Craufurd Arms Lockdown v2.0 Support Fund SL6 7LY

by Mark Newcombe in Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom

Craufurd Arms Lockdown v2.0 Support Fund SL6 7LY

Total raised £5,320

raised so far

88

supporters

Community wet-led pubs have been left out in the cold but here at the Craufurd Arms we're fighting back!

by Mark Newcombe in Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 21st December 2020 we'd raised £5,270 with 87 supporters in 34 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Some of the money raised will be used to refurbish the cellar whilst it is not in use. We will also be carrying out work to meet our revised fire risk assessment which will include improved emergency lighting through out the pub.

Work will also continue in the kitchen with the installation of a new industrial extraction unit so that we may improve our food offering when we are eventually allowed to re-open.

So much depends on the ever changing rules and regulations but we want to be ready to hit the go button as soon as it makes sense to do so. The sooner we can get back to being the community centre that we have become the better.


The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of British small businesses, which is going to make it very challenging for businesses to survive. Together we can help the Craufurd Arms weather the storm. 

On the 4th November the committee reluctantly took the decision to temporarily close the Craufurd Arms in Maidenhead until the lockdown imposed on us and the threat of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 restrictions are lifted. Unlike the first lockdown we will not be offering a takeaway and delivery service for a number of reasons the main one being that it is not financially viable for us to do so.

Small community wet-led pubs have been unfairly targeted and not been able to benefit from the 10% reduction in the VAT on food or the Eat Out to Help Scheme. 

Despite all our efforts to make the Craufurd Arms a safe and comfortable place to be the ongoing restrictions forced upon us are making it impossible to trade profitably, but thanks to our wonderful supporters we will be back!

Some of the money raised will be used to refurbish the cellar whilst it is not in use. We will also be carrying out work to meet our revised fire risk assessment which will include improved emergency lighting throughout the pub.

Work will also continue in the kitchen with the installation of a new industrial extraction unit so that we may improve our food offering when we are eventually allowed to re-open.

So much depends on the ever changing rules and regulations but we want to be ready to hit the go button as soon as it makes sense to do so. The sooner we can get back to being the community centre that we have become the better.


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