'Save the Craufurd Arms'

by Mark Newcombe in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England

To buy the freehold of the Craufurd Arms from the Wellington Pub Company Plc in order to preserve the pub for future generations.

by Mark Newcombe in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England

We did it
On 21st March 2017 we successfully raised £279,250 with 193 investors in 39 days

New stretch target

To carry out extensive refurbishments to improve the pub offer including disabled access, landscaping and extension of pub facilities .


Your opportunity to buy shares in a true community pub right in the middle of Maidenhead

Do you enjoy a pint and chat with family and friends in a local pub?

Do you want to support your local community?

The Craufurd Arms, one of Maidenhead’s oldest pubs, could be only weeks away from closure. The freehold is up for sale and there’s no knowing what the site will become. But you can help us save it. 

Your community pub

We’re the Craufurd Arms Society Ltd. We’re residents, regulars and people passionate about Real Ale and local pubs. We want to buy the freehold and bring The Craufurd Arms into community ownership.

We’ve already established a Community Benefit Society and we’re aiming to raise the necessary funding through grants, loans and a share offer that we’re inviting you to join. 

Your part in saving the Craufurd Arms

We need to raise around £270,000* to fully finance the project. And we need to move fast.

*including the BSC Crowd Match Fund £100,000, please see the attached Share Prospectus for details.

Pledge your support

This is your chance to buy shares in the Craufurd Arms and become part of a valuable local project. Valuable because we’re planning on being more than just a pub. We’re working with local charities and community groups to find ways of tackling loneliness and isolation in Maidenhead. But we can’t do it without your support. 

Help run the business

We’re asking you to invest a minimum of £250. This gives you the right to vote and, therefore, have a say in the affairs of the business. We also welcome bigger share holdings up to £25K per investor.

For more information please take a moment to browse through our Business Plan, Share Prospectus and Model Rules which can be downloaded from this web page.

If you feel passionately about the importance of community pubs and would like to see the Craufurd Arms saved for future generations, please join us and become part of this exciting project. 

Thank you

Thank you for taking time to consider our campaign to save a much-loved local. We hope you’ll support us and we look forward to working with you.

 

The more people who invest, the greater the chance of saving the last pub in North Maidenhead.

This is not just about buying a pub; it’s about helping to sustain a community and preserving our heritage.

Important documents
Important documents
shareoffer business plan the rules

Levels of Investment

£250 or more

£250 Investment

5 Shares - 30% Tax Relief subject to conditions. Photo in our Members Gallery, a Craufurd Arms "Members only" beer mat and a Members Card.

£500 or more

£500 Investment

10 Shares - 30% Tax Relief subject to conditions. As above plus: A Craufurd Arms Society pint/half/wine glass.

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Investment

20 Shares - 30% Tax Relief subject to conditions. As above plus: An upgrade to a Silver Members Card, an invite to a tasting event and a Craufurd Arms T-shirt.

£2,000 or more

£2,000 Investment

40 Shares - 30% Tax Relief subject to conditions. As above plus: An engraved Craufurd Arms Society pint/half/wine glass and a Craufurd Arms Fleece.

£5,000 or more

£5,000 Investment

100 Shares - 30% Tax Relief subject to conditions. As above plus: An upgrade to Gold Members Card, a personalised Craufurd Arms Polo Shirt and a 'Thank You' in the Maidenhead Advertiser.

£10,000 or more

£10,000 Investment

200 Shares - 30% Tax Relief subject to conditions. As above plus: An upgrade to a Platinum Members Card and a Name Plaque on a bench in the pub garden

£20,000 or more

£20,000 Investment

400 Shares - 30% Tax Relief subject to conditions. As above plus: An upgrade to a Black Members Card, a personalised Craufurd Arms Society Tankard or Wine Glass and a Name Plaque on a Beer Pump.


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