Nearly 2,000 pubs, breweries and cideries are now offering takeaway or delivery services to help keep themselves afloat and keep customers served during the coronavirus lockdown, according to the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
CAMRA has put together a directory of these initiatives as part of the Pulling Together campaign, launched in partnership with SIBA and Crowdfunder, to “encourage beer and cider drinkers to support the industry during this time of crisis and shop locally for their favourite brew”.
The campaign comprises over 1,276 pub initiatives, 600 brewery initiatives and 107 cider initiatives.
Ben Wilkinson, CAMRA national director said: “This is the most extensive list out there of safe and legal takeaway and delivery initiatives offering beer and cider around the country. Anyone who loves quality real ale or cider should use this resource to support local businesses, so they’re able to reopen once this crisis has passed.
“Many pubs are relying on our ongoing support to keep afloat right now, and the best way we can ensure they still exist once the restrictions are lifted is to keep giving them our business.”
The news comes as CAMRA launched an online virtual pub called the Red (On)Lion to help combat loneliness and social isolation during the Covid-19 lockdown.