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.

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.

2023 Annual Charity Challenge: Walking the Wight

In early September 2023, local businesses New Dawn Pubs, InstaGroup, The Barley Mow, and 1st Call Trees joined forces to raise as much money as possible for their annual charity challenge. This year, the task was to walk 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.

In 2024...

In 2024, we will be undertaking another gruelling challenge to raise money for causes close to our hearts.

Planning is underway and we're gathering a team of colleagues and friends who will each be fundraising to help us reach our target.

More information coming soon...