The Bevy- an inspirational model of a co-operative pub

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Give a read of Aditya Chakrabortty’s article on the co-operative pub The Bevy– the first community owned estate pub in the UK. Following the shutdown of the Bevendean Hotel in 2010, the locals of Moulescoomb and Bevendean in Brighton were left without a pub. After consistently campaigning and clubbing together to raise £200,000, the pub was re-opened. It now provides a space that is owned by its members and reinvests its money back into the community, that serves some of the most affordable pints in Brighton, and pays its bar staff the proper living wage. Its doors are open to everyone, hosting events from vegetable competitions to campaign meetings against school cuts and housing problems. Check out this video to learn more.

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