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


CAMRA’s 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 of the pubs helping out this half-term

  • The Railway Tavern, Dereham, Norfolk NR19 1HB, offering hot lunches
  • The Crown, Hastings TN34 3BN, offering packed lunches
  • The Duke of Richmond, 316 Queensbridge Rd, London E8 3NH, offering packed lunches
  • The Peterville Inn, St Agnes, Cornwall TR5 0QU, offering pasta dishes and free tea and coffee for parents/guardians
  • The Windmill Inn, Portishead, North Somerset BS20 6JZ, offering packed lunches
  • The Registry, 23-29 Leicester Street, Walsall WS1 1PT, offering packed lunches
  • The Lingmell Inn, Murihead Avenue East, Liverpool L11 1EP, offering packed lunches and £1 dine-in children’s meals
  • The Eagle, Albion Way, Blyth NE24 5BJ, offering packed lunches and Sunday lunch
  • The Bellflower, Parkside Ln, Garstang, Preston PR3 0JA, offering packed lunches
  • The Greystones, Greystones Road, Sheffield S11 7BS, offering packed lunches

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