Pubs in Scotland

There are approximately 4,900 pubs in Scotland, broken down as below by tenure type:

Scotland

UK

Independent Free Trade (pub owned/leased and run by individuals)

3,150 (64%)

21,700 (43%)

Managed pubs (pub company/brewer owned and employs a manager to run business)

650 (13%)

7,500 (15%)

Tied tenanted/leased pubs (individuals rent pub from pub owner and includes a beer/other product supply agreement

850 (17%)

19,500 (39%)

Free-of-tie tenanted/leased pubs (as above but no supply agreement with pub owner)

250 (5%)

1,300 (3%)

Total Pubs

4,900

50,000