It's a charitable time of year and many pubs across the country are offering a free Christmas dinner to those in need.

 

These pubs are offering Christmas dinner on the house to the elderly, vulnerable, lonely, or just anyone needing company this year.

CAMRA's National Chairman Nik Antona said: "These are shining examples of how pubs play a pivotal role in our local communities. Having a safe and welcoming place to celebrate Christmas can make a tremendous difference to a person's mental health and wellbeing, especially for those who would otherwise spend the holidays alone.

"Pubs aren't just for Christmas, and many of these pubs offer vital social events and services for their community year-round. That's why we are running a campaign to highlight the important role that pubs play in combating social isolation and loneliness and celebrate the work they do at Christmas and beyond.

Pubs dishing up a free Christmas dinner include:

  • The Bull & Gate, London 
  • The Pride of the Peaks, New Mill, Peak District
  • Dorset Arms, Sussex
  • Blue Bell Inn, Carlton
  • The Red Lion, Brede 
  • Salwey Arms, Shropshire 
  • Hotham Arms, Yorkshire
  • Harbour Bar Gourdon, Scotland
  • Kingslodge Inn, Durham
  • Taffs Well Inn, Wales