Saturday, 7 February 2009

Happy Pub Day

We've been here 5 years today. Incredible considering after 3 months we didn't think we'd last the year. I said we would hope to be here no more than 10 years, so, halfway there. Then we'll be able to have a normal life again. I wonder how long I would have got for manslaughter.

I only realised tonight when a customer asked how long we had been here. "About 5 years" I said, and then added "What's the date?" knowing the anniversary of that fateful day was close.

I believe the average is 3 years for any licensee in any one pub. I'm checking the statistics on that one with the BII. A nice lady has referred it to CGA Strategy, who apparently know all these things. I think there will be a story on that soon - watch this space.

5 comments:

Tyson said...

Congratulations. Is the average only 3 years, though? That must have declined over time, as landlords use to stay on much longer. We had one locally who retired last year after 35 years in the same pub.

Tandleman said...

Well done Dave. It can't be too bad then!

Jeff Pickthall said...

The figure for tenancies is a lot lower than for freehouses.

Woolpack Dave said...

Tyson, that is the figure I was told at our BII course 5 years ago. But I agree there are people stay longer, I also know a few who have stayed for much less.

Tandleman, "It can't be too bad then" - mmmm, I try and remain positive. When I've done here and I write my book....

Jeff, I believe you are right. It will be interesting to see if I can get that figure.

Velky Al said...

Well done Dave! Hopefully you'll still be in the business next time I get to the UK.

Should I be worried that the Word Verfication for this comment was "OUTCH"? ;)