The BBC have commissioned Bone Soup to produce a Tom Kerridge-fronted series championing British pubs.

Famous the world over, Britain’s pubs have been part of our way of life for centuries. At the neighbourhood ‘local’, generations have unwound after a hard day’s work, toasted their victories and drowned their sorrows. To this day it remains the beating heart of our communities.

But this great British institution is in crisis. Between 2000 and 2019 over 13,000 pubs called last orders for ever. That’s one in four of our beloved boozers lost, never to return.

Tom Kerridge, landlord of three innovative pubs, has decided to fight back on behalf of the industry he loves and will work with four pubs in peril, throwing his energy and business know-how into helping secure their long-term futures.