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CAMRA praises pubs in England offering free children’s meals this week

The Campaign for Real Ale has praised the community spirit of publicans across England this week for offering free meals to local children during half term.

Local pubs in communities up and down the country are offering families free packed lunches and hot meals for children who may not otherwise get a nutritious meal during the half term holidays.

Commenting, CAMRA’s National Chairman Nik Antona said:

“Pubs across the country have shown that even when they are facing an existential crisis as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions reducing trade and turnover, they are still selflessly supporting their communities.

“Despite their own financial hardship, publicans are providing help and support when times are tough.

“It shows just what a force for good well-run local pubs are in our villages, towns and cities. We must do everything we can to support our pubs through the difficult weeks and months ahead so they can continue to play their part as a vital part of our social fabric, and can continue to provide for our communities.”


Ten examples of pubs in England that are offering free meals to local children this half term:

These examples were collated using the following sources: