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Pub isn’t just for Christmas

14:07 08 January 2014

Pubwatch has been canned in Burnham

Pubwatch has been canned in Burnham


The landlord of The Brittania Inn in Knowle Village has backed a campaign spreading the message that their local is “not just for Christmas” and residents should use it all year round.

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has launched its national ‘Pubs and the Economy’ campaign, which aims to promote the benefits of pubs to the British economy.

CAMRA has selected a number of pubs from around the UK after being inundated with responses following an email and Facebook request for photos and stories of pub staff.

The pub industry employs over half a million people and the pubs and beer industry adds £19billion a year to the UK economy.

But the lack of trade in the month after the festive season could prove to be the nail in the coffin for struggling pubs the length and breadth of the UK – with 26 pubs a week currently closing nationwide.

Jeff White of The Brittania Inn said: “Community support is hugely important to the pub trade and we want The Britannia to be accepted as the soul of the community and not just a pub.”

CAMRA chief executive Mike Benner said: “Alongside contacting their MP and asking for a freeze in beer duty, the best way people can help the pub industry is to use their local pub during January.

“Many of us only visit pubs over Christmas, but if we want British pubs, which are such an important part of our economy and way of life, to survive, then we need to support our local all year round.”


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