Pubs we love in our communities
Great British Pubs swing into action during times of difficultly in the UK, that’s why we love them so much. In times of need, your local pub is there raising money, supporting those in need, refreshing the nation, or simply offering a friendly face on the other side of the bar. Here, we celebrate those pubs that went the extra mile during lockdown.
We all know that pubs are the hubs of our neighbourhoods.
There has been plenty of unsung heroes out there willing to stand up within their local area. They’re the ones that have kept their businesses open, their team employed, and the community refreshed.
Take a look at some of our fabulous pubs that have supported their local communities during these difficult times.
We love our pubs that go that extra mile
Shout out to those pubs doing their bit or adding value to their communities.
The Ram Inn in Brundall has transformed its windows into colourful displays of hope in response to the pandemic. The pub is donating a pound for each rainbow, with local customers and groups donating money too, all of which will go to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
The New Parkgate Hotel in Coventry has rallied together to support and tackle loneliness in its community by regularly reaching out to customers during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The initiative involves a daily 'checking in' message that goes out to members of the community who are are feeling down.
Whilst continuing to serve the local village and vulnerable members of the community with a fantastic food delivery service, they're also keeping people at home entertained. John has been hosting a virtual music quiz on Facebook every 3 days, which is proving very popular!
The Lord Nelson has transformed itself into a village shop so that locals don't have to travel too far from home. And you can order freshly cooked to order meals from their menu at a reduced price, all delivered by Emilie. Selected drinks are also available for delivery if you're ordering food!
Eduardo Dantas has been delivering up to 60 freshly cooked meals to NHS workers at Kings College Hospital. Eduardo pays for, prepares and delivers the meals himself. He was moved to tears when following one normal daily delivery, he was invited into the staff room for a round of applause as staff showed their appreciation. And is now collecting donations to keep the momentum going. Amazing work!
Being closed hasn't stopped the Myrtle Friends Community spirit! Scott and Rob have been dropping off care packages, including food and household essentials, to those that needs it in the community. They have also launched a befriending service to combat loneliness and support mental health. Any of their customers can sign up for a call twice a week to check in and have a friendly chat.
The Tom Treddlehoyle Pogmoor pub in Barnsley has allowed NHS staff to use their car park free of charge during this period of uncertainty. And they continue to support Barnsley Hospice through donations and virtual events for the community.
The Rose and Crown Holylandswaine, Sheffield, have started a drive through fish and chips collection service to feed customers within their local community. But you can only book through their Facebook page to ensure you get a delivery slot, keeping you and the pub safe. Don't miss out! And don't forget to add locally made ice cream to your order... you won't regret it.
Before closing The Beehive continued supporting the local community and especially due to their proximity to Southmead Hospital, the tremendous work of the NHS plus all emergency services personnel gave those teams blue-light discounts. Now after closure their carpark has been given over to NHS parking.
The New Inn Pub in Dowlish Wake has joined forces with the Neighbourhood Watch to help out the local community. We can help with essential shopping, picking up prescriptions, dog walking, or simply posting some mail. Our takeaway service has been extended to include free delivery and contactless payments.
Supporting our local community is really important to us, especially in these difficult times. In light of recent events, we are offering a limited meal on wheels service to any of our elderly customers in the Haughton area. Deliveries will be made between 4:30pm and 5:30pm and moving forwards, deliveries will be available Tuesday to Sunday.
If there are any residents in isolation that are in need of assistance with shopping or any other day-to-day tasks, we are here to help for as long as we are open.
The Plough in Greetham will be hosting hot community takeaway lunches. Please let us know if you would like a meal and whether you will be collecting or require a delivery.
In light of recent events, The Anchor Inn at Thornbury is now offering a delivery service for those in self-isolation. Between 12pm-2pm, we will be delivering freshly prepared meals to your home (within a 5 mile radius).
The Lord Nelson, Topsham is launching a delivery and takeaway service for Topsham and Countess Weir. This also includes Sunday lunches if you order the day before!