Pubs form a good hub to local communities. But many of them are disappearing, as people prefer to drink at home or at chain pubs. Support your local pub by visiting and drinking some locally brewed beer. CAMRA has a discount card that pays for itself, once you become a member, and also list vegan-friendly ales.
You can get help to start or save a community pub at Plunkett Foundation. Their experts can help save community pubs, not just shops. They have already been instrumental in setting up many people-owned pubs throughout England.