Can a love of community save Britain’s boozers?
4 Nov 2019
Can a love of community save Britain’s boozers?

As drinking habits shift from indulgent to restrained, the British pub is facing a sizeable set of challenges. But as people continue to seek out social hubs, the future of the British pub needn’t look bleak. How is a love of community serving hope to British watering holes?

Tom Stainer

Tom Stainer is the chief executive of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). He has worked there since 2006. His background is in journalism and he has previously worked on pub-trade publication The Morning Advertiser and was editor of the Morning Advertiser Scotland before being hired by CAMRA as editor of its membership publication What’s Brewing.

Duncan Smith

Duncan Smith is Plunkett Foundation’s communication manager. Previously working as a journalist, Duncan has reported on the loss and resurrection of services among rural and local communities.

Hugh Thomas

Hugh Thomas writes about food, beer, and sustainable farming for magazines and blogs. Also a researcher, he's produced reports and provided consultancy support for food brands such as McCain, PepsiCo, and Epicurean Events.