Welcome to the Community Pubs website. Here you will find information about all your best local pubs in detail.
The first pubs can be dated back to Roman times where people gathered to plan business transactions and barter with the help of a heady mix of wine and meats or cheese. Nevertheless, it wasn’t until the Anglo Saxon period that pubs became a British stalwart, with the introduction of alehouses.
These establishments quickly became popular, acting as places for the community to gather, gossip and arrange work. As soon as 965AD alehouses were so popular that King Edgar ruled that there should only be one per community. As pubs developed, local lords of the manor and gentry began running them as inns, using aristocratic names for their establishments.