About the pub and us
After 2 and a half years of hard work by so many people The Abinger Hatch pub had become the heart of it's local community once again. The pub has now been forced to close due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We as owners (Brad, Charlotte and our 6 month old son Abel) are doing everything we can to continue to keep the pub going, currently serving takeaways and delivering groceries, and supporting our team as much as possible to ensure that, when this all passes, we will be able to return to running the pub you all know and love like it has been since we took over in December 2018. Whilst the government grants that have been announced for wage support will thankfully help us financially support our fantastic team there are still running costs of approximately £4000 a week that sadly won't disappear overnight. With no guests coming through the doors it will be incredibly difficult for us to raise this money without your support. For us the pub isn't just our business it's our home and we've fallen in love with the wonderful community who have accepted us and become dear friends. We have put everything, physically, emotionally and financially, into this pub since we took it over and we're devastated to think that it might all end because of a situation completely out of our hands. So that's why we need your help!
How can you help?
By pre-booking meals, events and even buying drinks for when we re-open now you can help us a huge amount and you can be the first in-line to enjoy some amazing events we're planning on putting on to celebrate!
How will it help?
To put it plainly it will help us to survive this. Currently we have been forced to close our doors. We are still running takeaway services and a local grocery service to try and support locals in getting the much needed supplies they need, but we don't know long this will be sustainable for us as a business due to the high-running costs associated with running a pub even when it's not open.
Your support now, for when we are up and running at full capacity again, can help this pub survive.
- Please give what you can - every bit of support is appreciated.
- Please share this campaign with everyone you know!
- If you are local to The Abinger Hatch and need any support at all during these difficult times please just give us a call and we will continue to try and help those in the local community as much as we can.
Thank you all for all your support before, during and hopefully after this incredibly difficult time.
Brad, Charlotte, Abel and all the team at The Abinger Hatch
Please note all reward donations are subject to the risk of the pub re-opening fully - rewards will only be redeemable once The Abinger Hatch has fully re-opened to the public.