Save The Polar Bear

by Jonnie Mason in Hull, England, United Kingdom

Save The Polar Bear
We did it
On 1st December 2020 we successfully raised £19,308 with 833 supporters in 118 days

We, the previous boots on the ground (the staff!), want to reopen The Polar Bear as a Community Interest Company.

by Jonnie Mason in Hull, England, United Kingdom

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Lisa Hewson 27th August 2020

In memory of Captain Richard Tether (1825-1921), whom it is believed the name of the pub was inspired, when he returned from a trip guessed it, a Polar Bear.

Nigel Taylor 25th August 2020

Polar Bear isn't just important to me as a middle aged drinker. But as a venue where I personally worked on my craft performing music it would be so sad for the next generation to grow up in Hull without it. Plus on Fridays the DJ plays a bit of Snoop which is always dope

Michael Peacock 21st August 2020

Had a great couple of hours at the Polar Bear after a gig at the Welly last time I came to Hull. Am hoping I get a chance to visit again. Best of luck guys.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£100 or more

6 of 8 claimed

Name a cubicle!

We have 8 cubicles in the Bear, two in the gents and 6 in the ladies. Spend £100 (a bit more than a penny!) and you'll get your very own named toilet cubicle.... So quit stalling and getting donating!

£5 or more

Add A Drink To The Tab

Honestly you do not even want to know how ridiculous the welcome back party will be.

£20 or more

Message In Time

In the unlikely event that I get full reign over the interior of The Polar Bear again I will be dedicating the main pool room wall to your messages. I'll use a basic stencil to apply them. Honestly, if it means something to you or if its just a funny word, I think it'd be something nice to look at.

£20 or more

A Hideously Tacky 'Thank You' Trophy

Yes, we do condone and support participation trophies.

£500 or more

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I'm the DJ, I'll play what I want!

Have you ever thought "this guy sucks.... I could do much better!" Then here's your chance to prove it. Donate £500 and you can be the DJ at your very own Polar Bear event. We promise not think "this guys sucks!"

£1,000 or more

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Spend The Night With The Polar Bear Statue

He doesn't have a driving license so please only go for this option if you live locally/own a van.

£10 or more

80 of 80 claimed

Polaroid Picture (Shake It)

Daniel has a Polaroid camera, and I, for some reason, have a lot of film. I always wanted to pin up Polaroid pictures of my colleagues and my regulars behind the bar. We just never managed to sell all those Skint Northerner t-shirts.

£100 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Name Our House Lager/Cider/Bitter

Polar Beer seems popular, but also feels low effort.

£250 or more

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Name A Booth

Those big semi-circular seats? They're actually listed. I know right. Crazy.They're older than your grandmother. Thankfully I'm not going to etch your chosen name into the woodwork. Cheesy brass plaque though?

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