Support NI’s local pubs & breweries as restrictions are lifted
Responding to the Executive’s decision to lift restrictions for pubs from 26th January, Chairperson of pubgoers group the Campaign for Real Ale NI Ruth Sloan said:
“Today’s decision is good news for our pubs, publicans and pub-goers. The end of table-service only requirements will be particularly welcome, helping pubs to operate at a decent capacity and turnover after months of devastating restrictions.
“However, ministers here and in Westminster will need to continue to support our local pubs, breweries and cider producers to fully recover to pre-pandemic levels of trade, compete with cheaper supermarket alcohol and continue to deal with employment, supply chain and cost of goods crisis.
“CAMRA is urging people to support pubs and choose drinks from small, local and independent breweries and cider makers in order to help our local producers and publicans recover, thrive and continue to play a vital role in bringing people together and tackling loneliness and social isolation.”