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CAMRA comment on Heineken selling package of 150 pubs from across the UK

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Please find the below comment from CAMRA on the news that Heineken will be selling a package of 150 former-Punch pubs from across the UK:

Ben Wilkinson, CAMRA National Director, said: “Having decided to dispose of these pubs, we welcome Heineken’s responsible decision to market them as going concerns and seek a different pub operator to take them on. Most important though will be the intention of the purchaser, and local communities deserve rapid assurances from any new operator that they are committed to the future of these pubs rather than asset stripping.

“Academic research shows local pubs help people live happier lives, have more close friends, and stay more connected with their communities. It’s essential that these pubs, many of which are at the heart of their local area, are given a fair chance to thrive under new ownership.”