News in brief

Camra launches first Community Pubs Month, names Local Pubs of the Year

By Peter Ruddick , 03-Apr-2012
Last updated the 03-Apr-2012 at 13:10 GMT

Related topics: Business, Venues, Events & Awards, Trends & Reports, Pubs & Bars

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) has launched its first ever Community Pubs Month by releasing new statistics on the impact of the pub on the community and revealing the full list of Local Pubs of the Year winners now competing for the national title.

As the Campaign for Real Ale launched its first community pubs month Camra revealed over a third of UK adults use 'the local' for community events, not just drinking

As the Campaign for Real Ale launched its first community pubs month Camra revealed over a third of UK adults use 'the local' for community events, not just drinking

As the first ever Community Pubs Month kicks off, Camra revealed nearly 90 per cent of young adults use local pubs to socialise and over a third of UK adults use 'the local' for community and family events and not just to have a drink.

The month of events in April is designed to increase pub footfall and help an industry that continues to suffer with regular venue closures. Mike Benner, Camra chief executive said society would suffer without the pub.

"Camra’s new campaign is all about reaffirming the vital importance of local pubs, and the essential role they play in many people’s lives. Camra’s research shows people turn to their local pub during meaningful events, so whether you are a real ale lover or someone who enjoys the weekly quiz down your local pubs are a core part of our identity and heritage," he said.

Camra has also released the full list of winners of its Local Pub of the Year prizes  chosen by local branches. All the pubs, including a community-owned venue and a pub on a railway station, will now compete to replicate The Bridge End Inn's success as National Pub of the Year .

BigHighlights

Michael Warren on heading up Harbour Hotels, his Hotel du Vin experience and why no two days are the same in hospitality
Small talk

Michael Warren on heading up Harbour Hotels, his Hotel du Vin experience and why no two days are the same in hospitality

Michael Warren spent 17 years at Hotel du Vin and Malmaison, helping with the development and expansion...

People on the Move in Hospitality: August 2014

People on the Move in Hospitality: August 2014

We've rounded up some of the latest movers and shakers in the hospitality industry, with the past...

60-Second Skill with Nigel Haworth: finely chopped onion

60-Second Skill with Nigel Haworth: finely chopped onion

Being able to chop finely is an essential skill if you want to make sauces or stocks...

Dish Deconstucted: José Pizarro's roasted monkfish with Serrano ham, black olives and thyme

Dish Deconstucted: José Pizarro's roasted monkfish with Serrano ham, black olives and thyme

At the recent Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress, chef and restaurateur José Pizarro revealed the method behind a dish full...

Infographic: How to handle angry customers

Infographic: How to handle angry customers

Dealing with angry customers can be one of the most difficult, stressful and challenging parts of working...

Joanne Barratt: Pearls of Wisdom
Pearls of Wisdom

Joanne Barratt: Pearls of Wisdom

QHotels’ group operations manager talks about how important a strong team culture is in maintaining excellent standards...

Find us on Facebook

Digital Edition - Restaurant Magazine

Access to the Restaurant Magazine digital edition