Well, there is! There are now 128 MPs and Lords in the Save the Pub Group, and with each new member, there is a new voice championing the cause of the nation’s ale- and pub-lovers. The group believe that traditional British pubs, which provide an environment for sociable and controlled drinking, are hugely important to their communities as a focus for community, social, sporting and charitable activities. This is why the Group is profoundly concerned that much loved and valued pubs across the country are being closed, for many different reasons, when often they don’t need to; and why they demand greater Government support and better legislation.

The Save the Pub Group, with the support of CAMRA, gives MPs help and guidance in support of campaigns against pub closures in their constituency, but mostly campaign on a number of key issues affecting pubs and beer.

Currently, the group are calling for:

The Group held a high profile reform rally as well as a meeting with big pubco bosses to hold them to account.

Mike Benner, National Chief Executive of the Campaign for Real Ale, reckons that "the Group is invaluable in helping to build Parliamentary support for CAMRA's key campaigns to protect pubs. I hope that CAMRA members up and down the country will encourage their MP to join the Group, and support their important work in protecting the future of Britain's valued community pubs." The Group ask you all to write to your local MP (who can be found at www.parliament.uk) and ask them to join the Group, to support its work, and to fight for pubs, brewers and beer-lovers across the country. Beyond that, the Group asks you to keep supporting your local CAMRA branch and keep visiting the many wonderful real-ale pubs!