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Pub Saving Award

About the Award 

The Pub Saving Award recognises people that have come together to save a pub that would have otherwise been demolished or converted to another use. It aims to secure publicity for pub-saving campaigns to encourage others to save their local.

Nominate a Pub

Nominations will reopen in September 2020.

A panel of judges reviews the campaigning efforts of community groups across the country to highlight just what pub campaigning can achieve with the right tools and people behind it.

Current Winner

Friends of Ye Olde Cross

Friends of Ye Olde Cross registered the pub as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) and with the help of the Plunkett Foundation and the Power to Change ‘More than a Pub’ programme, they developed a business plan and share offer to buy the pub as a community.

They established a Community Benefit Society which more than 300 locals invested in, raising £150,000 to purchase the pub. Further fundraising and a team of hardworking volunteers allowed them to completely transform the pub interior, and it re-opened in July 2019. Today, Ye Olde Cross runs a number of community events, including a regular quiz and open mic night, yoga lessons, food pop-ups, business networking, a yarn group and book club.

Nominate a Pub

Nominations open September 2020

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