Although the pub is British institution there is still a sizeable minority who never cross the threshold of a hostelry, in fact 30% of men and 50% of women don’t drink in pubs.

Of the 60% of adults who do frequent the pub, more than a third do so once a week or more often and it seems that all this drinking makes us rather partial to salty snacks.

Crisps, nuts and pork scratchings are our top three favourites. Pork pies and eggs (either scotch or the pickled variety) are more of a minority interest.

And there are regional differences, pork scratchings are most popular in their heartland, i.e. the Midlands. 

For more information go to data tables in our Public Opinion online data sets or contact Richard Lindsay.

This public opinion data has been collected and analysed by NEMS from a survey of representative sample of UK adults conducted through NEMS Market Research’s telephone omnibus, a national survey of 1000 adults conducted every week.

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