Wet-Led Pubs

Survey says: drink-led occasions made up nearly half of pub visits, according to Lumina Intelligence (image: Getty/LauriPatterson)

Almost half of pub visits are wet-led

By Nikkie Thatcher

Two in five (42%) visits to pubs are for drink-only occasions, while almost a quarter (24%) of trips to the on-trade are for dinner, new research has revealed.

How much have wet-led pubs lost during coronavirus?

Sales 'wipe out' for wet-led pubs

By Nicholas Robinson

Wet-led pubs saw sales all but wiped out during November, data from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker shows.

More required: cries of the grant 'not being enough' for wet-led pubs have been voiced across the industry

‘Token gesture’ £1k grant an ‘insult’ to pubs

By Nikkie Thatcher

The Prime Minister’s announcement of wet-led pubs receiving a £1,000 grant to help them through Christmas has been met with dismay from the trade, with industry leaders saying it doesn't go far enough.

Rub a dub: could wet-led pubs be soaking up more profit this year?

Will 2018 be the year of the wet-led pub?

By Peter Linden, MCA

Results from last year’s pub industry survey with licensees revealed wet-led pubs were in a better trading position than their food-led counterparts. The question is, could this trend become more pronounced in 2018?

Slowdown: the number of wet-led pubs has fallen by almost 20% in five years but the rate has slowed from 6% in 2014 to 3% in 2017

Wet-led sales are on the up

By Nikkie Sutton

Drink-focused venues may have been the hardest hit in recent years, but they are beginning to fight back, latest figures have shown.

Sales at wet-led pubs up 2.8%

Sales at wet-led pubs up 2.8%

By Emily Sutherland

There is good news for wet-led pubs after it was revealed sales were up 2.8% compared to last August, but down at restaurant pubs and London-based casual dining chains.