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Emotional night: operator Kevin Shepherdson has described last orders at his pub, the Old Horse

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Shutdown is ‘a strange new experience for us all’

By Emily Hawkins

Operator Kevin Shepherdson is usually the one asking customers how they are doing, however, in this uncertain time for pubs, roles have reversed and his regulars have been calling up to check in.

Home for heroes: pub operators reveal why they have offered their rooms to front-line NHS staff for free

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Pubs encouraged to lend rooms to desperate NHS workers

By Emily Hawkins

Publicans have said turning their spare rooms into accommodation for NHS workers is an easy way for them to give back to their community and encouraged others to do the same.

Roller coaster of emotions: operator Brendan Padfield shares his experiences of the past fortnight

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‘Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst’

By Brendan Padfield

Brendan Padfield usually spends his days running the award-winning Unruly Pig pub in Bromeswell, Suffolk. Here, he shares his thoughts about the realities faced by publicans.

Keep connected: despite pub closures, a family brewer is keeping the community connected through the launch of its virtual pub

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Virtual pub ‘brings community together’

By Alice Leader

An independent family brewer and pub operator, Wadworth, is keeping its community connected by bringing the essence of a pub virtually through Facebook.

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