Giving something back

We believe in more than just serving exceptional drinks and food; we're committed to making a positive impact in the neighborhoods we call home. From our annual charity challenges that bring people together to challenge themselves for good causes, to our ongoing support of local events and fundraisers, giving back is ingrained in our ethos. Whether it's donating vouchers and prizes to support customer fundraising endeavours or organising community-driven initiatives, we strive to be a beacon of goodwill and generosity. Join us in making a difference, one pint at a time.

2024 Charity Challenge

In September, we'll once again be joining up with fellow local business friends, The Barley Mow Tilford, Insta Group Ltd and 1st Call Trees, for this year's challenge; to walk 100km in 3 days from Westminster Bridge in London to Brighton Pier.

We're aiming to raise £25,000 for two local charities, Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care and Abby’s Heroes.

This is an annual challenge that we've been organising for best part of the last decade and has become a much-loved (and quietly feared!) date in the calendar. Some of us see it as a 'bucket list' opportunity, whilst others enjoy the freedom that comes from pausing all responsibilities and having time to just walk, talk, think, and get to know colleagues and acquaintances better. More importantly is the pride that each and every one of us takes on from being a small part of a bigger movement in maintaining strong local community roots and relationships, it is something that truly never dulls!

2023 Charity Challenge

In early September 2023, along with our friends at Insta Group, The Barley Mow, and 1st Call Trees, the annual charity challenge took place, with the simple task (or so some thought) of walking the entirety of the Isle of Wight, approximately 100km, over 3 days.

Unbeknown to the team, they were to undertake this tough challenge on the hottest days of the whole year, but they completed the challenge and raised over £17,000 for the two chosen charities: Cherry Trees, a respite care home  for children near Guildford, and National Energy Action.

Pedalling for Pubs

In 2023 and 2024, our founders Mark Robson and Mark Williams have each taken part in a Pedalling for Pubs challenge raising money for The Licensed Trade Charity and Only a Pavement Away, who support people who work in the pub and hospitality industry.

In 2023, Mark Robson rode over 450km from the west to east coast of beautiful Sri Lanka. Along with riders from across the hospitality sector, he helped raise over £320,000.

In 2024, it was Mark Williams's turn, who cycled 400km from Nairobi to the Masai Mara from 18th – 21st March. We donated 10p of every pint of Peroni sold to support his fundraising efforts, and with your help, he surpassed his personal fundraising target of £5,500.