There are close to 200,000 licensed premises in the UK. This total also includes off-licences (51,000) and clubs (29,000).
|Year||Full on-licences||Restricted on-licences|
|1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2004||84,845 84,784 86,273 87,761 87,435 87,314 87,249 87,884 88,098||33,659 32,331 32,974 33,617 32,165 31,693 31,192 30,374 33,055|
Full on-licence: An on-licence authorises the retail sale of intoxicating liquor for consumption on or off the premises. On-licensed outlets may be public houses, hotels or wine bars.
Restricted on-licence: A restricted on-licence may be a restaurant licence, a residential licence or a combined restaurant and residential licence.
A restaurant licence authorises the sale of intoxicating liquor to people taking meals in premises habitually used for the supply of meals.
A residential licence authorises the sale of intoxicating liquor to residents and their guests in premises habitually providing board and lodging including breakfast and at least one other main meal.