A dedicated website listing and promoting pubs in East Devon has been created and launched by local MP Simon Jupp.
The website address is eastdevonpubs.co.uk and the site contains a map allowing users to discover some hidden gems in East Devon or simply to find out more about pubs locally. As well as detailing the location, the website also contains a description of the pub and a link to their website. There’s also a gallery section so users can visually appreciate some of the great boozers in the area. Pubs are more than welcome to contact Simon to add pictures of their pub too.
The site has been created to give the local pub trade a boost following many months of being closed due to COVID-19.
Research reveals there were 40,866 pubs in England and Wales before the pandemic hit. Their figures reveal that 473 have closed for good since then which is the equivalent of roughly one a day.
Simon Jupp, MP for East Devon, said: “I’ve always loved a proper pub and here in East Devon we are lucky to have many to choose from. It’s so important to do what we can to support them during this challenging time for the hospitality sector. I have been talking with many pub landlords in my constituency and helped them gain access to government grants or obtain licences to create or extend their outdoor drinking areas. I don’t just want our local pubs to survive, I want them to thrive, which is why I’ve launched this website dedicated to the pubs of East Devon. Cheers!”
Picture: Simon Jupp, MP for East Devon, and Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton and Honiton, outside the Greyhound Country Inn at Fenny Bridges.