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Cosy Pubs Cash Temperature Drops

Thursday, 18 November 2010


A leading tourism and hospitality directory is reporting a surge in searches for cosy local pubs, as freezing temperatures hit Britain.


The number of people looking for 'cosy' places to while away the winter evenings has risen by more than 82 per cent compared with the same time last month*, and experts at iknow-uk are putting the sudden increase down to the wintry weather which has hit Britain this week.


Marcus Simmons, managing director at iknow-uk, said:  "I've heard a lot of people complaining about the cold weather over the past few days, and whilst it is a bit of a shock to the system, I'm a real believer in settling down in front of the fire in a cosy pub and enjoying looking out at the frost.


"We've seen a massive increase in the number of Brits wanting to find a cosy pub to visit, and also people wanting to find traditional country inns with rooms for a pre-Christmas break. 


"This weather is all about indulging and looking after yourself, and it seems that many Brits want to do that - despite the current economic outlook being as gloomy as the weather."


Across its 18 regional websites, iknow-uk lists the widest range of hospitality and holiday accommodation venues, such as pubs, B&Bs, hotels, guesthouses, and holiday cottages and flats.


For more information please visit www.iknow-uk.com





* Searches from 1 November - 14 November 2010 compared with 1 October - 14 October 2010



Notes to Editors:

-     iknow-uk ltd launched iknow-yorkshire in September 2003. They have since launched iknow-scotland, iknow-lakedistrict, iknow-northwest, iknow-cornwall, iknow-devon, iknow-wales, iknow-dorset, iknow-kent, iknow-somerset, iknow-sussex, iknow-hampshire, iknow-northeast, iknow-peakdistrict, iknow-london, iknow-cotswolds and iknow-homecounties.


-     April 2009 saw the launch of a comprehensive hospitality section to iknow-yorkshire, which is now also available on iknow-lakedistrict and iknow-northwest.


-     Since their launch, the sites have received over 25 million visitors and created two million booking enquiries, which equates to £290 million worth of bookings, making iknow a leading authority on online bookings across the UK. 


-     For enquiries contact iknow-uk on 01772 521166.