CAMRA’s response to ONS pub closure statistics
CAMRA's Chief Campaigns and Communications Officer Tom Stainer said: "These shocking new figures show the huge loss that has been felt by communities up and down the country as beloved locals have closed down. By focussing on the stability of turnover from pubs and bars since the recession this study fails to measure the loss of the benefits that local pubs bring to their communities. Pubs play a unique role in offering a social environment to enjoy a drink with friends, they help combat isolation and loneliness and help people feel connected to their community.
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