Based in Moulsecoomb, Brighton, The Bevy Pub was the first co-operative pub on a housing estate in the UK. Serving a community of nearly 18,000 people, it is a local hub, offering space to meet and chill out, it has
In May 2013, this community venture received a £5,000 investment from The Phone Co-op.
Helen Jones, Secretary of the
“Our project is about power in the hands of people. We are trying to say that things don’t have to have a massive profit margin; they don’t have to be run by big directors; they can be run by people like you and me. And we can achieve what we want by coming together and having a say in things not being told what to do but deciding co-operatively what we want to do”.
The Bevy Pub has raised £44,250 in share capital from 546 shareholders towards its ambitious target of £50,000 - the highest number of members of any co-op pub in the country.