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Rural pubs 'vital' for Manx community

MHK asks about government support for village inns

What government is doing to protect pubs in rural communities.

That's the subject of a series of questions from Arbory, Castletown and Malew MHK Jason Moorhouse at this morning's sitting of the House of Keys.

While the relaxation of social distancing measures allowed pubs to reopen their doors this month, not all premises have done so.

Mr Moorhouse believes such businesses have a vital role to play:

But how much of going to the pub is down to cost? The atmosphere? The location?

Manx Radio's Alex Wotton went down to Strand Street in Douglas to find out what people thought of the changing pub landscape:


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