Help save the Sally

by The Salutation Inn in Castle Combe, England, United Kingdom

Help save the Sally

Total raised £17,740

raised so far



COVID-19 has created uncertain times for small businesses and we need a little support to weather the storm, can you help us #payitforward

by The Salutation Inn in Castle Combe, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 23rd May 2020 we'd raised £17,040 with 174 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Our stretch goal includes covering our bases by making our takeaway service permanent after COVID-19 by converting our storeroom into a bakery and pizza kitchen.

Paying it forward

Phil & Ben have operated The Salutation Inn public house in The Gibb near Castle Combe since 2018.

Started on a shoestring, with life savings, personal loans and a lot of hard work to turn it into the thriving community pub it has become. Like so many businesses across the hospitality industry, we have had to completely change our business and shut our doors. 

With so many people offering guidance and so many lovely messages of support, we are determined to weather this storm.

We're also grateful that we can put our team into the furlough scheme so that we can return to work together at the end of all of this.

We're reaching out to our community to help save us.

However, we need to save The Salutation Inn so that there is a job for us all at the end of this all.

We've been providing a takeaway and grocery delivery service since the lockdown has started, but our overheads remain the same, and the funding available from the business support packages has not yet started trickling through to us. 

We have reached a point where realistically, we could be facing a three+ month closure, missing the important summer months' trading. This isn't something that we could have prepared for and we need help to cover our existing supplier debt, tax and wage costs to survive the shutdown.

We don't expect something for nothing, so we've put together a range of rewards ready for when we reopen.

All contributors will also have their name included in our Roll Call of Thanks, which we will have hanging on the wall honouring those who have contributed to the preservation of The Salutation Inn.

Our Rewards

For every £1 pledged now, we will add 20% to the value in the form of a voucher, to be used when we reopen. 

What are the terms & conditions of the pledges?

  • No refunds for pledges, but we are happy for them to be transferable.
  • The vouchers are valid for one year from our reopening date and can be spent on any transaction in the pub - you don't have to use it for the suggested way of spending it.
  • Please note that the name you enter will be the name used on the voucher. If you are buying a gift for someone, please use their name. We will be collating the vouchers and posting them as soon as possible so that you have them available for when we reopen.

We look forward to partying with you all at the end of this! xx

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.


This project offered rewards

£100 or more

Family Sunday lunch

Pledge £100 today and we'll top it up by 20% and post you a voucher for £120 to spend in the pub once we're open to the public again. This is perfect for a family meal, or a get together with friends.

£5 or more

Five pound tip - no voucher

Spare us a fiver to help the team get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way. We will distribute funds to our team through our payroll based on number of hours worked last tax year.

£20 or more

£24 Bar tab

Pledge £20 today and we'll top it up by 20% and post you a voucher for £24 to spend in the pub once we're open to the public again. What better way to celebrate the end of the lockdown than a few pints, and a top up from us as a thank you?

£25 or more

Weekday lunch for two

Pledge £25 today and we'll top it up by 20% and post you a voucher with £30 to spend in the pub once we're open to the public again - perfect for our lunchtime menu!

£42 or more

Drinks with friends

Pledge £42 and we'll top it up to £50 for you to enjoy a couple of bottles of wine, or a few pints with your friends when we're allowed to meet up again!

£50 or more

Evening meal for two

Pledge £50 today and we'll top it up by 20% and post you a voucher for £60 to spend in the pub once we're open again - perfect for a meal for two at the weekend.

£75 or more

Supper club ticket

Pledge £75 today and we'll reward you with a ticket to a Supper Club event of your choice. These popular events are hosted regularly and are an opportunity to enjoy a 7-course tasting menu, prepared by Ben and the team in the kitchen. As part of this reward, we will be including the flight of wine, as well as an after-dinner drink of your choice. Booking is essential for our supper club events.

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