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Community Pubs

This area provides you with news items, background information and links to share information on the running of community pubs.  If you have any interesting articles or information to share then please get in touch with us at [email protected].

15 August 2023 – ITV News : Punters enjoy first pint in North Yorkshire pub bought by Community.

Locals in a North Yorkshire village have bought their local pub after a 15-year campaign to bring it into community ownership.  The Travellers Rest in Skeeby, Richmond. Today (26 May 2023) staff poured the first pints since over 250 members of the community bought shares in the pub – including Prime Minister and local MP Rishi Sunak.  Please see the article and video report here.

9 August 2023  Plunkett Report – Community Pubs: A Better Form of Business.

This publication provides quantitative and qualitative information about the size, characteristics and performance of the community pub sector in the UK. For ten years, the Better Form of Business report has been building on what we now know about the sector as it becomes ever more established.  Please see the article here

Where can I find out more?

If you do a search for Community Pubs you will find lots of references, but here are some of our favourites –

Pub is the Hub 

CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) 

Plunkett Foundation 

An “Independent’ viewpoint