A pub in Liverpool hoping to aid poverty charities in the area is raffling off its name.
The pub has already begun raising funds in order to open within the Liverpool area, however actual premises have not yet been identified. Set up as a social enterprise, all profits made within the pub will be distributed to poverty-related charities in the local area.
As part of the first round of crowdfunding, we, the public, are being asked to choose a name for the pub in a raffle draw. 2000 tickets at £1 each are being made available, with one suggestion per ticket being permitted. Then the name will be picked in a live draw
What’ll make this pub different?
Well, apart from the fundraising and local social enterprise aspects of the business, this little pub will sell beer from independent brewers only, with a massive focus on local products. With Liverpool’s beer scene currently seeing an immense swell in creativity, this could mean fantastic things for the bar. Imagine – a local pub stocked full of Neptune, Cains, Mad Hatter, Barkers, Stamps, Big Dog and Liverpool Organic. Sounds amazing.
They’ll be selling real ale and craft beer, alongside “artisan wines and spirits” in a “relaxed and friendly atmosphere”. No mention of what’ll be on the jukebox yet.
“We want to run a great little boozer, with a focus on quality beers and spirits, but none of us have a desire to end up running some kind of bar empire, driven on expansion and greed,” explains Simon, of Love Beer Hate Fascism, the small, informal group of like-minded beer lovers who are working together on this project.
“Simon has worked and managed various venues for the past 20 years, and adds: “The decision to run it as a non-profit enterprise quickly became the obvious option, and with the UK’s current austerity measures, the effects of poverty impact so many people in our city, we knew it was something we could make a different to, no matter how small.”
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