The Abingdon Arms wins award for Best Community Pub in the UK 2018

Eighteen months after being purchased by our Community and, more extraordinarily, less than one year after our tenants – Aimée and Joe – opened for business, The Abingdon Arms has been crowned Best Community Pub in the UK 2018. The pub appears in the 2018 Sawday’s pub guide and has been chosen from the almost 800 pubs featured for the special award - one of only six national awards handed out by Sawday’s.

Mike Hobbs, Chairman of the Beckley & Area Community Benefit Society – owners of the community pub – said: “We've just received this fantastic news. What a brilliant achievement in less than one year of operation!

Congratulations go to all the members of our community and our investors who made this possible and to Aimée, Joe, Tom and their team at the pub for their hard work and dedication. Well done!