BACBS was short-listed for the Plunkett Foundation's Rural Community Cooperatives Award 2017 in recognition of the sterling contributions made by our shareholders and community volunteers towards purchasing The Abingdon Arms, repairing and refurbishing both the pub building and garden, and developing an exciting 'More than a Pub' programme. Although we did not win the award, our achievements were celebrated at the awards ceremony on 6th December. The shortlisting was a tribute to the vision, cooperation, community involvement and commitment evidenced by our venture.
Exciting news! We've just heard that we've been shortlisted for the Community Co-operative of the year for South East England. We will find out whether we've won at the award ceremony on the 6th December. Watch this space!
The Abingdon Arms is now open for coffee, tea and cake on Friday mornings from 9am. Everyone welcome!
Did you know that The Abingdon Arms first Beckfest has resulted in a donation of £400 to the local school. Great news!
The first AGM will be at 7.30pm on Wednesday 15th November 2017 at Beckley Village Hall. Information about the meeting will be sent to Members in advance.
Come and celebrate our amazing achievement in securing the future of our pub:
'Open Evening' Friday 10 March, 7.00 - 10.30pm
'Open Day' Saturday 11 March, 12.30 - 7.00pm