A bar tender pulling a pint behind the bar. There are other people in the background, and it looks like a nice atmosphere.

Community pubs have an open and voluntary membership, giving members part ownership of the community business.

All members have an equal say in how they want their local pub to be run, regardless of the number of shares they purchase

Community pubs are being established in both rural and urban communities, and the motivation for doing so will be much the same. For some, the main motivation will be to safeguard the only remaining pub left in a local community, or to save a valued asset from redevelopment.

For others, it will be to establish a high-quality service that meets local needs. The major benefit in all cases will be the creation of a community hub in which all members of a community can come together, interact and socialise.

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