|Posted by CAM-VIP on March 29, 2012 at 9:25 AM|
The month of April brings us CAMRA's latest initiative to save The Great British Pub. It is called Community Pubs Month. Throughout April, local pubs are encouraged to put on a myriad of events and themed nights to attract further trade. This is backed up by a website which contains ideas to increase footfall as well as a page where the locals that have signed up can be seen.
If a community pub near you has signed up and is going to the expense of organising events and theme nights, please support them. Give them a call and ask what they are doing on which dates, change your drinking habits for one month to spend a few full nights in a traditional pub and see how much fun it can be.
Give JD Wetherspoons, kiddy pubs and cafe pubs a miss for a month. Forget your friday night pub crawl for a month. Don't buy supermarket beer for a month - just give your local a try, you may actually like it :).
Real community pubs will be extinct soon without your help. Let April be a month of nostalgia, a month of community spirit and if it doesn't work as intended by increasing trade after the 30 days, at least it would have been a good send off for a fatally ill part of British culture.