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Cambridge & District CAMRA

Pub Churn 1998-1999

This has been an extraordinary period for the pubs industry
(and for more on that, see Industry Watch).

Statistics for the Branch Area

(subdivided as Cambridge and the Rest)

CambridgeCambridgeRestRestTotalTotal
199919981999199819991998
Opened212041
Closed5152103
Sold as pub11063173
Name change331144
Refurbished10831139
Change of landlord14816133021
Total pubs (year end)117216333
Greene King pubs (year end)37 (31%)73 (33%)110 (33%)

Here we've counted certain types of bar as a pub:

Our info on changes in the villages is inevitably not as complete as in the City.

The Greene King figures indicate they may be forced to sell or free from tie some pubs the next time they buy a brewery or pub chain - the Government is enforcing a 25% rule (within each licensing district) at each takeover at the moment.

This page is based on the most recent information available to us as of 12-Jan-2000.


Cambridge pubs and bars closed in 1999

Cambridge Red Cafe (Sturton Street, Free)
Churchill (Madingley Road, Whitbread)
Cow & Calf (Pound Hill, Free)
Grasshopper (Brookfields, Whitbread)
Racehorse (Newmarket Road, Scottish & Newcastle)

Other pubs closed in 1999

John Barleycorn, Coton
George & Dragon, Littleport
Angel, Soham
Old Angel, Sutton
Milkmaid Tavern, Willingham


CAMRA National Survey 1999

27 branches covered 7042 pubs.

%%
Pubs closed1.22
Converted to other businesses0.17
Converted to residential use0.16
Demolished0.14
Awaiting sale0.20
Future uncertain0.53
Pubs opened0.67
Converted from existing building0.21
Reopened0.38
Newly built0.07
Total change-0.55


Follow-up: Pub Watch Survey
Cambridge & District CAMRA