Welcome to Protect Pubs!
We are a network of pub campaigners, born out of a single twitter feed about pub campaigning, and described in the House of Commons as “the pre-eminent organisation campaigning for better protection for this country’s pubs”. While pubs are shut due to the coronavirus crisis, we stand alongside our colleagues across the industry, calling for #NoPubNoRent
We have campaigned tirelessly for reforms to planning laws to protect pubs from change of use. We were instrumental in changing planning law in May 2017, when the harmful loophole of permitted development was brought to an end, meaning that permission is now needed to demolish or change the use of pub buildings. Our campaigning will continue until pubs can compete fairly with other uses of land. Too many have been lost.
We support pub campaigners nationally. We are veterans of many pub campaigns and our network grows. We’ve learnt the pitfalls and potholes and can help you to avoid them and give your campaign the greatest chance of success.
We also speak for pubs and pub campaigning, and aim to give pubs and pub campaigners a voice within the mainstream media.
If you’re looking for support on running a pub campaign yourself or are a journalist wanting to hear true stories of why pubs close and the impact it has on communities, you’re in the right place!
Please follow us on twitter via @protectpubs for regular updates. Alternatively, see our Contact Us page for more information on getting in touch.