It has been almost five years since the introduction of the ban on smoking in enclosed public places in England.
At the time, many people in the trade reacted angrily to the ban, claiming it would lead to a fall in custom, declining beer sales and many pubs closing. But anti-smoking campaigners said it would attract a lost generation of drinkers back to the pub and boost food sales as more people felt comfortable eating out.
The Publican’s Morning Advertiser is now conducting a survey of its licensee readership asking for their views.
What has been the impact on pubs in the five years since the smoking ban was introduced? How have licensees adapted their businesses in response? And has the customer profile changed since 2007?
Completing the survey should take no longer than 10 minutes, and all respondents will be entered in a draw for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the glitzy Great British Pub Awards ceremony and dinner, held at the Hilton Park Lane in London on 13 September.