Search ME by surname, address or pub name
I have been researching pub history for 10 to 15 years. The I am Pub history site is the conclusion of these efforts. It brings together many peoples efforts in research of the historical public house. It will never be complete. What is worth noting is that there are many noted historians of many of the areas I research. I always attempt to prove them wrong, and more often than not, I am successful. I do not copy and paste other peoples research, all pub history research is as I think it should be.
There are approximately 57,000 Public Houses in the UK in 2017.
The ownership of these Pubs is roughly divided between Pub Companies and Regional Breweries who own about 30,000 Pubs and which are mainly let on Tied Lease or Tenancy Agreements to Self Employed operators. Then Multiple Licensed Retailing Companies accounting for about 9,000 Pubs who own and run them by employing Managers and Staff. Finally, there are about 18,000 privately owned Freehold and Leasehold Pubs.
To start with, we have in 2017 :
Adnams - 66 pubs in 2017
Arkells - 93 pubs in 2017
Bateman & Co, - 55 pubs in 2017
Brakspear - 137 pubs in 2017
Charles Wells - 205 pubs in 2017
Everards - 167 pubs in 2017
Fullers - 365 Pubs in 2017
Gray & Sons - 50 pubs in 2017
Greene King - 700+ pubs in 2017
Harveys - 33 pubs in 2017
Hall & Woodhouse - 195 pubs in 2017
Marstons - 1743 pubs in 2017
McMullens - 50 pubs in 2017
Shepherd & Neame - 215 pubs in 2017
Star pubs (Heineken) - 995 pubs in 2017
Wetherspoons - 800+ pubs in 2017
The pub history sites are regularly updated by Stephen and Kevan, plus an 'open' group of like-minded individuals on a daily basis; and anyone is welcome to contribute. If you visit the site, you will quickly understand that this is more than just a pub history site. The site is better described as an historical street directory through time, with many images and historical listings endorsing the same. The last few years have seen massive price increases for UK properties, with even an ex-council house in London selling for a million pounds. Sadly, the Tory government has used the selling off of council housing stock at vastly discounted prices into a vote for their party, and without replacing this invaluable housing stock for our youngsters. They are now selling off housing association stock to the private sector, and allowing the building of large unaffordable houses on green belt.
This is a new site specifically to remedy the areas which I do not currently have any coverage of, i.e. the modern pubs around the country. What this site attempts to do is list all the pubs that exist in 2017.