CAMRA, The Campaign for Real Ale has published research that shows 26 pubs every month are being closed forever. That is more than one pub every weekday. In response to these startling findings, the Community Pubs Foundation has been launched to help communities save their locals.
CAMRA surveyed Local Authorities to discover how many pubs in their areas were being lost. The startling result was that 26 pubs a month are being demolished or converted to houses, restaurants, shops and offices. Across the country 438 pubs remained closed with an uncertain future.
Find out more at Pub Closed Forever Everyday!
In the 1930s the Anglo-French writer Hilaire Belloc penned the following cautionary warning:
When you have lost your inns drown your empty selves, for you will have lost the last of England!
from The British Pub at greatblighty.com