Public houses have faced increasing difficulties in terms of financial viability as a result of changes to drinking habits and the price and availability of alcohol via supermarkets.

Despite this pubs can be the centre of small communities, providing opportunities to combat isolation and provide space for social and leisure activities (games, quizzes, festivals, and sports clubs).

Saving pubs as a result of community action has become more common with users clubbing together to buy the premises and run them for the benefit of a village or neighbourhood providing opportunities for volunteering as well as providing jobs.

One example in Llanarmon-yn-Ial, Wales is a pub that is run by the local community after it was bought by members.