British Beer and Pub Association

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British Beer and Pub Association
British Beer and Pub Association logo.svg
British Beer and Pub Association Logo
Abbreviation BBPA
Formation 1904
Legal status Non-profit company
Purpose Brewing and pubs in the UK
  • Brewers' Hall, Aldermanbury Square, London, EC2V 7HR
Region served
56 brewing and pub company organisations and 22 associate organisations
Chief Executive
Brigid Simmonds OBE
Main organ
BBPA Council and Board (Chairman - Jonathan Neame)
Website BBPA

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.


The British Beer & Pub Association, or BBPA, has its headquarters at Brewers' Hall in the City of London. Through its regional structure it has an autonomous Scottish division, the Scottish Beer & Pub Association, alongside regional teams which cover Wales, the Midlands, Yorkshire and the North West.

The current Chairman of the Association is Jonathan Neame, Chief Executive of Shepherd Neame and its Chief Executive is Brigid Simmonds OBE.

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