Beer being served at the wrong temperature by nearly a quarter of pubs
Almost one-quarter (22%) of UK pubs serve beer at the wrong temperature, according to new research by beer quality and insights expert Vianet.
The company’s insight report 2018 also showed one in three pints are still served via a beer line that requires cleaning.
Almost three-quarters (71%) of pubs are failing to achieve their target pouring yield, while pubs are over-ranging by an average of three pumps.
Meanwhile, 2% of drinks served don’t make it through the till, equating to £290m based on total on-trade beer value.
Vianet claimed there was an additional £13,500 average profit opportunity per year if a pub used the insights provided by iDraught, the company’s draught platform.
The data was collected between October 2017 and September 2018 from more than 250,000 devices on the platform and covers more than 777 million pints served.
Steven Alton, managing director of Vianet Smart Zones, said: “There is still a lack of control in many parts of the sector that need addressing if sites and operators are going to improve their bottom line and customer satisfaction. We may have got a freeze on beer duty this year but that doesn’t mean pubs don’t need to keep a rigorous control on their costs.”
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