More Than A Pub

“More Than A Pub”; good Pubs are all about the people, and the places they serve. The Brown Bear Inn has a long history at the social heart of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Soon you’ll have the chance to take part in putting this iconic pub back in its right place again…

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The Great British Public House has been under attack from arms length corporate ownership interests and in the past two decades tens of thousands of pubs have been lost to history, asset stripped, run into the ground, and flogged off for alternative use. This is damaging community cohesion everywhere and it’s beyond high time for People Who Love Pubs to take them back and put Pubs at the heart of their community again.

Evidence that this is the case comes from across the UK where communities have been taking control of their Local by setting up cooperative share ownership schemes to invest in chronically run down pubs and preserve them as community assets.

The Brown Bear Club is the next step in multi stakeholder involvement in pubs and is a radical rethink on the sharing of risk, responsibility and reward and in shaping the future of the Great British Public House. From modest beginnings at the Brown Bear Inn in Berwick-upon-Tweed we hope to build a pub company through which people will invest and take ownership of pubs fit for the 21st century, pubs that are run with a triple bottom line of People, Planet, Profit as their guiding principle – as well as having a cracking good time in the serving and making of happy communities of course!

Ladies and Gentlemen we bring you #BringBacktheBear stakeholders gallery!

Some of the amazing behind the scenes people who’ve been involved in bringing Berwick’s iconic Brown Bear Inn back from the brink of oblivion for the future enjoyment, entertainment and edification of the people of Berwick-upon-Tweed, the beautiful Borders and beyond. Pubs for All All for Pubs!


Click here to view the Gallery of our wonderful friends.