CITY VIEWS: DOES THE LOCAL BRITISH PUB HAVE A FUTURE?

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TOM JOY | PWC

“Yes. This question has been asked since the smoking ban. But pubs will always have a future, especially in central London as they are a convenient hub for meeting people.”

ANDREW SINCLAIR | CHUBB

“I think the number of drinkers will fall significantly with the pressures on prices and income. But there will always be a place in society for pubs.”

HAYZ NAIEF | FDM GROUP

“No. Obviously there will always be exceptions, such as London, but the increase in prices and smoking ban will cause a gradual decline in pubs.”