Please note that due to huge demand this event has now sold out. However, if you are still interested in learning more about saving your pub as a co-operative, places are still available for our networking event on Saturday 14 March at the Anglers Rest in Derbyshire.

Free places are available to anyone interested in saving their local pub as a community-owned business to visit two thriving examples in Oxfordshire later this month.

Two co-operative pubs will open their doors on the 26 February to give people the opportunity to learn from their experiences of saving their much-loved local from closure by purchasing and running it as a community enterprise. Networking and discussion sessions will then take place on Friday 27 February between 9:30am and 12pm.

Organised by the Plunkett Foundation, the study tour will escort attendees from its base in Woodstock to two co-operative pubs to learn how both communities rallied to form a committee and save their local pub. The group will visit two co-operative pubs to learn about the co-operative ownership model in more depth, followed by dinner and the opportunity to network with others, including Julian Ross from the Old Crown, the first co-operative pub in England, and Plunkett Foundation advisers. Discussions and networking will continue the following day.

Included in the study visit is:
  • One night’s accommodation at The Bear in Woodstock;
  • Travel between the two co-operative pubs and The Bear;
  • Dinner at the Seven Stars co-operative pub in Marsh Baldon;
  • Discussion sessions on Friday morning with refreshments.
Places are extremely limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would value the opportunity to learn first-hand from those involved in the setting up and running of co-operative pubs please email [email protected] or call 01993 810730.