Droitwich was once Britain’s booziest town. Records from 1906 show that the borough had a greater number of public houses per head of population than anywhere else in the country – one for every 100 inhabitants.
Salt making was thirsty work.
However, townsfolk could clearly handle their beer as convictions for drunkenness were only one per 300 people, lower than elsewhere in the country.
Today within Droitwich there is one pub for approximately every 1,600 residents.