It's not going to be as good as a real visit - but for now - it's all we've got!
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has created their very own online virtual pub to help tackle social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Red (On)Lion is a video platform where anyone can join the public bar for a lively chat over a beer or book a table to set up video conferencing for up to four participants.
They’ll also be looking to introduce activities, events and pub quizzes on the platform over the coming weeks. There’s also a list of upcoming events including:
14th April – British brews with master trainer Christine Cryne
21st April – Intro to cider with ciderologist Gabe Cook
28th April – Belgian beers with beer sommelier Jane Peyton
12th May – Hombrewer Andy Parker explains all on homebrewing
19th May – Podcaster Emma Inch to discuss sustainability in beer
Nik Antona, CAMRA’s National Chairman said: “While nothing can replace the community created by a real local pub, we wanted to create a home where the nation’s beer and cider drinkers can come together for a chat and a drink. We’re all experiencing social isolation and loneliness, so now it is more important than ever before to come together as a community to support one another.”