Why create such a website?
It’s no secret that pubs and bars across the UK are finding times harder than ever. With smoking bans, tax increases and more, there just aren’t as many people going out to their local pubs and bars as there used to be.
We wanted to do our bit to try and fight this trend in our area, by providing local pubs and bars an additional channel through which they can promote everything about their establishments to the local community.
This isn’t a website aimed at encouraging irresponsible drinking. Rather, its aim is to promote the many events that pubs host each day across Renfrewshire, to grow awareness of their efforts.
Why is Renfrewshirepubs.co.uk different to other similar sites?
The main difference – it’s focused on Renfrewshire. There are other directories out there listing pubs and bars from all over the UK, but they charge for web links and charge for additional info. We offer links to sites and Facebook pages free of charge, as well as listing all information we deem suitable in relation to news and events from those local pubs.
How can local pubs, bars and areas benefit from this site?
Our hope is that awareness of their existence will be the biggest benefit. We’re leaning on our knowledge of all things Internet to really push the level of traffic to the site and related Facebook page, amongst other things. That means that pubs will be found easier on search engines, with events being promoted to a wider audience. The hope is that we can encourage people to try different events across the area, as well as providing visitors to the area with good information on what’s on. Pubs can of course help with this, by regularly providing us with information on what they have on.
What sorts of information should local pubs be sending?
There really isn’t much we won’t post. We DO NOT promote irresponsible drinking, therefore we will shy away from posting anything relating to drinks promotion and discounts. Other than that, if it’s sociable, we’ll post it! Some examples of events we’ve posted to date include:
- Weekly Poker nights
- Weekly Karaoke and Pub Quiz nights
- Open Mic Nights
- Live Music Acts
- Comedy Nights
- Charity Nights
- Major Sporting Events
We’re happy to accept any of the above and more, as well as pictures, information and general news. If it relates to your Renfrewshire Pub, let us know!