The figures for pub closures per week are widely available from a simple Google search, about 26 per week seems to be the current numbers bandied about, but a search for new pub opening per week/year just seems to come up with pubs closing facts. New drinking establishments are opening on a regular basis, JDW particularly but smaller chains as well (Craft) and many independents, but not seemingly reported stats wise, they must affect the overall figures, although well outweighed by the closures I would have thought. Maybe certain (pressure) groups prefer the more depressing figures? Is it all as depressing as some would make out given record numbers of new breweries opening as well ?