The unprecedented restrictions introduced by the Government as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak have had a significant effect on all our lives, as well as on the business operations of pubs and breweries, with their very survival threatened.
Pubs and breweries across the UK have risen to the challenge in the face of unprecedented levels of uncertainty while we all fight the spread of COVID-19.
Pub have been ordered to close, except for the provision of off-sales and deliveries. A number of pubs have chosen to adapt their businesses during this time to offer takeaway beer, cider and food. In fact, the Government has temporarily relaxed planning rules to enable pubs which wouldn’t ordinarily be permitted to serve takeaway food to do so.
CAMRA’s position throughout this national crisis has been to recommend its members follow the most up-to-date official guidance, and this remains the case. It can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
CAMRA is working to highlight how people can continue to support pubs and clubs and has teamed up with the Society of Independent Brewers to launch its #PullingTogether campaign.
We have also updated our National Pubs Database, What Pub to provide details of all pubs that we are aware are now offering a take-away or delivery service.
In addition on this page we are providing details of any special initiatives involving real ale that we are aware of in the Surrey Hants Borders Branch Area. If you are aware of any local initiatives that are being developed pleased let us know and we will be happy to add them shortly.