Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty writes an honest and humorous account of how The Bevy, a “pub in a ‘dodgy bit of Brighton’, has brought a fragmented working-class community together”

Opened in December 2014 ,The Bevy is the first community-owned estate pub in the UK. Funded by over 700 shareholders and re-built and decorated by an army of volunteers, The Bevy is so much more than just a pub. You can read his article in full here:


The Sussex Learning Network is pleased to be supporting The Bevy in its programme of events and has been funding ‘Brains at the Bevy’ for three years; an informal series of of short and enlightening talks from local academics. You can find out more about the Bevy and other events running such as family summer days through their website here