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British Beer and Pub Association
British Beer and Pub Association Logo
Legal statusNon-profit company
PurposeBrewing and pubs in the UK
Region served
United Kingdom
50+ brewing and pub company organisations and various associate organisations
Chief Executive
Emma McClarkin
Main organ
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.

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