British Pubs: The UK’s Newest Economical Contributor

Every nations government understands that tourism generates a large revenue for its economy. Tourism is essentially human beings fulfilling and satisfying their curious nature. Human beings love to explore the unknown, to learn about waters they have not waded in before and to give their taste buds the chance to sample new flavors.

The British embodies the British heritage beautifully. It perfectly encapsulates nearly all aspects the rich British heritage. The pub name will showcase how creative the Britons on old (and of present) are. The beers served in pubs will showcase and exemplify the abundance of the nation in terms of agriculture. The food served in pubs or the ‘pub grub’ acts as a testament to the truly British dishes that are eaten in the homes of many on weekly basis. The food showcased in pubs aren’t just the ‘typical delicacy’ that nobody really eats but only hails as a national dish. Even the interior of the pub is beyond intriguing. The opportunity to step of the busy fashion central of Oxford Street and to sit a medieval style pub within seconds isn’t offered just anywhere in this world.

medieval style pub
medieval style pub

The recent royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle was most definitely boosted tourism for the country and consequently boosted the pub industries revenue by £70 million in trading over the royal wedding weekend. This highlights the immense impact that the pub can have in terms of generating tourism related revenue.

Beer and food will be main contributors to the revenues with ales, stouts, snacks and full on meals being served on the constant. Over the weekend of the royal wedding over 100 million pints of beer were poured over the counter generating at least 50million British pounds in taxes and duty alone.

Beer and food are believed to have benefited most from the bumper weekend, with food sales predicted to have increased by 8% – generating £16 million for the Treasury through VAT – and beer sales predicted to have increased by 5%, resulting in over 100 million pints being poured over the weekend, generating £54 million for the taxman through duty and VAT.

One may wonder how this helps the economy. The more beer being drunk the more jobs being created! The farmers in southern UK grow the wheat and grains needed to make beer. More beer being drunk means more beer needed. More beer needed means more grains needed. This puts the farmer in a very happy spot harvesting and growing grains like it’s no man’s business! Also think of all the fertilizer he will need to buy to ensure his grains are of the highest quality. That will create a need for biochemists. This is great for the college graduates, many of whom finish college and struggle to find employment opportunities within the degree they majored in.

Jobs are created for the truck drivers who deliver the grains. Don’t forget fuel station assistants who work at till to accept tender when the truck has to be filled up with petrol. Oh yes, truck drivers get hungry right? Well there’s another job for chef or cooker. Let me not elaborate any further.

In a nutshell the pub industry stirs up the economy in all the right ways.