In April, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) will be celebrating Community Pubs Month, which seeks to encourage more people to visit their local.

Community Pubs Month gives local CAMRA branches a chance to work directly with licensees across the country to promote the role of the pub in their communities through specific events taking place.

To mark the occasion, licensees can plan some community-focused events in April. These could include events such as charity fun days, barbecues, quizzes and live music entertainment. Local CAMRA branches will be able to supply pubs with promotional materials including beer mats and posters to support community pubs.

To make it even easier for licensees to promote their activities, CAMRA is also in the process of updating its "What Pub" resource which allows beer-lovers to easily search for local pubs from any location.

Soon, licensees will be invited to edit their pub page to include information about events they will be putting on and special brews they are serving which will be available for the million visits What Pub every month.

Make sure to start using the twitter handle #communitypubsmonth and adding CAMRA_Official on Twitter and Instagram to share your best photos of your community events.

We hope pubs will put on some great events throughout April to attract new locals and celebrate the important role that pubs play in our communities.

I think we can all cheers to that!