What We Do

The pub should be the centre or hub of community life and can also provide essential services beyond the usual drinks, food or entertainment. We are an organisation of specialist voluntary advisors for rural pubs and licensees who are thinking of broadening their range of services.  

We encourage good licensees communities, pub owners, breweries, local authorities and the private sector to work together to match community priority needs with additional services which can be provided by the local pub and a good licensee.

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Pig and Whistle raise a pint to their new shop


The Pig and Whistle pub at Littlehempston near Totnes officially opened its new village shop today with the support of rural pub champions Pub is The Hub returning an essential service back to the village. Licensees Phil and Donna raised a pint with their local milk supplier, Tony Gibson of Riverford Farm Dairy who is supplying…

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Pubs reap benefit of county council investment


A small business fund available from Ceredigion County Council has seen 10 out of the 70 projects in the scheme arising from pubs in the county following Pub is The Hub’s diversification model. Ceredigion County Council’s Micro Business Investment Fund* is a grant scheme that launched in July 2014 aimed at supporting new and existing…

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How Pub Is The Hub Can Help You

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Grow Your Pub's Local Services

We are an organisation of specialist voluntary advisors for rural pubs and licensees who are thinking of broadening their range of services.
Many licensees who do so find that they can secure a longer-term viability for their business as well as embedding themselves into the heart of their communities.

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Community Ownership

The local village pub is an integral part of community life but many pubs and rural services have struggled to operate as they used to, and in some cases have faced closure.
We can help local communities early in the decision-making process, giving them the advice they need to take ownership of their local pub.

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How You Can Support Pub Is The Hub

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Financial Support

We rely on donations and grants to support our largely voluntary organisation. Let us talk to you about how you can contribute to our work in rural services.  We may be able to assist some projects through our own Community Services Fund, which is to support projects as a fund of last resort, where no local funding for services currently exists.

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Support In Kind

If you can supply goods or services to support our work; whether in pubs or financially in support of our advisors, we would love to hear from you.

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Advisory Support

We are always interested to hear from people who have had experience in the pub, hospitality and property sectors and are keen to ‘give something back’ to an industry they love, for personal satisfaction rather than financial reward.