Pub Minister Jake Berry has thrown his support behind CAMRA’s Summer of Pub campaign, a new initiative to get people down to the pub this summer kicking off this bank holiday weekend.
Commenting on the story, Minister Jake Berry said: “I am really pleased to support the Summer Of Pub this year by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), which marks the beginning of the ‘Great British Summer’ by celebrating another of the UK’s great institution – the pub. The ‘local’ is where people enjoy a pint, relax and spend time with one another, whether it is watching their team win, sampling their favourite beverage or hosting a charity fundraiser.
“The UK also boasts some of the world’s best rural pubs, which are increasingly diversifying. Many are doing so with help from Pub is the Hub, which is supported by the Government to provide new, or replace lost, community services in rural areas. The Government recently announced a round of funding totalling £188,000 for Pub is the Hub to deliver community services alongside their drinks; from allotments, post offices and shops to children’s play areas and cinemas.
“CAMRA’s Summer of Pub is all about the idea that locals aren’t just places to drink, they provide space for socialising, events and they create thousands of jobs. It is important that they continue to be able to do so and this summer is a perfect opportunity to go and explore what your community pub has to offer.”
Summer of Pub kicks off this weekend (24 May), with the simple aim to encourage pub-going throughout the summer. The consumer organisation has written to thousands of pubs across the country encouraging them to host celebratory events to help more people rediscover their love for the great British local.