We will drink to that
- Published on Thursday, 22 September 2011 11:45
- Posted by Scott Buckler
With British Pubs Week just over a month away, Community Pubs Minister Bob Neill met publicans and punters to celebrate all that is great about the 'British local' and to discuss how to make this year's pubs week the best yet
At the countdown launch, at the award winning Black Dog in London, Mr Neill told patrons he was keen to see the role of the 'local' recognised not just as a place to grab a swift pint but as an important social and economic hub in communities across the country.
British Pubs week, which kicks off on 28 October, will see hundreds of pubs across the country inviting customers old and new to join them for a week of special events, special offers and special experiences all celebrating the role of the 'local' in the community.
Community Pubs Minister Bob Neill said:
"Pubs are part of the fabric of local life - they are not just a place to meet friends over a pint but an important source of enterprise, business and community action. I think British Pubs Week can be another opportunity to recognise the unique contribution that pubs make to the communities they serve every week.
"The Government is committed to seeing a pubs community hub role continue, which is why we are helping with business rates, reviewing restrictive red tape, stopping unfair supermarket sales of below cost-price by alcohol and giving communities the power to step in and preserve their favourite locals."