More than 200 new breweries opened in 2020 despite Covid forcing the pubs to close
- The pubs were closed for 44% of trading days in 2020 due to their non-essential status
- According to UKHospitality, around 640,000 hospitality jobs were lost in 2020
- The total number of UK breweries is now more than 1,100 higher than in 2016
Over 200 new breweries opened in the UK last year, despite the coronavirus wreaking havoc on the UK hospitality sector, according to new research.
Accounting firm UHY Hacker Young said the number rose by 216 to just over 3,000 in 2020, despite pubs being closed for 44 percent of trading days due to social distancing restrictions.
According to trade organization UKHospitality, around 640,000 jobs were lost in the hotel industry in 2020, making it one of the sectors hardest hit by the pandemic.
According to UHY Hacker Young, the number of breweries rose by 216 to jus