CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, hasannounced their list of over 200 Local Pubs of the Year to help launch April’s Community Pubs Month and the Eight Jolly Brewers in Gainsborough has made the grade.
CAMRA volunteers across the UK judge the pubs in their area to find their Branch’s Pub of the Year looking at decor, value for money, customer service, and of course, the quality of their real ale.
The local branch winners then go forward to battle it out in the regional heats in their quest to become National Pub of the Year which will be announced in early 2016.
Tom Stainer, CAMRA Head of Communications, said: “Community Pubs Month is about highlighting the important role pubs play in Community life and no pubs are better examples of fantastic locals than these two hundred CAMRA branch winners.”
“Each one of them has been judged the best in their respective area and are well worth seeking out for any would-be ale lovers.”
Recent CAMRA research showed 75 per cent of pub-goers believe a well run community pub is as important to community life as a post office, local shop or community centre but despite this 29 pubs are still being lost in the UK every week.
Tom added: “Pubs play an essential role in our communities and are clearly very highly valued, but despite this are still being lost at an alarming rate across the UK.”
“The best way people can protect their local’s future is by getting down there and supporting it which is why throughout April CAMRA will be calling on people to visit their local pub and support an important British industry.”
Community Pubs Month is the ideal opportunity for licensees to engage with members of their surrounding community by running events throughout April.
Not only will this improve the reputation of your pub, but could also attract new regular customers.
If any Gainsborough pubs would like to download the free Community Pubs Month artwork and poster’s, or to find out more about how licensees can engage with their local community, visit www.communitypubscampaign.org.uk.