The Crown and Anchor a Great British Institution

by Paul Davison in Holy Island, England, United Kingdom

The Crown and Anchor a Great British Institution
We did it
On 16th June 2020 we successfully raised £13,650 with 124 supporters in 28 days

One of only two remaining Pubs. • support our Great British Institution • help in our small island community • supporting our staff

by Paul Davison in Holy Island, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

I myself am a chef with 26 years experience in various areas of the hospitality industry and with the support of my fantastic partner and my family I took the plunge back in November 2017 to purchase my dream business. A pub on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, the ‘Crown and Anchor’ Inn.1589721017_5b8fbcf0-0b45-4baa-b62a-545ef7f64c91.jpeg

Steeped in history, and dating back to 1827, she stands boldly against the back drop of a 15th century priory on an Island only passable by a tidal causeway, for a few hours per day. Stood at the heart of a small village with approximately 100 something residents and one of only two remaining pubs from an original ten. I am believed to be the thirteenth licensee over the past 193 years.The thirteenth licensee? In the current climate some people maybe superstitious, but I believe that with a small amount of support from those people that can help, we and the ‘Crown’ will be here for another 200 years (well maybe not me!).1589886663_07a24fcd-211a-4e83-922f-230923fc9afa.jpeg1589886212_e9bbdc0c-88d5-4435-9a85-f4d4fa79d87a.jpeg

 Like many pubs the C&A are facing challenges due to C-19, we're offering you the chance to help out a local business and snag some great rewards at the same time.

We are looking to ensure the survival of a truly ‘great British institution’ which is enjoyed by both two and four legged friends. 1589882766_crown1.jpeg
We are also developing plans to financially support our staff and keep us in business. Should the need arise, this crowd funder is set up as a way for customers to purchase vouchers for a future visit to The Crown and Anchor Inn once we reopen.We are offering you the chance to purchase meals, stay in our b’n’b and beverages for future visits. Or to make donations to help us survive the short/long term effects of covid-19

Sending you all our wishes to stay well, stay fit and stay safe  
Paul, Helen and ‘Crew’1589719599_e2dc5871-2969-492f-85f1-05d0faabe777.jpeg

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£20 or more

10 of 20 claimed

Islands and Highlands

Taste test four of our 36 single malt scotch whiskies from some of the finest distilleries in the Scottish highlands/lowlands and west coast islands, with a bit of experience from our self proclaimed whisky expert (the boss). A great saving of over £8 compared to our usual prices.

£5 or more

£5 Donation

"Pledge £5 and receive a personalised thanks from the C&A team for helping a local business"

£10 or more

£10 donation

"Pledge £10 and we'll give you a shout out on our social media for helping the C&A weather this storm"

£100 or more

4 of 20 claimed

Bed and Breakfast

Pledge £100 today and we'll reward you with a one night stay over for two people including breakfast. That’s a fantastic saving of £20.

£150 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Pledge £150 today and we will reward you with a one night stay over including a 2 course dinner and breakfast for two people. That’s another great deal with a saving of over £20.

£25 or more

20 of 20 claimed

Lunchtime meal voucher

Pledge £25 today and we'll reward you a £30 discount for your lunch.

£50 or more

20 of 20 claimed

A la carte evening dinner

Pledge £50 today and we'll reward you with £50 off voucher for evening dinner and a free bottle of house wine worth £15.

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