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The Bevendean Community Pub
In December the Bevy celebrated its first birthday, and the week of celebrations showcased how we are so much more than just a pub. For our birthday party who better than the fab Fish Brothers to entertain a packed Bevy. Our community choir sang on the Monday and on Wednesday evening Lee and Karen Sullivan treated 30 adults with learning disabilities from Spiral, to a Christmas meal and a drink. On Thursday sixty older residents were served a Christmas meal by catering students from Brighton Aldridge Community Academy. The regulars who organise our Friday Friends Club had raised enough money so everyone got a couple of free drinks. One regular played piano and the BACA choir turned up at the end the afternoon for a sing-song. On Saturday over 40 children came to our Christmas parties with games, food and of course an appearance by Father Christmas. In the evening our local vicar Father John encouraged everyone to sing Christmas carols. Then there was the usual men and women's darts matches, our regular quiz night and just having somewhere for people to come and have a drink or coffee and a meal and meet their neighbours.
We've still got a lot to do, but are pretty pleased with what we have achieved in our first year. And if you are looking for a New Years resolution remember the Bevy is your community pub, so why not make it your venue for your party or event, or to treat the family to one of our amazing Sunday lunches or ditch the diet with our brilliant 2 for £10 Pizza deal all through January.
Here's a lovely little film about the Christmas BACA Meal from the nice people atLatest TV
COMING IN FEBRUARY
The Bevendean Park Run will be starting here at The Bevy. First event Feb 6th. We will be opening from 9am for tea, coffee, invigorating smoothies and delicious breakfasts - everyone welcome, running or not.
JOB OPPORTUNITY Our lovely Bar manager Andy is leaving us as he has been offered the perfect job nearer to home We wish him all the best, he will be greatly missed. So we are looking for experienced bar staff with at least 5 years working in the industry. Must support cooperative movement & The Bevy ethos. You will be working in a team and under a volunteer committee. Living wage.2 references needed. Please email your CV to - email@example.com
Want to support your local co-op pub before cheering on the Albion? We will be organising a FREE minibus. Let us know if you're interested. FIRST HOME GAME - 23rd JAN Burger or Pizza and a Pint ONLY £10
The Bevy is a community owned and operated pub and cafe which is open to everyone not just shareholders.
Overall management is by a committee of local people who, when the brewery closed the pub in May 2010, were determined to re-open it as a community hub as well as a pub and cafe serving excellent meals and drinks.
Day to day operation is by the manager and his staff
There are over 700 shareholders who each have a minimum of one £10 share.