Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Lockdown Heroes 2020/2021

Thursday 11 March 2021

In 2020 we proudly announced the recipient of our first “Lockdown Heroes” award. It went to the White Hart at Chilsworthy for their superb effort to serve their local community throughout the covid crisis. They opened a village shop in their pub and made local deliveries of food and drink.

We are now able to announce a further 10 recipients, all who have gone the extra mile to serve their communities, or even support a more national effort, in getting us all through the gloom that is “lockdown”.

The pubs receiving these awards are:

The Bowgie Inn, Crantock, for organising on-line virtual walks of the area, including live-streaming daily outside the pub; also yoga classes, to help people's wellbeing. All these have been reportedly accessed by over half a million people around the world!

The Buller’s Arms, Landrake, for making home deliveries of meals in the local Saltash/Landrake area.

The Golden Lion, Menherion, for offering free meals to NHS and front-line workers; latterly delivering to volunteer staff at Stithians vaccination centre. ( refers)

The Norway Inn, Perranworthal, for making home-deliveries of meals and drink to the local area; available all day, every day.

The Manor House Inn, Rilla Mill, for delivering meals to those shielding in the local area.

The Victoria Inn, Roche, for making home deliveries of meals and drink to the local and surrounding area.

The St. John Inn, St. John Inn. Because of the first lockdown in March 2020 they accelerated development of a new build village shop in the pub car park. St John is fairly isolated with no other facilities. Now in lockdown 3 they are also offering printing facilities for all to use, including a colour laser printer, a laptop (for designing), and a laminator.

The Victoria Inn, Threemilestone, for making home-deliveries of meals and drink to the local area and also to local businesses for staff lunches. Donations of cases of drinks were made to key workers, care homes etc.

The County Arms, Truro, for offering free rooms to NHS workers at nearby Treliske Hospital.

The Caradon Inn. Upton Cross, for opening a substantial village shop in the pub to serve the locals in a remote location with few other facilities ("shop@the inn").

Ask any visitor to these shores “What is special and unique about Britain?” and they will probably answer “Pubs”. Well these 11 hostelries have taken “special” to a new level. CAMRA urges you all to visit your local pub as soon as it is permissible and safe to do so. If you can please visit one of these eleven who have done so much to support their communities. They deserve our support and we salute them.