Local MP visits two community pubs in Accrington

The Arden Inn and The Abbey, community pubs in the heart of Accrington, hosted a visit from the Local MP, Sara Britcliffe last week, on Wednesday the 31st of August. The pubs owned by UK’s leading community pub group, Admiral Taverns are run by passionate and dedicated licensees Mark Jackson at The Arden Inn and well-known duo, Lorraine, and Michael Morris at The Abbey.

Sara Britcliffe, Local MP for Hyndburn commented on the visit: “It was great to visit Admiral Taverns pubs The Abbey and the Arden Inn today. Community pubs are so important to areas like Hyndburn & Haslingden, and they need our support now more than ever. It was informative to speak to the pub licensees and listen to their concerns, so I can continue to push for parliament to back our pubs”

Pubs have highlighted the important role they play in communities and everyday lives over the past year, bringing people closer together, even when shut. Admiral Taverns recently invested a combined total of over £300,000 into both community pubs in Accrington, to ensure they have long-term sustainable futures.

Commenting on the visits, Greg Beresford, Business Development Manager at Admiral Taverns, commented: “It was a pleasure to host MPSara Britcliffe at both The Abbey and Arden Inn, where we recently invested a combined total of over £300,000 to ensure they continue to thrive in their communities. Community pubs are an integral part of the UK’s social tapestry, and the impact of the energy price rises are truly frightening. A small business price cap is essential if we want to retain local pubs and the jobs and support, they provide to their communities across the UK.”

The visit couldn’t have come at a more important time, with many pubs at risk of closure following the rise in energy prices. Admiral Taverns were part of six pub companies who recently wrote an open letter to the Government warning small businesses will close and jobs will be lost if immediate action isn’t taken on energy bills for businesses.