When a community comes together to do good, sometimes really great things happen. The Bevy (The Bevendean Community Pub) is Brighton’s only cooperative pub, and the very first community-owned pub on a housing estate in the United Kingdom. This award-winning community resource is the result of years of commitment and hard work from a number of local people, and is beautifully captured in this short film.
As their tag-line says, The Bevy is so much ‘More than a Pub’. Amongst other things, it’s a resource for families and older people, an inspiration for all, and a place to get a great pint. Last year, The Bevy even partnered with local brewery, Holler, to brew an extra special beer – The Beast of Bevendean – a red rye IPA, which celebrated the eponymous creature rumoured to roam these parts.
In August 2017, Warren Carter, Chair of The Bevy Committee, spoke to the Fermentation Beer & Brewing Show on Radio Reverb about the history of The Bevy and what kind of welcome people can expect to find when they visit. Here’s some a clip:
The Bevy, 50, Hillside, Brighton, BN2 4TF
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