Heart of the Community

    Pubs are woven into the social fabric of neighbourhoods across the country. In many places, they are the last remaining community space. A place to meet with friends and family, form relationships and stave off loneliness.

    The Power of Pubs

    In 2021, during the pandemic, think tank Localis researched the numerous social benefits of pubs in communities and how they contribute to the levelling up agenda.

    How many pubs are there in communities across the UK?
    Pub numbers have been slowly declining across the UK for decades but recent shocks, such as the pandemic and the energy crisis, have put our pubs under more pressure than ever before.