For 2013 the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) had set a target of 300 pubs being listed by their local communities as Assets of Community Value as part of its campaign to try to save pubs. Just as Xmas arrived CAMRA proudly announced that it was well on course to hit what was seen as an ambitious target. It had by then already reached 276 pubs nationwide having been registered during 2013, and that was with more registrations still to be formally notified to CAMRA.
A CAMRA representative said “We are looking forward to pushing further and we aim to have 400 listed pubs by the end of next year (2014), which should be more than achievable”.
Save The Red Lion Campaign added the Red Lion to the CAMRA numbers when it persuaded East Devon District Council to list it back in September.