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16th December 2021

CityStack launches a unique Christmas gift for Londoners who want to discover and support independent pubs whilst saving money

After months of struggling to run their businesses, pubs are still desperately trying to tread water in order to help themselves through this global pandemic: the market is expected to recover to 64% of the pre-pandemic levels this year and should fully recover in 20241. On top of that, with the current record inflation rate2, consumers may be reluctant to budget for going out.

While big chains may be well equipped to weather the current economic situation, it’s much harder for independent pubs to keep their business afloat.

In response to that situation, CityStack decided to launch a unique ethical Christmas gift that allows Londoners to discover and support some of the best independent pubs whilst saving £100.

This unique collection pack offers ten money-saving coasters, each giving £10 off a £20 spend at one of the independent London pubs that are part of the collection: it’s a total of £100 savings offered per pack.
To use it, simply show the coaster to each pub’s bartender and get £10 off your order on any item from the menu at any time.

Save money and support independent pubs

CityStack is not only about enjoying a good beer and a juicy burger in a happy atmosphere; it’s also about helping great independent pubs stay on track. Thanks to an advanced ranking model and visiting scores of venues, some of the very best pubs have been hand-picked with meticulous care to create a unique collection to offer for Christmas. All have something particularly special to offer: whether you want to grab a seasonal brew in the hidden garden of the Crown and Shuttle, enjoy the wooden clad décor whilst eating some delicious Thai food at Mc & SONS, or sitting in front of the roaring fire in winter, listening to traditional music and drinking a Guinness at the Skehans, you won’t be disappointed.

These outstanding independent pubs are willing to offer an exclusive discount with CityStack because it drives new customers to visit and discover them. Customers who use the packs save money when visiting the pubs… It is a win-win!

“When CityStack came to us to join the initiative, we were delighted to take part, especially after months of closure. We are more than happy to welcome and meet new people from across the city and do what we do best – hospitality”

Dean Beard, Landlord of the Bow Bells

Feeling knackered hunting online for great pubs to visit? 
Sometimes, less choice is more: since CityStack’s team has done all that hard work for you, say goodbye to endless searching and hello to a great drink or food experience. Less choices, less FOMO, more fun. Whether you’re looking to indulge in a selection of fine craft beers, chow down on a mouth-watering Sunday roast, or simply watch the hours lazily drift by in a laid-back atmosphere, CityStack has rounded up 10 of the best independent pubs across London. So, step out of your comfort zone and get a round in at one of these carefully selected premium gems sprinkled across very different neighbourhoods, from Kentish Town to Pimlico, across Zones 1 and 2.

Reconnect with pubs & gathering
Aside from bringing some jaw-dropping venues, CityStack wants to offer a proper pub experience.
Pub culture is an integral part of British life and pubs are a big part of London’s DNA. An evening or lunch out at the pub with a friend, colleague or your partner is a wonderful way to unwind and so important to our well-being.
You’ve probably figured it out by now: gathering is a core value, a need, and so is bringing people back to pubs. As we find freedom again, the urge to create more opportunities for people to meet has become vital. It is also imperative that we keep supporting the independent businesses that make London tick!

Together, we can bring pubs back to life!

(1) Study from Lumina Intelligence UK Pub & Bar Market Report 2021:

(2) UK inflation rate 2021 – live: Price rises at highest in a decade at 4.2%, Independent, November 2021: 

More information about CityStack

Press release from City Stack

Contact: Alison Boutoille, Co-founder l l 07 385 84 98 24