April is Community Pubs Month

Saturday 1 – Sunday 30 April 2017

CAMRA's Community Pubs Month

Community Pubs Month, organised by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, will take place in April and aims to raise the profile of British pubs and what they offer to our communities.

The campaign encourages pubs to organise events and try new marketing initiatives that will help entice more people to visit their local pubs during the month and hopefully the future. Pub-going trends in recent years have shown a decline in visits, and Community Pubs month and other CAMRA campaigns aim to slow down this decline in the short term and reverse the trend in the future.

CAMRA has produced 7,000 free promotional packs for pubs to order. These include a variety of material to help pubs promote their April activities inside and outside of the pub.

Three Cheers to Community Pubs Month

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is gearing up to celebrate Community Pubs Month after a huge campaign victory which will see planning protection granted for all pubs across England.

The success of the campaign follows on the heels of thousands of pub campaigners and CAMRA members nominating more than 2,000 pubs as "Assets of Community Value", demonstrating the huge number of pubs that are considered vital community hubs to their local area.

It also follows the first community pub to receive CAMRA's Pub of the Year Award. Just last month the George & Dragon in Yorkshire, which provides a library, local shop and community allotments, pitted other well loved pubs to the post in the highly contested national competition.

With the UK now enjoying springtime and beer gardens seeing some sunshine, CAMRA is maintaining momentum in support of community pubs across the country.

Community Pubs Month, which launches on the 1st of April, will showcase thousands of community events across Britain. Pubs are encouraged to put on charity fun days, barbeques, quizzes, live music and more, with the promotional support of hundreds of local CAMRA branches.

Paul Ainsworth, Chair of CAMRA's Pub Campaigns Group says: "Only last week, the Government confirmed that it would strengthen planning protection for all pubs across England, which was a fantastic win for all pub campaigners. It is clear that the important role that pubs place in local communities is increasingly being recognised, and Community Pubs Month is a great opportunity to capitalise on this sentiment.

"We hope that pubs across the country will raise a pint to this victory and celebrate with some fantastic events over the month of April."