The Craufurd Arms and its amazing team of passionate staff face uncertain times due to the impact of COVID-19 on our business.
We know you all have some unforgettable memories made inside these black walls and stories of incredible (and sweaty) gigs to tell. We have loved serving, meeting and entertaining you, our kind and loyal customers, over many years and you have always reached out and helped us when we’ve needed you in the past
Now we need your help more than ever….
In light of the recent recommendations by the government, we regret to inform you that in the interest of public safety, we have made the decision to postpone all events at The Craufurd Arms from the 20th March.
Yes. This means we'll be closing our doors for the foreseeable future.
Like so many other small, independent businesses, we now face an unpredictable and potentially very grave future.
Whilst trying to stay positive and planning for the future, without the support of the government we have estimated that in order to be able to support our staff and pay our bills, we need around £2.5k a week. This is why we are crowdfunding for the worst case scenario - 12 weeks, which comes to £30k.
Put simply: without support and action during these times, The Craufurd Arms will NOT survive and its staff and the future of the venue will be placed in a vulnerable financial position.
At this point, while we understand that so many others are facing similarly uncertain times, we are encouraging everyone in the community and beyond who wants to play a part in safeguarding the future of The Craufurd Arms, to please donate generously to this fund should you have the means to do so.
We will be offering merchandise, incentives, exclusives, and your place for eternity on our wall of fame, in return for your donations and support.
To be clear, your donations will help our staff first, and any remainder will keep the Venue going by paying our considerable standing costs until we can reopen safely.
We will be monitoring the situation and reacting accordingly to government advice. We would like to assure you that we are doing our best to reschedule everything in March, April & May and hope we can return to normality in June, July and August as we welcome you back with a full programme for the rest of the year.
We will keep you all informed of any changes to our plan, but for now our customers and staff’s safety and welfare is absolutely paramount to us.
We hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy during this time and cant wait to see you soon.
From all of us at The Craufurd Arms x