Pubs across the UK found themselves with unused rooms and spaces when the country went into lockdown at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but wanted to utilise these uninhabited areas to benefit their communities.
Entertainment is a key part of our society, and with people suffering under the lockdown pubs up and down the country reached out to their communities to help connect and provide amusement and welcome relief.
One positive thing that came out of the coronavirus lockdown was the incredible community spirit people across the nation showed and pubs highlighted how important they are, even when their doors were closed.
Despite all the odds, hundreds of pubs continued to trade during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, with many of them not only maintaining decent sales through diversification, but also managing to serve the needs of their communities.
Pubs are well known for their support of charities, raising many millions of pounds a year, and while lockdown might have threatened their businesses, many operators continued to champion those charitable causes.