|Legal status||Non-profit company|
|Purpose||Brewing and pubs in the UK|
|50+ brewing and pub company organisations and various associate organisations|
|BBPA Council and Board (Chairman - Simon Emeny)|
The British Beer and Pub Association is the drinks and hospitality industry's largest and most influential trade association[according to whom?] representing some 90% of UK brewing (by volume) and the ownership of around 20,000 of the nation's pubs.
The Association was founded in 1904 as the Brewers' Society, was for a period in the 1990s known as the Brewers and Licensed Retailers Association before becoming the British Beer & Pub Association in 2000 to reflect its growing pub company membership.