We support pubs in crisis.
Lend your voice to our campaigns.

Join over 5,000 pub owners & supporters. Help us protect our great British pubs.

We support pubs in crisis.
Lend your voice to our campaigns.

Join over 5,000 pub owners & supporters. Help us protect our great British pubs.

We support pubs in crisis.
Lend your voice to our campaigns.

Join over 5,000 pub owners & supporters. Help us protect our great British pubs.

There has never been a greater need to support our pubs

The Forum of British Pubs has been formed to protect and preserve pubs and the people who run them.

We believe that pubs are valuable small businesses that form part of our national heritage and the beating heart of our communities. We believe they should be appreciated as the valuable resource that they are. Historically, tenants are often unfairly treated by the pub companies they are tied to, and the introduction of the Pubs Code has failed to deliver on its key principles. 

For the last three years our parent company, the Forum of Private Business, has been running a“Protect Your Pub” campaign. 

With the impact of COVID 19 and the shutdown of hospitality across the country, tenants need our help more than ever which is why we have developed the  campaign into a dedicated business support service.

We campaign for you

We give pub owners a voice in both local & national government and with the big pub companies.   

We represent our members with local and national government as well as the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). We regularly attend meetings with government and have direct contact with ministers. We represent our members with the Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA), Valuation Office Agency (VOA), planning departments and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) 

We also represent our members with pub landlords. We have contacts within the media who can shout about our campaign and tenants’ difficulties. We already have coverage in The Times, The Daily Mail and BBC news, local press and media.

There is strength in numbers and we speak for hundreds of campaign supporters and tenants. One voice alone may not be heard, but collectively it will.

There has never been a greater need to support our pubs

The Forum of British Pubs has been formed to protect and preserve pubs and the people who run them.

We believe that pubs are valuable small businesses that form part of our national heritage and the beating heart of our communities. We believe they should be appreciated as the valuable resource that they are. Historically, tenants are often unfairly treated by the pub companies they are tied to, and the introduction of the Pubs Code has failed to deliver on its key principles. 

For the last three years our parent company, the Forum of Private Business, has been running a“Protect Your Pub” campaign. 

With the impact of COVID 19 and the shutdown of hospitality across the country, tenants need our help more than ever which is why we have developed the  campaign into a dedicated business support service.

We campaign for you

We give pub owners a voice in both local & national government and with the big pub companies.   

We represent our members with local and national government as well as the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). We regularly attend meetings with government and have direct contact with ministers. We represent our members with the Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA), Valuation Office Agency (VOA), planning departments and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) 

We also represent our members with pub landlords. We have contacts within the media who can shout about our campaign and tenants’ difficulties. We already have coverage in The Times, The Daily Mail and BBC news, local press and media.

There is strength in numbers and we speak for hundreds of campaign supporters and tenants. One voice alone may not be heard, but collectively it will.

There has never been a greater need to support our pubs

The Forum of British Pubs has been formed to protect and preserve pubs and the people who run them.

We believe that pubs are valuable small businesses that form part of our national heritage and the beating heart of our communities. We believe they should be appreciated as the valuable resource that they are. Historically, tenants are often unfairly treated by the pub companies they are tied to, and the introduction of the Pubs Code has failed to deliver on its key principles. 

For the last three years our parent company, the Forum of Private Business, has been running a“Protect Your Pub” campaign. 

With the impact of COVID 19 and the shutdown of hospitality across the country, tenants need our help more than ever which is why we have developed the  campaign into a dedicated business support service.

We campaign for you

We give pub owners a voice in both local & national government and with the big pub companies.   

We represent our members with local and national government as well as the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). We regularly attend meetings with government and have direct contact with ministers. We represent our members with the Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA), Valuation Office Agency (VOA), planning departments and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) 

We also represent our members with pub landlords. We have contacts within the media who can shout about our campaign and tenants’ difficulties. We already have coverage in The Times, The Daily Mail and BBC news, local press and media.

There is strength in numbers and we speak for hundreds of campaign supporters and tenants. One voice alone may not be heard, but collectively it will.

We also provide essential business support

Practical, proactive guidance enables businesses to grow.

Once we’re through these troubled times, the Forum of British Pubs will continue to offer business support to pubs who are struggling to restart.

We specialise in helping pub and hospitality businesses that do not have HR and legal resources. We help pub owners to be legally compliant, saving time and reducing risk which also helps to save money. We also provide a variety of money-saving products and services which can save pubs hundreds of pounds every year.

Do you need help now?

Call us today on

01565 626056

We also provide essential business support

Practical, proactive guidance enables businesses to grow.

Once we’re through these troubled times, the Forum of British Pubs will continue to offer business support to pubs who are struggling to restart.

We specialise in helping pub and hospitality businesses that do not have HR and legal resources. We help pub owners to be legally compliant, saving time and reducing risk which also helps to save money. We also provide a variety of money-saving products and services which can save pubs hundreds of pounds every year.

Do you need help now?

Call us today on

01565 626056

We also provide essential business support

Practical, proactive guidance enables businesses to grow.

