Pubs, breweries, and taprooms are fighting for their very survival against Covid-19. Many are finding different and innovative ways to help their business weather the crisis – whether this is by launching hot food deliveries, encouraging locals to buy ‘gift cards’ for the summer or crowdfunding. There are plenty of ways that you can help support your favourite local business during this difficult time whilst adhering to the Government advice on social distancing measures.
Some local initiatives in the area include pubs having available for collection or delivery meals, drink, and groceries.
To find pubs offering takeaway or delivery services, please visit whatpub.com. CAMRA also has a list of breweries offering these services, which is available both on beerishere.org and camra.org.uk/pullingtogether/
And of course there is always an app!
Join the online community! Nothing can replace the local pub, but at CAMRA we are striving to bring people together to combat the loneliness and isolation imposed by these times. Why not join the online community? You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/pullingtogetherforpubspintsandpeople/
The Campaign for Real Ale
– Oxford Branch
We very pleased to announce that the new Oxford Drinker website has gone live this afternoon, so take a look at: Oxford Drinker
Sign up on the website for email updates, either as they happen or a weekly digest. And, most importantly of all, tell everyone you know and even people you don’t by using Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
For our launch we have a great tasting board of news and views, and we welcome your contributions. Get in touch with story ideas, and if you want to write for us – even better!
We haven’t ruled out returning to a printed magazine at some stage, but the new website will be updated whenever there’s something worth telling you such as pub and brewery news, ‘On Tour’ reports, national news about pubs and breweries, thought-provoking guest columnists, ‘Down Memory Lane’ and much more.
On this web site:
You can find out how to keep up with branch events in Latest news which also has a couple of articles that would appear in our branch magazine Oxford Drinker if we hadn’t suspended publication for a while. There is a complete guide to the new CAMRA Discount and Voucher schemes in CAMRA news. There are no social events or branch meetings while the current restrictions are in place but as soon as there are they will be in What’s On, which also includes the Branch Diary and upcoming beer festivals in the Beer Festival Diary.
You can download and read previous editions of our publication, back issues of Oxford Drinker.
If you are visiting Oxford, you can download our City centre pub guide with map or, for a wider view, the Oxford branch pub guide (which also includes Abingdon, Witney and villages round Oxford). You can also learn more about the branch beer & cider festival held at the Town Hall each year. Oxford CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2019 has some photographs of last year’s festival and an excellent ‘beer-festival-in-3-minutes’ time-lapse.
In view of the current febrile conditions it has been decided to cancel this years proposed festival in October. With luck we’ll be back in 2021.
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