Real ale group CAMRA has created a virtual pub for drinkers to get together for a pint to help tackle loneliness and social isolation felt during the lockdown pub closures.

The Red (On)Lion is a video platform where anyone can enjoy a chat over a drink.

Tables can take part in games and can tune into presentations and events like pub quizzes and expert-led tutored tastings.

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The platform also supports Facebook LIVE streaming for pub quizzes and other events run by brewers and pubs, who can submit them for sharing at:

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. “


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