighted some ideas about what you can do as an individual to help save pubs. But what else needs to happen? We’ve highlighted some of the …

Saving pubs: a call to action

As we’re nearing the end of the course and as we’ve shown that pubs are important to us socially and as part of our cultural heritage now we turn specifically …

The changing market structure

The beer orders had an immediate and long lasting effect on the market structure for pubs. As can be see in the figure below the numbers of pubs overall has …

The Beer Orders

In the section on pub management we have discussed the various ways in which pubs can be managed. As Jed Meers and Liz Hind explain in their 2022 paper, tied …

Why are pubs disappearing?

The video introduced a number of reasons pubs have suffered and why pub numbers have reduced so significantly. We’ve already discussed the beer orders, which had a dramatic effect on …

Pubs under threat

In this video we’ll look at why pubs are under threat and who is trying to save them. This is a conversation we will continue in subsequent steps.

Types of pub management

In this short video I discuss the different ways in which pubs are run and managed. Is there anything from the film that strikes you as particularly interesting, or something …

More about pub management

In the talking head we discussed different types of pub management introducing the main three types – a managed house, a leased/tenanted pub and a freehouse. But there is a …

Welcome to Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of this short course exploring pubs. This short video will let you know what we’ll cover this week – I hope you enjoy our final activities …

Categorising pubs

As we discussed in the talking head there is no typical pub. This has lead to many writers and researchers trying to categorise pubs. One way, as we saw in …

Pub styles and their consumers

In this video I discuss pub styles and categorisations. Is there anything that strikes you from the film you would like to comment further on?

A locational perspective on pubs

In 1946, in an essay originally published in the Evening Standard newspaper, George Orwell outlined what his ideal Public House (or pub) should look and be like. Amongst a range …