A short while back I discovered a rather excellent database on the web which lists the Foods Standards Agency data for pubs and licensed premises. This was for August 2018, and the label said, no restrictions on what you do with the data. I have since discovered it misses quite a lot.
Back to pub history. There are 4400 pubs in London, but over 50,000 around the UK. The bigger winners have been the newer pubs opening with a different economic model, that of being larger pubs, selling local foods at affordable prices, a range of beers at affordable prices, etc. Also, micro breweries have been a big hit recently.
I now have a number of pages, all linked from one page of the entirety of the UK pub scene as listed in August 2018.
I like data, however insignificant.