Once we’re through these troubled times, the Forum of British Pubs will continue to offer business support to pubs who are struggling to restart.

We specialise in helping pub and hospitality businesses that do not have HR and legal resources. We help pub owners to be legally compliant, saving time and reducing risk which also helps to save money. We also provide a variety of money-saving products and services which can save pubs hundreds of pounds every year.

Do you need help now?

Call us today on

01565 626056

Our lead campaigners

We will voice your issues with government, fight for rents to be cancelled and, once the current lockdown ends, we’ll be here to help you to get back in business.

Our lead campaigners

We will voice your issues with government, fight for rents to be cancelled and, once the current lockdown ends, we’ll be here to help you to get back in business.

Our lead campaigners

We will voice your issues with government, fight for rents to be cancelled and, once the current lockdown ends, we’ll be here to help you to get back in business.

Ian Cass

Managing Director, Forum of British Pubs.
MBA PhD.

A former drinks company director, Ian Cass has now taken the reins at the Forum of British Pubs and is looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead.

Ian lives in Cheshire with his family and began his career in 1981 with the Distillers Company, which eventually grew into Diageo. He started out as a junior salesman calling on pubs and bars throughout the UK, before managing UK sales and marketing teams with a focus on new product development and key account management.

Ian then formed several companies, specialising in new product development, research, training, and consultancy within the UK drinks market and created the Cheshire based Gin company “Hunters”.

Ian joined the Forum of Private Business in 2013 and became managing director in 2015.

Ian Cass quote in support of pubs
Dave Mountford supporting pubs

Dave Mountford,
Pub Defender

Pub owner & expert consultant.

Dave left Birmingham College of Food and Domestic Arts with a HND in Hotel Management and Institutional Catering.

He spent the majority of his early working life in contract catering management including five years employed in human resources at Toyota UK managing the catering contractors.

In 2007, Dave took on a pub with Punch Taverns and spent the majority of those 5 years in a non-stop battle with the company exposing their unfair business practices.

As a result of this experience, Dave has dedicated the last decade to championing tenants’ rights through his consultancy, Pub Defender. Dave and his family also run a privately owned free-of-tie pub in Cromford, Matlock, which has grown into a successful and thriving business.

Ian Cass quote in support of pubs

Ian Cass

Managing Director, Forum of British Pubs.
MBA PhD.

A former drinks company director, Ian Cass has now taken the reins at the Forum of British Pubs and is looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead.

Ian lives in Cheshire with his family and began his career in 1981 with the Distillers Company, which eventually grew into Diageo. He started out as a junior salesman calling on pubs and bars throughout the UK, before managing UK sales and marketing teams with a focus on new product development and key account management.

Ian then formed several companies, specialising in new product development, research, training, and consultancy within the UK drinks market and created the Cheshire based Gin company “Hunters”.

Ian joined the Forum of Private Business in 2013 and became managing director in 2015.

Dave Mountford supporting pubs

Dave Mountford,
Pub Defender

Pub owner & expert consultant.

Dave left Birmingham College of Food and Domestic Arts with a HND in Hotel Management and Institutional Catering.

He spent the majority of his early working life in contract catering management including five years employed in human resources at Toyota UK managing the catering contractors.

In 2007, Dave took on a pub with Punch Taverns and spent the majority of those 5 years in a non-stop battle with the company exposing their unfair business practices.

As a result of this experience, Dave has dedicated the last decade to championing tenants’ rights through his consultancy, Pub Defender. Dave and his family also run a privately owned free-of-tie pub in Cromford, Matlock, which has grown into a successful and thriving business.

Ian Cass quote in support of pubs

Ian Cass

Managing Director,
Forum of British Pubs.
MBA PhD.

A former drinks company director, Ian Cass has now taken the reins at the Forum of British Pubs and is looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead.

Ian lives in Cheshire with his family and began his career in 1981 with the Distillers Company, which eventually grew into Diageo. He started out as a junior salesman calling on pubs and bars throughout the UK, before managing UK sales and marketing teams with a focus on new product development and key account management.

Ian then formed several companies, specialising in new product development, research, training, and consultancy within the UK drinks market and created the Cheshire based Gin company “Hunters”.

Ian joined the Forum of Private Business in 2013 and became managing director in 2015.

Dave Mountford supporting pubs

Dave Mountford,
Pub Defender

Pub owner & expert consultant.

Dave left Birmingham College of Food and Domestic Arts with a HND in Hotel Management and Institutional Catering.

He spent the majority of his early working life in contract catering management including five years employed in human resources at Toyota UK managing the catering contractors.

In 2007, Dave took on a pub with Punch Taverns and spent the majority of those 5 years in a non-stop battle with the company exposing their unfair business practices.

As a result of this experience, Dave has dedicated the last decade to championing tenants’ rights through his consultancy, Pub Defender. Dave and his family also run a privately owned free-of-tie pub in Cromford, Matlock, which has grown into a successful and thriving business.

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Save time.
Save money.
Save pubs.