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Cost guide for tenants and lessees 2017

This information is provided to help those wishing to take on a tenanted or leased pub business be as well informed as possible about the costs involved in running a pub.

When developing business plans, and the negotiating over leases and tenancies in the UK pub trade it is very important to know all of the facts.

This guide provides valuable data for tenants and lessees on typical operating costs in the UK pub industry. The report represents the best available 2016 data from BBPA member companies on the costs of running a pub in the tenanted and leased sector of the UK pub market. It is a vital reference tool for anyone thinking of investing in a pub.

Existing tenants and lessees will also be able to benchmark their own business, by comparing their own costs against industry norms.

The guide shows the average cost of running a pub over a range of pub models based on turnover and business types. It covers a wide range of pubs, from those with little in the way of food sales, to those that are largely food led.

The report takes account of the significant variations that exist in the cost base even within those pubs that are broadly in the same category. Such costs are based on the size and location of the pub, the age and state of repair, the operating style and the experience of those in charge.

As well as providing average costs, the guide also includes the minimum and maximum typical costs providing a range of scenarios across different types of business.


» Guide to Costs (2017)