Help The Abinger Hatch survive the COVID-19 crisis

by Brad & Charlotte Marchant in Abinger Common, England, United Kingdom

Help The Abinger Hatch survive the COVID-19 crisis
We did it
On 25th April 2020 we successfully raised £18,145 with 222 supporters in 34 days

Help us to ensure our local village pub survives these difficult times, ensure we can support our staff and come back stronger than ever!

by Brad & Charlotte Marchant in Abinger Common, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

  • Thank you so much to everyone who has pledged already - we can't thank you all enough for helping us hit our initial target!
  • We still have running costs even with the government grants to cover 80% of our staffs wages so any extra money raised on top of the £16,000 will help us continue to survive and ensure your favourite local is still here.
  • It will also enable us to continue to support the local community providing takeaways and groceries while we are closed. Many of our neighbours are over-70, we don't have a local shop and the nearest town is a 20 minute drive away so being able to provide these services really helps the local community.

This is our pub, this is our home, this is our life.

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. 

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£30 or more

39 of 100 claimed

Re-Opening Party

A ticket to enjoy our Re-Opening Party once we are allowed to throw open our doors again - we plan on showing everyone who's supported us a really good time with food, drinks & live music

£5 or more

Your First Drink

It's simple - buy your first drink now for when we re-open so you're ready to celebrate! (A pint or a regular glass of wine will be ready and waiting for you!)

£5 or more

Buy a drink for an NHS worker

A chance to pay it forward and buy a pint or glass of wine for an NHS worker. We'll keep a tally of the total amount bought and then, when we reopen, NHS workers with valid NHS staff identification badges will be able to claim a drink per person per visit. So thank those putting themselves on the front line now so they can celebrate when this is all over!

£10 or more

Surrey Produce Hamper Raffle Draw

A ticket to enter a raffle draw for a hamper of delicious Surrey products and produce (hamper must be collected from the pub once the winner is announced)

£25 or more

Lucky Draw Raffle Entry for Free Drinks

Join the draw to win 1 free drink per day for a week (pint or regular glass of wine)

£25 or more

£25 Voucher for Food & Drink

Simple - a £25 voucher for you to redeem when we reopen on food & drink.

£50 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Cooking Workshop

A place on a cooking workshop with one of our fantastic chefs to learn to cook a delicious seasonal main dish

£50 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Wine & Cheese Tasting Evening

A place at an evening wine & cheese tasting event run by owner Brad with paired offerings for you to enjoy

£50 or more

6 of 10 claimed

Gin Tasting Evening

A place at an evening event run by owner Brad sampling the over 20 gins we have at The Hatch and learning what to pair some of our favourite local gins with

£50 or more

£50 Voucher for Food & Drink

Simple - a £50 voucher for you to redeem when we reopen on food & drink.

£60 or more

Sunday Roast for 4

Enjoy a delicious family Sunday Roast for 4 here at The Hatch cooked by our fantastic chefs - savour the idea of that incredible roast (and no washing up!)

£70 or more

Sunday Roast for 5

Enjoy a delicious family Sunday Roast for 5 here at The Hatch cooked by our fantastic chefs - savour the idea of that incredible roast (and no washing up!)

£75 or more

4 of 10 claimed

Surrey Specials Tasting Menu Evening

A place at an evening event lead by Head Chef Lewis and owner Brad with a tasting menu of dishes created using Surrey produce with local paired drinks

£100 or more

5 of 20 claimed

Personalised 3 Course Menu

A personalised 3 course menu for 2 created by our team of chefs for your own enjoyment for a night in the pub with paired wine - the perfect date night or way to celebrate a special occasion.

£100 or more

A Locals Tab

We know some of the locals love to run up a tab so why not set yourself up with a tab already paid for to enjoy in the near future!

£100 or more

£100 Voucher for Food & Drink

Simple - an £100 voucher for you to redeem when we reopen on food & drink.

£375 or more

0 of 1 claimed

The Abinger Hatch Cocktail

Have a cocktail named after you and enjoy the equivalent a drink a day of it for an entire year

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

King or Queen of The Hatch

We’ll rename our ‘Down the Hatch’ house lager after you, the new King or Queen of The Hatch, and you'll get the equivalent of a pint of your drink a day for an entire year - we'll even put your face on the beer badge!

£5 or more

30 of 30 claimed

Pour Your Own Pint

You'll get to come behind the bar, have a quick lesson from our team on pouring the pint of your choice, pour it and enjoy it!

£50 or more

10 of 10 claimed

Craft Beer Tasting Event

A place on a craft beer tasting evening run with Brad & George, who are both passionate about their beer, with delicious nibbles paired with the beers

£250 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Pizza Party for 10

Enjoy an unlimited pizza party for you and 9 friends in our private Hunting Room as well as a bucket of beer

£500 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Personal Chef at Home Experience

Our Head Chef will cook a delicious dinner for you at your house with owner Brad as your personal waiter. Our Head Chef will come over and cook in your home for a 3 course dinner for up to 6 people with paired wine served by your personal waiter Brad for the night (Must be within 10 miles of the pub)

£2,000 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Have the pub all to yourself!

Private hire of the pub for an evening including a meal with a selection of drinks and all the staff at your beck and call! Bring your friends or enjoy the entire place to yourself!

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