Love your local? Make 2020 the Summer of Pub

CAMRA’s ‘Summer of Pub’ campaign is back this year to get as many people as possible enjoying the season of good – well, better – weather by heading down to their local for a pint.

We will be celebrating how our nation’s pubs offer numerous benefits to people’s mental and social well-being and play an instrumental role in the communities they serve. Drinking cheap supermarket booze at home does little to improve your life – but change that setting to the social environment of a pub and you can increase your happiness, make friends and connect with others in your local community, while still enjoying the tipple of your choice.

Campaigning to support Britain’s pubs is something anyone can get involved in and can be as simple as stepping out the door and taking a stroll to a local. And if you can encourage some friends or family to join you, then all the better.

CAMRA’s Pub Campaigns Director, Ben Wilkinson, said: “We are kicking off the celebrations on 8th May. This is the Bank Holiday weekend when the Government has extended licensing hours for pubs across England and Wales to mark the 75th anniversary of VE day – truly, making the event a PUBlic holiday! We look forward to seeing plenty of people down their local, raising a glass to three quarters of a century of freedom in Europe – and, of course, the start of Summer!”

As the season progresses, make sure to plan a pub visit for some of our key celebratory dates, whether it’s the UEFA Euro Championships (12 June – 12 July), Beer Day Britain (15 June), the Great British Beer Festival (4 – 8 August), or one of many others, leading up to the closing PUBlic Holiday weekend (29 – 31 August).

So head down to the pub, make friends and memories, and – most importantly – shout about how much you love your local this Summer. You can share the fun by supporting Summer of Pub on social media – let us know how you’re be celebrating by sharing photos of you and friends in the pub using the hashtag #SummerofPub.

This is a preliminary article.
To find out more and see Summer of Pub events near you, visit www.camra.org.uk/summerofpub

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