Pubs

Wonston Arms named CAMRA Pub of the Year 2019

The Wonston Arms, a community pub saved from closure has been named the best in the country in CAMRA’s prestigious National Pub of the Year Awards 2018, the most respected and well-known pub accolade in the UK The pub was derelict and empty just four years ago when the owner…


Beer and pub campaigners cheer duty freeze

The Chancellor’s surprise decision to freeze Beer Duty has been welcomed by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) The Chancellor also announced rate relief for businesses with a rateable value under £51,000, which will see rates bills cut by a third for around 90% of independent small business, including pubs….


Long Live The Local

Britain’s Beer Alliance has launched a new campaign called ‘Long Live The Local’ The new campaign’s mission is to celebrate the important role local pubs play in Britain’s community, culture and national identity. It will also call for a cut in the devastatingly high beer duty, which the Government has…


MPs call on the Government to save the Great British pub

More than 100 MPs have backed an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament which calls on the Government to take further steps to reduce the tax burden on pubs in a bid to halt pub closures. Tabled by Toby Perkins MP, who sits as the Chair of the All Party…


The Story of English Inns

Released in 1944, this film tells the story of the roles inns have played in England over the years and the social centres they were in the 1940s A number of pubs appear in this film, though most of these are in Southern England. These include (in order of appearance):…