Brighton, East Sussex
The Bevendean is the first co-op estate pub in the UK - but more than just a pub.
Open everyday noon till 11pm 01273 281009
Support the first urban, community, co-op estate pub in the UK!!! With pubs closing at the rate of two a day here’s a unique chance to help buck the trend. The 18,000 people of Moulsecoomb and Bevendean in Brighton have spent 3 years without a pub but a determined and passionate group of local residents have come together to change that. The group have re-opended the Bevendean as a ‘hub’ not just a pub. Besides the more traditional activities of socialising, darts and real ales, we provide decent food for families at affordable prices, social events and a place for everyone from pensioners to mums with toddlers to meet and get involved in. The community pub/café provides a friendly and vibrant meeting place and employment and apprenticeships for local people. The Community Kitchen will run cookery courses and we’ll grow food in the pub gardens. The venue will is available to hire for weddings, birthdays and other functions and there will be space for small community groups to meet. A place to eat, drink and meet that is in our community – somewhere we can walk to, not a bus or car ride away in town. Our aim is to provide a venue that is inclusive, accessible, safe and welcoming - a place that will help put the heart back into our community and neighbourhood. One way or another we raised over £200,000 to get the pub off the ground. We raised this through loans, grants and people buying into the co-op through shares from as little as £1. It was a lot of money to find but, with enough people behind us even volunteering time and skills to help create the pub, we got there. The Bevy, really is more than a pub. See you soon.