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People with a local pub ‘significantly happier’ according to study




Regulars at pubs tend to have more friends according to Oxford researchers
Regulars at pubs tend to have more friends according to Oxford researchers

They have played a key role in British social life since the 16th century but now new research has shown what those who enjoy a tipple in their local already know - living near a pub makes you happier.

As well as offering a setting to enjoy food and drink pubs also play an integral role in offering a place where people can meet and make friends and mix with people from their communities - something researchers found is increasingly important in a world where people often communicate from afar using social media.

Regulars with a local pub nearby were found to be “significantly” happier, have more friends, improved social skills, better life satisfaction, and actually drink in more moderation. The report, for the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), highlights the importance of face-to-face interaction.


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