A decade of decline in UK beer sales has come to an end, with a 1.3 per cent rise in UK beer sales in 2014.
Bristish Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) figures showed beer sales in pubs falling by 0.8 per cent. The smallest decline in sales since 1996.
Off-trade sales grew by 3.5 per cent, matching the growth of last year, and taking off-licence and supermarket sales above on-trade sales, for the first time on record.
The startling turn around in the fortunes of Britain’s favourite pub drink follows two historic cuts in beer duty by the Chancellor.