Pub is The Hub is a not-for-profit organisation, which offers independent specialist advice to publicans on rural services diversification so they can all provide viable local services or activities which add social value in their local area.  

The organisation was founded by His Majesty King Charles III, when he was HRH the Prince of Wales in 2001. Over the past 22 years Pub is The Hub has been able to help hundreds of pubs to diversify, with many receiving both advisory and financial support through our Community Services Fund. Pub is The Hub’s future vision, subject to funding, is to help 1,000 more pubs diversify over the next three years. 

In 2019 Pub is The Hub launched its ‘Join Inn – Last Orders for Loneliness’ initiative, which looks to support publicans and people living in their local areas to become better connected and in the process helping to alleviate lonelinessWe also collaborate and support the work of other complimentary organisations including INN CROWD, Creative Lives. Pub Aid and the Licensed Trade Charity,  to inspire publicans and pubs to be able to provide services so badly needed in many rural and other areas.

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Pub is The Hub can offer support and advice to publicans who are looking to broaden their range of services to help people in their local communities. Our team of expert regional advisors across the country  provide free advice and in some cases can help with funding support for diversification projects when available. Find out more >

Join Inn - 'Last Orders for Loneliness'


“It was important that we were able to connect with locals that were feeling isolated and needed support through the village shop. The expert help from our Pub is The Hub regional advisor and a Community Services Fund grant has really helped those living in the local area.”   Publican Laura Cook, The George in Tiffield, Northamptonshire. 


The community café has provided a place during the day where people can get together for a coffee, a chat and to meet other people. Many people who come along are very isolated and say they wouldn’t get to meet anyone else during the week. The café is brilliant and we love coming here.” Customer of The Blue Bell, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk

‘I read about Pub is The Hub’s ‘Join Inn – Last Orders for Loneliness’ initiative inspired us to put on more activities for locals to join in to help bring people together. We thought this is us and feel our pub is the community hub and we are more than just a pub.”  Publican Eileen Geater, of The George at Birkenshaw, near Bradford

“By working with Pub is The Hub we were able to get advice and a grant to provide the village store and coffee shop for people living locally.  We have had such great support and positive feedback from local residents to both the village store and the coffee shop. And as well as providing essential local services it is bringing new people into the pub.”   Owner of the Marquis of Granby and Brewster’s Brewery Sara Barton

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We rely totally on donations and grants to support our invaluable work, which is provided for free.

We may also be able to assist some projects if funding permits through our own Community Services Fund.

We’d love to hear from you if you can supply goods or services to support our work; whether in pubs or financially in support of our advisors or projects.

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We are always interested to hear from people who have had personal 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.

If you would like to help Pub is The Hub or think you would like to work with us as a regional advisor please contact


The local village pub is a vital and 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 try to help local communities early in their decision-making process, giving them the advice they need to consider the responsibilities and challenges of taking on the ownership of their local pub. To find out more.


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